<p>Dordt College opened the 2012 men's cross country season on Friday night, August 31 in a meet hosted by Augustana in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Team points were not kept.
</p><p>Dordt's first runner across was Ryan Tholen in 20:25, good for 28th. Tim Bierma was right behind in 29th with a time of 20:26 and Chris Postma ran 41st in a time of 20:55. Nathan Jackson and Derek Opp concluded the five runners for the Defenders with times of 21:07 and 21:10 respectively for 49th and 52nd place over the four mile course.
</p><p>The men's division had 147 runners. The race was won by Augustana's Paul Yak in 19:21.
</p><p>Dordt will run at the Woody Greeno Invite on Saturday, September 15 in its next outing.</p>