Pair of freshmen set personal records as Beavers complete NSIC Championship

Pair of freshmen set personal records as Beavers complete NSIC Championship
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Pair of freshmen set personal records as Beavers complete NSIC Championship

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).

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