Briar Cliff Invite
<p>The Dordt College women's cross country team finished second at the Briar Cliff Invite held at the Adams Nature Preserve in McCook Lake, South Dakota on Saturday morning, October 6.
</p><p>The Defenders totaled 68 points in the event with the University of Nebraska Omaha winning the event with a total of 38 points.
</p><p>Dordt was led by Lauren Opp's sixth place time of 18:14 and Renee Buikema raced the 5,000 meter course in a time of 18:40 for 12th place overall. Dordt's next four runners were tight with Abby De Vries finishing 14th in 18:43 and Merissa Harkema was 17th in 18:47. Kayla Byl and Katie Bonnema weren't far behind in 18:54 and 18:58 respectively for 19th and 23rd place. Dordt's Katie Ogle was the seventh runner across for the Defenders with a time of 19:36 and 44th place overall.
</p><p>Amanda Vorthman won the face with a 17:12 for Nebraska-Omaha. Doane was third overall in the team race with a 107 total and Concordia fourth with 113.
</p><p>162 runners and 176 teams competed in a race were starttime temps were in the 30's. Dordt will next run at the Mount Marty Invite in two weeks.</p>