The Northwestern cross country team placed 15th and 26th at the Roy Griak Invite in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday, Sept. 27. In the men’s 8 kilometer race, the Raiders finished 15th out of 33 teams. Senior Skyler Gidding was the fastest NW time with a 27:36 split and placed 49th. Senior Logan Hovland placed 64th with a 27:49. Freshman Peter Smith finished at 68th with a 27:51.
In the women’s 6 kilometer race, NW placed 26th out of 35 teams. Senior Amber Sandbulte was the top Raider with a split of 24:49, best for 81st place. Katie Bosch finished 146th with a 26:09. Kelley Thurman and Heather Heilman finished at 160th (26:27) and 185th (27:24) respectively.
The Raiders will participate next at the Briar Cliff Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 11th. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m.