Maras takes 15th to lead Bemidji State at Valley City State Invitational
Friday, September 2, 2011
Maras takes 15th to lead Bemidji State at Valley City State Invitational

VALLEY CITY, N.D. --  Kirsten Maras (Anoka, Minn.) opened her senior season placing 15th, while leading the Bemidji State University women’s cross country team to a third place finish at the Valley City State Invitational in Valley City, N.D. Friday.

Maras completed the 4,000-meter course in 17:02.00 to edge teammate Tina Larson (Jr., Morris, Minn.), who took 18th overall, by just 14 seconds (17:16.50). In addition, Alison Hougen (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.) posted a 17:33.20 to finish 22nd, Michelle Ohman (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) took 24th with a time of 17:38.70 and Emily Paquin (Fr., Coon Rapids, Minn.) rounded out BSU’s team score in 33rd place, crossing the finish line in 18:28.70 in her first collegiate race.

Concordia College (Minn.) took the overall team title, while individual honors went to Jamestown College’s Aleona Reyes, turned in a time of 15:49.70.

Bemidji State returns to action Sept. 9, when it travels to Glyndon, Minn. to participate in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Randy Smith Invitational.

Valley City State Invitaional
2011 Team Results

Concordia College
Jamestown College
Bemidji State
Dickinson State
Valley City State

Complete Bemidji State Results

15. 17:02.00 - Kirsten Maras
18. 17:16.50 - Tina Larson
22. 17:33.20 - Alison Hougen
24. 17:38.70 - Michelle Ohman
33. 18:28.70 - Emily Paquin
38. 18:29.10 - Mackenzie Haupert
39. 18:42.10 - Taylor Soutbine
45. 19:20.30 - Kasey Lasch
48. 20:07.40 - Kendra Cobb
50. 20:56.90 - Ashley Larva