Cross Country takes 4th at Waxlax Invite as five Beavers set personal records

Cross Country takes 4th at Waxlax Invite as five Beavers set personal records
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Cross Country takes 4th at Waxlax Invite as five Beavers set personal records

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. -- For the second straight race, Bemidji State University cross country freshman Mary Goodwin has paced the team to lead to a fourth-place finish at the Bob Waxlax Invitational in Sauk Rapids, Minn. Goodwin took 12th with a personal record time in the 6,000-meter race at the meet hosted by St. Cloud State University.

Goodwin’s personal record time of 23:43.9 paced the Beavers, followed by senior Ryne Prigge with a time of 23:48.5 to finish 14th. Also finishing among the top 20 was freshman Zoey Mills with a 17th-place and personal record time of 24:23.7.

Freshman Carol Miller took 30th with a personal record time of 25:59.2, nearly two minutes faster than her previous PR set at the Roy Griak Invitational two weekends ago. Junior Lily Johnson rounded out BSU’s top five scoring runners with a 35th-place finish of 26:26.1

Minnesota State University, Mankato earned the team win with its five scoring runners finishing among the top nine. Winona State University freshman Lindsay Cunningham earned the individual championship with a time of 21:25.7.

Bemidji State will send its student-athletes to Wayne, Neb., on Saturday, Oct. 23 for the 2021 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Cross Country Championships. The 6K will begin at 11 a.m. from the Wayne Country Club.

Bob Waxlax Invitational – 6K Results
12. Mary Goodwin – 23:43.9 (PR)
14. Ryne Prigge – 23:48.5
17. Zoey Mills – 24:23.7 (PR)
30. Carol Miller – 25:59.2 (PR)
35. Lily Johnson – 26:26.1
40. Amanda Hernesman – 26:58.3 (PR)
51. Natalie Fultz – 28:19.0 (PR)
55. Emma Realing – 31:51.4

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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).