BSU Competes At Moorhead Invitational
Friday, October 11, 2002
Moorhead, Minn. - This afternoon, the Bemidji State University Beavers competed in the Minnesota State University-Moorhead (MSUM) Invitational at the Ponderosa Golf Course. Pacing the way for the Beavers was freshman Christa Pribula (E. Grand Forks, Minn.), who took sixth-place with a time of 19:43.98.

Following Pribula was sophomore Janell Rook (Alexandria, Minn.) with a time of 20:52.62, finishing 15th-place and senior Jami Peterson, (Crookston, Minn.) who took 19th with a time of 21:40.04. Sophomore Janel Budenski (New Ulm, Minn.) ended the afternoon with a time of 22:06.73 and finished 21st overall and was followed by senior Sarah Roley (Warren, Minn.) with a time of 22:36.11. Sophomore Katie Dippel (Davenport, Iowa) took 25th with a time of 24:33.51.

North Dakota State University’s Cortney Christensen paced the entire pack with a first-place finish and a time of 18:31.18.

No team scores were recorded in this event.

Next up for the Beavers is the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championships, which is held in Bemidji Oct. 26.

Individual BSU Finishers
6. Christa Pribula - 19:43.98
15. Janell Rook - 20:52.62
19. Jami Peterson - 21:40.04
21. Janel Budenski - 22:06.73
23. Sarah Roley 22:36.11
25. Katie Dipel - 24:33.51

BSU Head Coach Craig Hougen
In the midst of 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.