Larson leads Beavers at Wiley Wilson Memorial Run
Friday, September 14, 2012
Larson leads Beavers at Wiley Wilson Memorial Run

BURLINGTON, N.D. (Wildwood GC) – The Bemidji State University cross country team finished fourth at the Wiley Wilson Memorial Run Friday. The 5-000-meter race at the Wildwood Golf Course was hosted by Minot State University.

Senior Tina Larson (Morris, Minn.), coming off her first-collegiate win at the Greenwood Run Sept. 7, finished 12th of 51 runners to pace the Beavers. Her time of 20:30 was 2:11 off the pace of the leader, Melissa Agnew of University of Mary.

U-Mary, ranked fourth nationally, placed eight of its athletes in the first eight finishing spots and won the event. Host Minot State placed second and Jamestown College was third.

Freshman Emily Turner (Bingham Lake, Minn.) finished the race 22nd with a time of 21:19, while senior Michelle Ohman (Prior Lake, Minn.) crossed the finish line with a time of 21:30 and finished 23rd.

Freshman Jolynne Denman (Esko, Minn.) ran the 5K in 21:39 and placed 27th, followed closely by freshman Mikayla Connell’s (Bemidji, Minn.) time of 21:52 and junior Mackenzie Haupert’s (Andover, Minn.) 21:54 for 30th and 31st, respectfully.

Next for the Beavers is the Homecoming Road Race at 9 a.m. Sept. 22 in Bemidji, Minn. to gear up for the Roy Griak Invitational set for Sept. 29 in St. Paul, Minn.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).