3rd of 12
Mount Marty Invite
Dordt College ran third at the Mount Marty Invite on Saturday, October 20 in Yankton, South Dakota. Dordt was bested by Augustana and Sioux Falls, a pair of NCAA Division regional powers.
Dordt totaled 52 points in a hotly contested team race with Augustana totaling 49 and Sioux Falls 51. There was a significant cap between third and fourth with Dickinson State totaling 122 points.
Annechiena Knevelbaard ran the 5,000 meter course in 18:28 and was four seconds faster than a runner from Sioux Falls in second place.
12 teams ran in the race with seven out of the GPAC participating.
129 runners made up the field.
Dordt’s five runners were all in the top-32.
Dordt’s five runner spread was 1:32.
DORDT’S FINISHERS (TOP-7)
Annechiena Knevelbaard 1/18:28
Olivia Couch 11/19:13
Sarah Wensink 13/19:19
Erin Bandstra 19/19:42
Sienna De Jong 20/19:42
Danielle Van Zanten 26/19:54
Tianna Schroeder 32/20:00
COACH WOLF SAID
“The women had their strongest race of the season as a team. Led by Annechiena Knevelbaard’s first ever individual cross country win, the women’s team placed five women in the top-20. One emphasis for our women’s team has been to close the gap between 1-5. This was our tightest 1-5 gap of the season, with sophomore Sienna DeJong rounding out the top-5 as she continues to bounce back from an injury. We are excited to be able to focus on the GPAC Championship, as our next meet and are looking forward to racing in two weeks.
Dordt will compete in the GPAC Championships on Saturday, November 3 hosted by Midland.