BSU Takes Fifth At Pine Hall Invitational
Saturday, October 5, 2002
Duluth, Minn. - At the University of Minnesota Duluth Pine Hall Invitational today, the Bemidji State University Beavers were led by the 13th-place finish of freshman Christa Pribula (E. Grand Forks, Minn.) to take fifth place as a team with 132 points. Pribula finished with a pace of 24:27.1 in the 6K race.

Finishing behind Pribula was senior Martha Miltich (Cohasset,Minn.) in 19th-place (24:49.2) and sophomore Dawn Holman (Big Falls, Minn.), who took 49th with a time of 27:04.3
The University of North Dakota’s Carolyn Orsua took the crown in a time of 22:42 as UND came in first with 30 points.

The Beavers will travel to the Minnesota State Moorhead-North Dakota State University invite on October 11.

“The first two runners ran very well, though there can be some improvement,” said BSU Head Coach Craig Hougen. “We were missing our third best runner, Josie Muzquiz. The disappointing thing is we lost to St. Cloud State (today) because last week we actually beat them. This event was the first time we ran 6,000 meters, so it was a little bit of a learning experience.”

Team Scores
1.University of North Dakota - 30
2.South Dakota State University - 31
3.University of Minnesota-Duluth - 84
4.St. Cloud State University - 123
5.Bemidji State University - 132
6.Northland College - 167
Individual BSU Finishers
13. Christa Pribula - 24:27.1
19. Martha Miltich - 24:49.2
49. Dawn Homan - 27:04.3
53. Sarah Roley - 27:35.6
54. Janel Budenski - 27:39.0
56. Jami Pererson - 27:56.5
62. Katie Dippel - 30:54.9

BSU Head Coach Craig Hougen
Beginning his 14th-year as head coach of the cross country/track and field squads at Bemidji State University is Craig Hougen.

A track state champion and notable track athlete at Bismarck High School (N.D.), Hougen earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Valley City State University (N.D.) in 1977. He followed with a master’s degree in that same field from BSU in 1979 while serving as a graduate assistant for two years.

Hougen entered the coaching ranks as the head track and field coach at Sheridan High School in Wyoming in 1979 and accepted additional duties as assistant coach with the football and basketball programs during his 10-year stay with Sheridan athletics.

Craig, wife Ann, son Michael (18) and daughters Rebecca (15) and Alison (12) reside in Bemidji.