FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (Les Bolstad Golf Course) -- The Bemidji State University cross country team placed 31st at the 2014 Roy Griak Invitational Saturday.
The University of Minnesota Duluth used three top-10 individual performances, including the individual champion, Samantha Rivard (23:49.4), to win the 35-team, Maroon Division, 6,000-meter competition with a score of 74. The Bulldogs were followed by Augustana College (97), University of Northern Michigan (115), University of Mary (186) and Southwest Baptist University (191).
Led by junior Emily Turner (Windom, Minn.), Bemidji State posted a score of 853. Turner's time of 25:21.8 was 2:12.4 off championship pace and placed her 109th. In addition to Turner, Nicole Crummy (Jr., Argyle, Minn.) posted a 26:20.1 (157th), Jolynne Denman (Jr., Esko, Minn.) turned in a 26:43.4 (167th), Emily Paquin (Sr., Coon Rapids, Minn.) placed 208th with a 28:13.6 and Nicole Szech (So., Long Prairie, Minn.) was 211th after finishing in 28:17.4 to round BSU's team scoring.
The Bemidji State cross country team is back in action Oct. 10 when it travels to Jamestown, N.D. to compete in the Jimmy Invitational. The starting gun is set for 4 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).