2nd of 8
The Dordt Defender men’s cross country team finished second at the Morningside Invite on Saturday morning, September 19 in a race run at Adams Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota.
The Defenders finished with 40 points and were nine points behind Iowa Central Community College.
Eric Steiger was the first across for Dordt with a time of 25:31 and finished fourth overall. Davis Tebben ran to a sixth finish for Dordt in 25:32 and Nic Veldhorst came in eighth as he covered the 8,000 meter course in 26:05.
Franklin Reinders was the fourth runner for Dordt in the top-10 and finished in the tenth spot in 26:09 and Ethan Summerhays was the fifth scorer in 26:12 and finished 12th.
120 runners competed in the event with Iowa Central Community College’s Kevlin Bungei winning the race in 24:49. Eight teams made up the field with Iowa Western coming in third with 99 points.
DORDT RESULTS (Top-Seven)
Eric Steiger 25:31/4th
Davis Tebben 25:32/6th
Nicolas Veldhorst 26:05/8th
Franklin Reinders 26:09/10th
Ethan Summerhays 26:12/12th
Thaniel Schroeder 26:32/15th
Joe Anderson 26:38/21st
COACH WOLF SAID
"The men raced strong again today. Coming off of a very difficult academic week, the men headed into this race feeling a little flat. They race smart, being patient at the start and working to hold pace through the middle of the race. The men were led by a strong due in Eric Steiger and Davis Tebben. Nic Veldhorst, Franklin Reinders, Ethan Summerhays, and Thaniel Schroeder followed up their strong opening season race and finished in the top 15 of the individual results. Iowa Central is a powerhouse in the junior college ranks, and we were excited to test ourselves against them."
Dordt is scheduled to run in two weeks back at the Adams Nature Reserve at the Briar Cliff Invite.