BSU cross country makes 2015 debut at Randy Smith Invite
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
BSU cross country makes 2015 debut at Randy Smith Invite

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University cross country team will travel to Moorhead, Minn. Sept. 11 to compete in the Randy Smith Invitational to begin the season. The 4,000-meter race will begin at 8:15 p.m.

Bemidji State is lead by Head Coach Kevin Kean as he begins his first year at BSU. The Beavers return six runners and three incoming freshmen headlined by NSIC Athlete to Watch Nicole Crummy.

Crummy led the way for the Beavers at the NSIC Championship and also competed in the NCAA Division II Central Regional a year ago. In addition, Crummy’s 2014 highlights included posting a 18th place finish in the Mike Thorson Invite and clocked 20:09 to place 29th at last year’s Randy Smith Invitational.

Four of BSU’s returners finished in the top 65 in last year’s Randy Smith Invite. In addition to Crummy, Jolynne Denman placed 30th with a time of 20:12 followed by Jane Austin (21:31) and Amanda Anderson (23:00).

The next race for the Beavers will be the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minn. Sept. 26. The Beavers will compete in five total races in preparation for the NSIC Championship Nov. 8 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).