Beavers finish 10th at NSIC Championships
Saturday, October 24, 2009

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Greenwood Golf Course) -- The Bemidji State University women’s cross country team finished 10th at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference cross country championships with 328 points and a average time of 26:28.0. Augustana College (S.D.) won the event, posting an average time of 22:58.0 and 38 points. The University of Minnesota Duluth’s sophomore Megan Place won the event for the second time in row with a time of 21:48.0.The event was hosted by BSU at the Greenwood Golf Course in Bemidji, Minn.

Junior Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) was the top runner for the Beavers with a time of 25:35.3 and placing 59th. Also scoring for BSU was sophomore Shelly Saksa (64th, 26:24.1, Dassel, Minn.), seniorGenna Ironi (66th, 26:33.5, Sauk center, Minn.), sophomore Kirsten Maras (69th, 26:43.4, Anoka, Minn.), freshman Kayla Stursa (70th, 27:03.6, Park Rapids, Minn.), sophomore Alison Hougen (71st, 27:11.8, Bemidji, Minn.) and freshman Sherisa Dickerson (73rd, 28:54.4, Williston, N.D.).

Bemidji State Women’s Cross Country
Place Name, Year Time 

59 Kristi Buerkle, Jr 25:35.3 
64 Shelly Saksa, So 26:24.1 
66 Genna Ironi, Sr 26:33.5 
69 Kirsten Maras, So 26:43.4 
70 Kayla Stursa, Fr 27:03.6 
71 Alison Hougen, So 27:11.8 
73 Sherisa Dickerson, Fr 28:54.4 
97 Michelle Ohman, Fr 29:37.4 
98 Ciara Robinson, Fr 29:37.5 
99 Tina Larson, Fr 30:46.1 
104 Jessica Hanenburg, Fr 34:38.9 
105 Kendra Cobb, Fr 36:16.2

PLACE TEAM POINTS PLACES OF FINISHERS AVG. TIME SPREAD
1 Augustana (Sd) 38 2 6 7 9 14 16 18 22:58.0 0:53.8
2 Minnesota-Duluth 57 1 11 12 13 20 23 27 23:05.3 1:45.8
3 University of Mary 81 5 8 17 21 30 34 67 23:25.8 1:11.2
4 Minn State Mankato 141 3 31 33 36 38 45 55 23:50.7 1:48.7
5 Winona State 147 24 26 28 32 37 39 47 23:59.9 0:26.0
6 Wayne State 160 10 22 29 48 51 57 65 24:10.3 1:47.4
7 St. Cloud State 180 19 25 40 44 52 54 60 24:18.5 1:30.7
8 Northern State 191 15 35 42 49 50 53 61 24:24.0 1:33.0
9 Minn State Moorhead 192 4 41 43 46 58 63 72 24:26.3 2:39.1
10 Bemidji State 328 59 64 66 69 70 71 73 26:28.0 1:28.4
11 Concordia St Paul 335 56 62 68 74 75 76 77 28:07.6 6:07.1

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

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