Women's Cross Country, Augustana Invite

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Augustana Invite

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



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.



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.



"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.



-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.