4th of 16
Briar Cliff Invite
Dordt College finished 4th out of 16 teams at the Briar Cliff Invite at the Adams Nature Preserve near North Sioux City, South Dakota on Saturday. Dordt’s Ian Manske had a 26:06 time which was good for 14th and was the best for the Defenders.
Ian Manske 14th/ 26:06
Sam Wensink 20th/ 26:12
Stephan McNamara 30th/ 26:28
Adam Daane 41st/ 26:38
Ben Brockmueller 60th/ 27:12
Justin McNamara 61st/ 27:12
Ryan McNamara 85th/ 27:42
-196 runners ran the 8,000 meter course.
-Manske’s time put him at the front of a pack of eight runners separated by eight seconds.
-Midland’s Danny Aldaba ran a 24:46 to win the event.
-Dordt’s 142 points was just in front of Northwestern’s 145 for 5th place. Creighton ran 3rd with 99 points and Morningside was the top NAIA team at the event with a 2nd place total of 92.
-Dordt runs at the Mount Marty Invite in two weeks and then has two weeks to prepare for the GPAC Finals in early November.
COACH WOLF SAYS
“Our men continue to race strong. Ian Manske and Sam Wensink both raced strong finishing in the top 20. Our top six were separated by 66 seconds. Like the women, the men raced well across the entire team. As we start to transition to the last few meets of the season, I hope we can use this performance to keep us focused on our end of the season goals,” said Dordt College coach Nate Wolf.