BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State women’s cross country team will start off the 2012 season at the Valley City State Invitational in Valley City, N.D. on Friday.
Returning runners from last year that ran in the invitational are Tina Larson (Sr., Morris, Minn.) who placed 18th overall with a time of 17:16.50, Michelle Ohman (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) placed 24th with a time of 17:38.70 and Emily Paquin (So., Coon Rapids, Minn.) placed 33rd with a time of 18:28.70.
Last year Concordia College (Minn.) took the overall team title while the Beavers took 3rd.
Bemidji is picked 11th in the NSIC Preseason Coaches Poll with a total of 54 votes while Larson is the 2012 Women’s Cross Country Athlete to Watch. Bemidji will return nine student-athletes who helped placed BSU ninth at the 2011 NSIC Championships and 20th at the NCAA Division II Central Regional.