FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (Les Bolstad Golf Course) -- Freshman Mary Goodwin and senior Ryne Prigge paced the Bemidji State University cross country team Friday afternoon at the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. Goodwin and Prigge each finished among the top 50 finishers as BSU took 18th of 28 teams in the 6,000-meter race.
During light rain conditions, Goodwin took top billing for the Beavers with a 46th-place finish and a time of 23:52.3. Prigge followed four spots behind in 50th with a time of 23:55.7. Freshman Zoey Mills came in 119th with a time of 24:53.4 while senior Maryse Mbenoun finished 230th with a time of 26:54.7.
Sophomore Lily Johnson entered the day as the only other active Beaver to run the Griak previously and took 264th with a time of 27:52.0. Following close behind was freshman Carol Miller in 264th with a time of 27:54.6 and sophomore Amanda Hernesman with a time of 27:54.9. Freshman Natalie Fultz rounded out the BSU results in 285th with a time of 28:25.2.
Six of BSU’s eight competing student-athletes were competing in their first career 6K. This is also the first time in Beaver Cross Country history that it has crossed two student-athletes among the top 50 finishers and also three among the top 103, in scoring position, at the Roy Griak since it began the 6K race in 2003.
Bemidji State will return to the course Friday, Oct. 8 at the Bob Waxlax Invitational in Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Roy Griak Invitational
Pl (TmPl) Name – Time
46. (45) Mary Goodwin – 23:52.3 (PR)
50. (49) Ryne Prigge – 23:55.7
119. (103) Zoey Mills – 24.53.4 (PR)
230. (159) Maryse Mbenoun – 26:54.7 (PR)
264. (172) Lily Johnson – 27:52.0
266. (174) Carol Miller – 27:54.6 (PR)
267. (175) Amanda Hernesman – 27:54.9 (PR)
285. (-) Natalie Fultz – 28:25.2 (PR)
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).