BEMIDJI, Minn. (Greenwood Golf Course) – Sophomore Emily Turner (Bringham Lake, Minn.) didn’t waste any time getting her and the Bemidji State University cross country 2013 season going, as her time of 16:49 paced the field and guided the Beavers to a first place finish at the Greenwood Run Friday.
The event, hosted by BSU at Greenwood Golf Course, saw three different teams represented and 18 total individuals compete. The Beavers finished first with a team time of 1:29:46, to edge University of Wisconsin-Superior’s time of 1:30:47.
Turner set her pace and never turned back, winning the event by 42 seconds. Freshman Nikki Szech (Long Prairie, Minn.) came in third with a time of 17:36, while junior Emily Paguin (Coon Rapids, Minn.) posted a fifth place finish with a time of 18:01.
Also contributing to the overall team time were Jolynne Denman (So., Esko, Minn.) with a time of 18:36 (10th) and Nicole Crummy (So., Argyle, Minn.) with a time of 18:41 (11th).
Next up for the Beavers is the Randy Smith Invitational Sept. 13 in Glyndon, Minn. beginning at 5 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University 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).