5th of 14
Briar Cliff Invite
The Dordt men finished 5th out of 14 teams at the Briar Cliff Invite hosted at the Adams Nature Reserve in McCook Lake, South Dakota.
Dordt’s top finisher was Adam Daane who clocked a 15th place time of 26:39.
Dordt’s top-five runners had a spread of 1:14 on the 8,000 meter course.
Nolan Zimmer, running for LRC Racing won the race in 25:15.
153 runners competed at the event.
The race was bumped back an hour to allow the meet hosts to re-work the course because of heavy rain the previous 48 hours.
Competitors ran in 60 degree weather with very muddy conditions on about 2,000 meters. There was standing water for runners to contend with in several spots.
Dordt’s next competition will be at the Seminole Valley Invite on Saturday, October 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Adam Daane 15/26:39
Jacob Vander Plaats 17/26:44
Anthony Ghiorso 26/27:05
Riley Schaap 45/27:29
Chris Ellens 46/27:53
Luke Gilliland 49/27:58
Tristan Hulstein 58/28:18
COACH WOLF SAID
“The men continue to run well. We were led by Adam Daane and Jacob VanderPlaats who were the 9th and 10th collegiate runners to cross the line. The course was changed at the last minute due to several inches of rain this week in Sioux City. The men adjusted to the change well and were able to run their best race of the season. The experience gained from this race will aid them as they go into the biggest meets of their year.”