10th of 37
Roy Griak Invite
The Dordt College women’s cross country team finished 10th out of 33 teams at the Roy Griak Invite in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday, September 26. The Defenders totaled 308 points at the event and Kayla Byl ran 12th in terms of placing for points with a 23:11.
Kayla Byl 12th/23:11
Erika Douma 47th/24:32
Justine Van Zee 76th/25:01
Audrey Brooks 84th/25:13
Kaylie Ogle 89th/25:19
Kelsey Lewis 109th/25:46
Sarah Van Wyk 129th/25:58l
-Minnesota Duluth won the meet with 83 points.
-Dordt was firmly entrenched in 10th place as Augustana (SD) had 247 for 9th and Concordia (NE) was 11th with 351.
-Byl was less than a second out of 12th overall place after dealing with illness most of this week.
-Erika Douma ran 50th overall with 10 seconds separating her from 39th place.
-the meet was run under warm conditions with temps in the 70s and sunny skies.
-360 runners competed in the race.
-Byl was the top NAIA runner in the field and Dordt was the top finishing NAIA school.
-the University of Mary’s Alexis Zeis won the race with a 22:13 time on the 6,000 meter course.
-Dordt will next compete on Saturday, October 10 at the Briar Cliff Invite.
COACH WOLF POST RACE COMMENTS
"It was a hilly, aggressive, 6K course with soft footing due to rain. The field sizes were significantly larger than last year for both men and women. Kayla Byl ran very well leading the team. A top-15 individual finish at Griak is an amazing accomplishment for her senior season. The heat affected the rest of the top 5 ladies with two of them spending some time in the medical tent after the race."