Beaver Cross Country begins fall season at Dragon Twilight

Beaver Cross Country begins fall season at Dragon Twilight
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Beaver Cross Country begins fall season at Dragon Twilight

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University cross country program will take part in its first event of the season Saturday, Sept. 8 at the fourth annual Dragon Twilight, hosted by Minnesota State University Moorhead. The 5,000-meter event held at the Tri-City Soccer Complex is scheduled to begin at 8:10 p.m.

Beaver Cross Country’s top two runners from the 2017 Dragon Twilight 4K are sophomores Brittny Hillstrom and Ashley Kinnard. Hillstrom finished with a time of 16:20.10 at the event last season, followed by Kinnard with a time of 16:20.90. Senior Courtney Anderson, junior Kristen Petron, and sophomores Ashley Herdering and Carissa Decko also took part in the Dragon Twilight last season.

Freshman Ryne Prigge enters the season as BSU’s Player to Watch as named by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in the 2018 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Ely, Minn., native has a 5K personal best time of 19:58.70 during her career at Ely High School.

Kevin Kean leads the Beaver Cross Country program into competition for his fourth season after joining Bemidji State in July of 2015. He has helped land five student-athletes on the Fall Academic All-NSIC teams between 2015-17. The Beavers finished 14th in the NSIC Cross Country Championship meet last season.

Following the Dragon Twilight, the Beavers will head to the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday, Sept. 29, in Falcon Heights, Minn.

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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).