WAYNE, Neb. -- A pair of freshmen set personal record times Saturday as the Bemidji State University cross country program completed the 2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship 6,000-meter race in Wayne, Neb. Mckenzie Evans and Lily Johnson both finished within BSU’s top four following sophomore Ryne Prigge with a 38th-place finish and senior Kristen Petron with a 76th-place finish.
Prigge’s time of 23:57.02 led the Beavers while Petron followed with a time of 25:05.48. Evans came in 88th with a personal record time of 25:32.00 and Johnson took 93rd with a personal record time of 25:45.90. Saturday’s 6K was the second ran for the freshmen duo this season.
As a team, Bemidji State finished 13th among the NSIC’s 16 teams with an average time of 25:25.55. Bemidji State will prepare next for the 2019 NCAA Central Region Championships Saturday, Nov. 9 in Joplin, Mo.
2019 NSIC Championships – 6K Results
Ryne Prigge – 38th, 23:57.02
Kristen Petron – 76th, 25:05.48
Mckenzie Evans – 88th, 25:32.00 (PR)
Lily Johnson – 93rd, 25:45.90 (PR)
Ashley Herdering – 117th, 26:47.33
Emma Realing – 127th, 27:11.33
Allyna Storms – 129th, 27:24.87
Carissa Decko – 155th, 41:34.78
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).