Eight Beavers complete 6K at Roy Griak Invitational

Eight Beavers complete 6K at Roy Griak Invitational
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Eight Beavers complete 6K at Roy Griak Invitational

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Eight student athletes completed the 6,000-meter Roy Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights, Minn., Saturday, Sept. 28 as the Bemidji State University cross country program took 20th overall. Sophomore Ryne Prigge led the Beavers with a 60th-place finish and time of 24:03.1.

Prigge improved on her overall finish from the same event a year ago, jumping up 19 spots to 60th. Senior Kristen Petron followed Prigge for the second consecutive meet with a 132nd-place time of 25:08.7. Lily Johnson is one of three BSU freshmen to run in their first career 6K event as she took 183rd with a time of 25:49.6. Fellow freshman Emma Realing took 203rd with a time of 26:08.5 while sophomore Allyna Storms followed in 216th with a time of 26:21.6.

Freshman Mckenzie Evans finished five spots behind Storms in 221st with a time of 26:23.6. Junior Ashley Herdering took 256th with a time of 27:09.1 while junior Carissa Decko rounded out the NCAA Division II and III field with a time of 43:02.1.

The Beavers will run in their final regular season meet of the season Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Disney Cross Country Classic in Orlando, Fla.

Roy Griak – 6K Results
Ryne Prigge – 60th, 24:03.1
Kristen Petron – 132nd, 25:08.7
Lily Johnson – 183rd, 25:49.6 (PR)
Emma Realing – 203rd, 26:08.5 (PR)
Allyna Storms – 216th, 26:21.6
Mckenzie Evans – 221st, 26:23.6 (PR)
Ashley Herdering – 256th, 27:09.1
Carissa Decko – 375th, 43:02.1

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