4th of 14
Les Duke Invitational
Dordt College’s women’s cross country team placed fourth in the Les Duke Invitational held at the Grinnell Golf Course hosted by Grinnell College. The Defenders totaled 105 points in the event with Wartburg winning the team title with 72 points.
Audrey Brooks 9th 25:02
Julia Bos 13th 25:08
Erika Douma 18th 25:30
Erica DeSchiffart 31st 26:17
Kelsey Lewis 34th 26:28
Erin Bandstra 37th 26:35
Miranda Moss 40th 26:44
-The race was run on a 6,000 meter course and is 1,000 meters longer than the Dordt women will typically run.
-The Defenders were six point out of third place and 14 points out of second.
-Abrah Masterson from Cornell won the event in 23:22.
-Dordt’s next race will be at the Roy Griak event in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 24.
COACH NATE WOLF SAID
“The ladies raced well today. We were missing our top two runners from the last meet and that showed in the team results. Several ladies stepped up to lead the team in the absence of Nicole Slater and Justine Van Zee. Audrey Brooks led the team for the first time followed by Julia Bos with her best team finish as well. Erica DeSchiffert ran fourth on the team in her first college cross country race. The depth and experience gained in this race will benefit us as we return to full strength in the next few weeks.”