The Northwestern men and women’s cross country teams ran at the Graphic Edge Mount Marty Invitational on Oct. 24, in Yankton, S.D.
“This was a solid day for the NW cross country teams,” head coach Dale Thompson said. “After weeks of work it is fun to see the results.”
On the chilly, 40-degree day, the Raider women were able to finish third out of 12 teams. With 148 runners total in the 5,000-meter race, junior Charity Miles finished 9th with a time of 18 minutes, 51 seconds. Junior Sara Hess finished 22nd, leading a pack of Raiders with a 19:36. Allison Weeldreyer was next in the pack in 25th finishing in 19:41, followed closely by senior Ingrid Carlson in 26th posting 19:42.
“The women were able to keep their scoring pack in the top 25 percent of the field and they did that in the race,” Thompson said. “Charity finishing in the top 10 really helps the women’s score.”
This week, the women received votes in the top 25 poll. They received 48 votes and are in 29th overall in the voting.
The men’s team finished in 10th place out of the 14 teams competing. Junior Lee Stover led the pack of Raider men and finished in 40th out of 162 total runners. Stover and senior Jack Peterson ran 27:17, with Stover leaning across the line ahead and Peterson finishing in 42nd overall. Freshmen Sean Guthmiller and senior Kyle Gerhard finished side by side at 48th and 49th place and running 27:27.
“The men met their goal of keeping the top seven runners in the top half of the field,” Thompson said. “Lee led the men once again. We just need one runner to break into the top 10 in the races to change our team place.”
The Raiders will compete in the GPAC Championship in Fremont, Neb., on Saturday, Nov. 7.