Woody Greeno Invite
The Dordt College women finished fifth in the team race and the men ninth at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, September 17.
Renee Buikema led the Defenders with a 17th place time of 23:27 while Michelle Steiger and Merissa Harkema finished 24th and 25th in times of 23:48 and 23:49. Lillie Koerner and Lauren Opp completed the Dordt scoring with times of 24:02 and 24:35 over the 6,000 meter course for 33rd and 45th place. Dordt's total was 144 points.
Seventeen teams made up the field with 113 runners competing. Morningside won the team race with 75 poitns. Angela Adams from Northwest Missouri State won the event in 21:42.
The men from Dordt placed ninth with 250 points against 21 teams.
Ryan Tholen's time of 26:41 was good for 21st place while Eric Tudor and Nathan Jackson were tight at 27:13 and 27:18 for 43rd and 47th respectively. Jeremy Van Woerden and Derek Opp ran next to each other as well for 69th and 70th in 27:54 and 27:55.
Nebraska Wesleyan scored the team title with 66 points and Al Sanabria finished first from 139 runners with a time of 24:47 over the 8,000 meter course.
Both Dordt teams will compete at the Roy Griak Invite in the Twin Cities on Saturday, September 24.