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Dickinson State cross country sweeps team titles at NSAA meet

The Dickinson State men's and women's cross country teams both won the North Star Athletic Association championships Saturday in Madison, S.D. It was DSU's women's first ever conference title. For the men, it was the first time since 2011 and sec...

The Dickinson State men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the North Star Athletic Association championships Saturday in Madison, S.D. It was DSU’s women’s first ever conference title. For the men, it was the first time since 2011 and second since 1978.
The Blue Hawks won the meets with 24 points in the men’s and 42 points in the women’s.
DSU senior Jeffrey Segovia led his team with a 26 minutes, 51.56 second 8-kilometer race for second place, while Blue Hawks sophomore Austyn Copp was runner-up in her 5-kilometer race in a time of 19:52.22.
Junior Delano Lilly was right behind Segovia with a 27:06.14 finish in third, and sophomore Aidan Theard was in fourth with a 27:15.48 race. Senior Eddie Meneses was sixth in 27:56.07, freshman Tristen Guillot was ninth with a time of 28:09.61 and junior Jonathan Aman was 11th in 28:32.13.
DSU freshman Brittney Grove was the next best women’s finisher with a time of 20:29.05 in sixth. Junior Cristina Herrera squeezed into the top 10 with a 10th-place time of 20:53.55. Freshman Amanda Wolff (20:56.31) and junior Paola Silvestre (21:05.65) were right behind in 11th and 12th, respectively. Senior Stormie Sickler was 17th in 21:39.45, and senior Margaret Martinez was 21st in 22:09.96.

NSAA Cross Country Championships, Madison, S.D.
Men’s results Saturday
Team scores: 1, Dickinson State, 24. 2, Waldorf, 71. 3, Jamestown, 90. 4, Viterbo, 92. 5, Valley City State, 121. 6, Dakota State, 125.
Individual results: 1, Matthew Young, UJ, 26:40.77. 2, Jeffrey Segovia, Di.SU, 26:51.56. 3, Delano Lilly, Di.Su, 27:06.14. 4, Aidan Theard, Di.SU, 27:15.48. 5, Nathan Meiners, WC, 27:49.80. 6, Eddie Meneses, Di.SU, 27:56.07. 7, Misael Herera, VCSU, 28:04.77. 8, Luis Ramirez, WC, 28:06.32. 9, Tristen Guillot, Di.SU, 28:09.61. 10, Cody Clark, W, 28:21.98. 11, Jonathan Aman, Di.SU, 28:32.13. 16, Isaac Reiss, Di.SU, 28:58.74. 25, Trey Smollack, Di.SU, 29:47.66. 26, James Smith, Di.SU, 29:52.74.

Women’s Results Saturday
Team Scores: 1, Dickinson State, 42. 2, Jamestown, 49. 3, Viterbo, 70. 4, Valley City State, 87. 5, Dakota State, 122.
1, Samantha VanHeuveln, UJ, 19:25.04. 2, Austyn Copp, Di.SU, 19:52.22. 3, Sarah Gibson, VU, 20:20.58. 4, Jenna Coghlan, VCSU, 20:20.74. 5, Alexandra Cardenas, VCSU, 20:25.02. 6, Karen Mayfield, Da.SU. 20:26.90. 7, Brittney Grove, Di.SU. 20:29.05. 8, Allison Foster, UJ, 20:29.05. 9, Symbria Bell, UJ, 20:41.44. 10, Cristina Herrera, Di.SU, 20:53.55. 11, Amanda Wolff, Di.SU, 20:56.31. 12, Paola Silvestre, Di.SU, 21:05.65. 17, Stormie Sickler, Di,SU, 21:39.45. 21, Margaret Martinez, Di.SU, 22:09.96.

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