10in10: BSU cross country captain Tina Larson
Saturday, August 25, 2012
10in10: BSU cross country captain Tina Larson

BEMIJDI, Minn. --The crisp wind of fall has begun to sneak into the forecast and the sound of Bemidji State University athletic teams preparing for the 2012 season have flooded the BSU campus.  In the final 10 days before the Beavers officially kick off the fall athletic season with their first home football game, BSUBeavers.com wants to get you geared up for 2012. 

Now in day three of the 10-day series, BSUBeavers.com will give you inside access to fall training camp through the eyes of 10 Bemidji State student-athletes. Today we feature Tina Larson (Sr., Morris, Minn.) to get the senior captain's perspective on how fall camp is going and what she did over the summer to prepare her for her senior season.

Larson, who is back for a third season of collegiate competition, was among the Beavers’ top two finishers in five of six events last fall, which included clocking a time amongst the top 20 event finishers on two occasions and a 72nd-place finish (24:32.0) in the 2011 NSIC Championships.

Under the direction of head coach Craig Hougen, the BSU cross country team completed the 2011 season placing 20th at the NCAA Division II Central Regional Championships. In addition to Larson, Hougen welcomes back eight veteran runners, while he has added eight newcomers.

The Beavers began practice Aug. 19 and broke their two-a-day schedule yesterday to participate in the BSU cross country alumni road race, the Babe Run. The 4,000-meter race with take participants through campus and will end at Bemidji's historic Paul Bynan and Babe statures.

BSU officially gets its schedule underway Friday, when the team travels to Valley City, N.D. to participate in the Valley City State Invitational.  The 4,000-meter will take place at 4 p.m.