Prigge leads Beavers Cross Country during first collegiate event

Prigge leads Beavers Cross Country during first collegiate event
Friday, September 7, 2018
Prigge leads Beavers Cross Country during first collegiate event

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Bemidji State University cross country freshman Ryne Prigge paced the squad Friday night during the program’s season-opening event at the Dragon Twilight in Moorhead, Minn. Prigge led the way with a 23rd-place finish and a sub-20 minute time of 19:52.3.

As a team, the Beavers finished the Dragon Twilight seventh with eight total participants. Following Prigge, who was selected as BSU’s Athlete to Watch for 2018, was sophomore Kristen Petron with a 39th-place time of 20:35.5. Freshman Allyna Storms came in less than 30 seconds behind Petron with a time of 21:03.9, good for 41st in the event.

The following two Beavers crossed the finish line less than 10 seconds apart as sophomore Ashley Kinnard took 53rd (21:53.5) and sophomore Ashley Herdering finished 58th (22:05.9). Freshman Ellen Teiken (73rd, 25:53.2), senior Courtney Anderson (75th, 26:54.8) and sophomore Carissa Decko (78th, 30:42.2) wrapped up the final participants for Bemidji State.

Friday night was the first time any of the Beavers Cross Country student-athletes had run in a 5K during a BSU event.

Bemidji State continues its cross country season Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Roy Griak Invitational held in Falcon Heights, Minn.

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).

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