BEMIDJI, Minn. – Senior Nicole Crummy placed 20th to lead the Bemidji State University cross country team to sixth place at the Bob Waxlax Invitational in Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Crummy covered the 6,000-meter Wapicada Golf Course in 23 minutes, 12.2 seconds to finish 1:54 off the pace set by individual champion, Hannah Palmeter of Southwest Minnesota State (21:18.8). In addition, Jane Austin crossed the finish line in 41st place with a time of 24:15.4.
The Beavers averaged 24:38 per runner in sixth place with 157 points.
The University of Minnesota Duluth took the team title with 24 points. All five of the Bulldogs’ runners placed among the top ten as UMD posted an average of 21:55.
The Beavers now turn their focus to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships Oct. 24 in St. Paul, Minn. The 6,000-meter race will begin at 11 a.m.
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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).