At NCAA Regional Meet, BSU Takes 22nd; Miltich Places First on BSU Team
Saturday, November 9, 2002
Hays, Kansas - At the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships, senior Martha Miltich (Cohasset, Minn.) paced the Beavers to a 22nd-place finish as she took 65th overall with a time of 24:15.90. Placing second on the team and 82nd overall was freshman Christa Pribula (E. Grand Forks, Minn.) with a final time of 24:47.59.

Senior Josie Muzquiz (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) placed 132nd with a time of 26:18.64. Junior Jamie Peterson placed 137th (26:30.91). Finishing fifth on the team and 140th overall was sophomore Janell Rook (Alexandria, Minn.) who ran a 26:53.83. Sophomore Janel Budenski placed 146th as she ran a 27:22.81. To place 148th, senior Sarah Roley ran a 27:39.00.

Adams State Zila Gomez took the individual crown with a time of 20:38.68.

This was the season ending event for the Bemidji State Beavers.

Final Women’s NCAA Team Scores
1. Adams State - 23
2. Western State - 38
3. CU-Colorado Springs - 139
4. South Dakota State - 176
5. Nebraska-Omaha - 195
6.North Dakota - 200
7. South Dakota - 236
8. Northa Dakota State - 237
9. New Mexico Highlands - 242
10. Colo School of Mines - 313
11. Nebraska- Kearney - 363
12. Minnesota-Duluth - 382
13. Regis - 391
14. Northern Colorado - 402
15. Fort Lewis - 439
16. Minnesota State-Mankato - 440
17. Fort Hays State - 451
18. Augustana - 472
19. Winona State - 477
20. St. Cloud State - 479
21. Concordia-St. Paul - 497
22. Bemidji State - 556
23. Mesa State - 644
24. Minnesota-Morris - 687

Individual BSU Finishers
65. Martha Miltich - 24:15.90
82. Christa Pribula - 24:47.59
132. Josie Muzquiz - 26:18.64
137. Jamie Peterson - 26:30.91
140. Janell Rook - 26:53.83
146. Janel Budenski - 27:22.81
148. Sarah Roley - 27:39.00

BSU Head Coach Craig Hougen
Completing 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 H.S. athletics.
Craig, wife Ann, son Michael (18) and daughters Rebecca (15) and Alison (12) reside in Bemidji.
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