2nd of 8
Herb Blakely Invite
The Dordt College Defender men's cross country team ran at the Herb Blakely Invitational hosted at Madison Country Club in Madison, South Dakota on Saturday, September 12. The Defenders raced to a second place finish with 48 points, trailing the winner, Northwestern, as the Raiders had 43 points. Dordt was easily in front of Iowa Western with 79.
Ian Manske 8th 26:51
Stephan McNamara 9th 26:59
Adam Daane 12th 27:23
Sam Wensink 13th 27:24
Steve Kelly 14th 27:25
Justin McNamara 17th 27:34
Nick Vander Kooi 21st 27:48
-The 8,000 meter race was under cool and calm conditions.
-Dordt's first five were separated by 34 seconds.
-Manske was just 10 seconds out of third place.
-Sylvester Barus (Iowa Western) posted a time of 25:29 to win the event by 1:07 over his nearest competitor.
-Mount Marty, Northwestern, Dordt and Dakota Wesleyan were the NAIA schools in the eight team field.
-99 runners made up the field.
-Dordt’s next meet will be at the Roy Griak Invite in St. Paul, Minnesota.