Women's Cross Country, Augustana Invite

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2nd of 20

Augustana Invite

8:30 PM - Friday, September 4, 2015
Yankton Trails Park, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Non-conference Match

Recap

THE MEET

The no. 5 ranked Dordt College women's cross country team placed second at the annual Augustana Twi-Light Meet held at Yankton Trails in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The Defenders recorded 89 points to stay in front of Carleton with 99 and Doane with a 146 for fourth place. The hosts won the event with 46 points.

 

DEFENDERS

Kayla Byl placed 10th in 17:28

Erika Douma placed 13th in 17:45

Justine Van Zee placed 15th in 17:55

Audrey Brooks placed 20th in 18:08

Kelsey Lewis placed 31st in 18:27

Annechiena Knevelbaard was 45th in 18:44

Annika Henckel was 65th in 19:20

-places listed are overall places out of the 211 runner field, not the point placings.

 

COACH WOLF SAYS

"The women started their season off well.  They were led by a strong performance from Kayla Byl.  The next four ladies ran strong, aggressive, and gutsy races.  Erika Douma was very strong in her season debut," said Dordt College coach Nate Wolf.

 

NOTES

-Leah Seivert won the event in 16:25

-the course was a three mile race.

-20 teams ran in the competition that has grown every year since it started and also features high school races.

-NAIA schools Doane, Morningside, Mount Marty, Northwestern, Midland, Dakota Wesleyan, William Penn and Briar Cliff competed in what has become the annual kickoff to the season.

-Dordt's team will run at a meet hosted by Dakota State next weekend, September 13.