In what has become the traditional start to the cross country season for the Dordt Defenders, the Dordt women placed third at the Augustana Twi-Light Invite run at Yankton Trails in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The Defenders totaled 82 points in the 19 team field as Augustana won the meet with a low score of 34.
Lauren Opp was first across the line for Dordt with a third place finish of 16:54 and Jordyn Visscher claimed 15th in 17:25. Kayla Byl and Renee Buikema weren't far behind with times of 17:37 and 17:43 which placed them 21st and 24th overall. Lillie Koerner, Abby De Vries and Justine Van Zee were separated by just six seconds each as Koerner was 27th in 17:47, DeVries was 34th in 17:25 and Van Zee was 36th in 17:53.
Augustana's Runa Falch won the three mile race in a time of 16:16.
Dordt will next run at the Woody Greeno Invite in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 21.