17th of 38
Roy Griak Invite
The Dordt men’s cross country team finished 17th at the 2015 Roy Griak Invite held at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dordt totaled 438 points in the 37 team field and was led by Ian Manske with a 64th place time of 27:45.
Ian Manske 64th/27:45
Sam Wensink 77th/27:58
Adam Daane 82nd/28:03
Stephan McNamara 100th/28:16
Steve Kelly 115th/28:37
PJ Kooima 156th/29:11
Ben Brockmueller 157th/29:11
-391 runners competed on the 8,000 meter course.
-Dordt was four points out of 16th and 11 points out of 15th.
-Dordt’s split between its 1st and 5th runners was 52 seconds.
-Manske was ten seconds out of moving up 14 spots in the field.
-Dordt finished in front of fellow GPAC members Northwestern (20th/499) and Concordia (23rd/630).
-Dordt was the second finishing NAIA school to Indiana Wesleyan, a nationally ranked team.
-Black Hills State won the meet with 93 points.
-Alex Baldwin won the meet competing for Black Hills with a time of 25:27.
-Dordt will be off until October 10 when they run at Briar Cliff’s Invite a McCook Lake, South Dakota.
COACH WOLF POST RACE COMMENTS
"It was a hilly, aggressive, 8K course with soft footing due to rain. 75-80 degrees and sunny. Was a little hot for both races. The field sizes were significantly larger than last year. The men ran another strong race. Ian Manske led the men again and dropped 3:20 from his race here last year. The top 5 were within about 50 seconds of each other. Sam Wensink took a turn as our #2 runner with a strong performance. I think our top 7 can continue to pack up and finish within 45 seconds of each other."