LA CROSSE, Wis. - With five finishers in the top 10, the Dickinson State women’s cross country team won its fourth straight North Star Athletic Association championship with a team score of 30.

Junior Jacey Wilson led the Blue Hawk women, finishing in third with a time of 19 minutes, 32.5 seconds. Marissa Kuik, a junior from Waldorf earned gold, crossing the line at 18:23.1. Right behind Wilson was freshman Emily Kuehn and junior Lisa Townsend, who finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Senior Paitton Herbst was eighth with a time of 20:06, while senior Brittney Grove sneaked into the top ten with a time of 20:32.07.

After back-to-back-to-back championships, the men’s team finished second with a team score of 49, 13 points behind Dakota State, who took the crown behind a first-place finish by Braden Curnow.

Crossing the line at 27:10.2, Blue Hawk senior Rodney Henry earned fifth. Not far behind, senior Tristen Guillot finished seventh with a time of 27:21.7. Junior Ernest Franssen III narrowly made the top 10, running the race in 27:41.4.

Men’s team scores: 1, Dakota State (S.D.) 36. 2, Dickinson State 49. 3, Valley City State 59. 4, Viterbo (Wis.) 111. 5, Bellevue (Neb.) 123. 6, Waldorf (Iowa) 131. 7, Presentation (S.D.) 212. Individual finishers: 1, Braden Curnow, DaSU, 25:56.1. 5, Rodney Henry, DiSU, 27:10.2. 7, Tristen Guillot, DiSU, 27.21.7. 10, Ernest Franssen III, DiSU, 27:41.4. 11, Hunter Flynn, DiSU, 27:41.5. 16, Trey Smollack, DiSU, 28:02.5. 26, Tymer Goss, DiSU, 28:59.1. 31, Dakota Mansfield, DisU, 29:29.5. 33, Nestor Vazquez, DiSU, 29:38.1.Women’s team scores: 1, Dickinson State 30. 2, Valley City State 52. 3, Dakota State 80. 4, Waldorf 97. 5, Viterbo 128. 6, Bellevue 165. 7, Presentation 175. Individual finishers: 1, Marissa Kuik 18:23.1. 3, Jacey Wilson, DiSU, 19:32.5. 4, Emily Kuehn, DiSU, 19:40.7. 5, Lisa Townsend, DiSU, 19:50.2. 8, Paitton Herbst, DiSU, 20:06. 10, Julia Falcon, DiSU, 20:24.3. 12, Brittney Grove, DiSU, 20:32.7. 16, Bailey Smith, DiSU, 21:14.2.