1st of 7
Herb Blakely Invite At Dordt University
Dordt hosted the Herb Blakely Invite at Dordt University on Saturday morning, September 14 in Sioux Center, Iowa. Dordt’s men prevailed while scoring a 28-42 win over their nearest competitor in nationally ranked Dakota State. The meet was moved to Sioux Center after Madison, South Dakota, the scheduled site of the invite sustained significant damage to the course earlier this week with severe storms moving through the area.
The course was soft due to rain early in the day and 67 runners made up the field with seven teams represented.
Davis Tebben finished third overall and was first for the Defenders with a time of 26:44. Eric Steiger was next for Dordt in fourth place with a 26:50. Dordt’s depth was a key factor as the Defenders took six of the next seven pots and had a total of eight runners in the top-12 overall.
(Top 7. Places are overall, not point places)
Davis Tebben 3rd/26:44
Eric Steiger 4th/26:50
Nicolas Veldhorst 6th/26:58
Joe Anderson 7th/27:04
Anthony Ghiorso 8th/27:09
Trey Engen 9th/27:11
Chris Ellens 11th/27:24
COACH WOLF SAID
“The men had a great day finishing with 6 individuals in the top 10, on the way to the team title. The team showed their depth, with the top five crossing the line within 25 seconds, top seven in 40 seconds, and top 11 in 56 seconds. Davis Tebben led our team for the first time in his two year career. He and Eric Steiger worked very well together over the last half of the race to finish 3rd and 4th overall. Freshmen Joe Anderson and Trey Engen made immediate impacts finishing in the top 10 and finishing as our third and sixth DUXC runners. We are excited to be racing again this year and are looking forward to another solid training block before we head to Doane University in 14 days.”
Dordt will run at the Dean White Invite on Saturday, September 28.