10th of 20
The Dordt men finished 10th at the Augustana Twilight Cross Country Invitiational run at Yankton Trails in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 20 teams competed in the event.
DORDT FINISHERS (top 7)
51st Nick VanderKooi 20:23
54th Sam Wensink 20:24
66th Adam Daane 20:39
80th Ben Brockmueller 20:47
89th Riley Schaap 20:58
95th Luke Gilliland 21:01
113 Schuyler Malenke 21:16
ABOUT THE RACE
Dordt’s top five runners had a tight pack of :35.
Seth Reel from Winona State ran 1st in the College Division with a time of 18:54.
Augustana won the team race with 32 points and had five runners in the top-10.
Dordt had 295 points and finished behind Winona State. The Defenders finished third out of the NAIA schools at the competition.
228 runners competed at the four mile race.
Dordt will run at the Les Duke Initational on September 10 at Grinnell, Iowa.
COACH WOLF SAID
“The men moved well through the latter half of the race. Nick Vander Kooi and Ben Brockmueller had especially strong finishes to their races. We felt very positive looking at the splits that the men’s team could carry those paces through the extra mile to complete the full 8,000 meter race. We look forward to building on this race as we move into next week.”