2nd of 11
The Dordt College women’s cross country team saw its string of GPAC Championships stopped at four on Saturday, November 5 in Hastings, Nebraska. The Defenders were edged narrowly by the Morningside Mustangs for the team title with by a 56-59 margin and the Defenders were eight points clear of third place Hastings in the team race.
Annechiena Knevelbaard 7th/18:18
Julia Bos 10th/18:23
Erika Douma 11th/18:25
Audrey Brooks 13th/18:36
Erin Bandstra 18th/18:36
Kelsey Lewis 21st /18:53
Justine Van Zee 24th/18:58
-95 runners and 11 teams made up the GPAC field.
-The race was a 5,000 meter course.
-Marissa DeWispelaire from Doane won her second straight GPAC title in 17:38.
-Morningside had runners in 2nd and 3rd.
-Knevelbaard was a second out of 6th place.
-Dordt’s pack was tight with 1-5 separated by 28 seconds.
-Top-15 finishers earn all-GPAC honors. Douma claims all-GPAC honors for a third straight year.
-Morningside earns the automatic berth to the NAIA Championships on Saturday, November 19. Dordt awaits a potential at-large berth which will be announced Monday, November 7 by the NAIA.