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DSU cross country competes in first meet

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The Dickinson State men's and women's cross country teams were a bit shorthanded for its first meet of the season. The Blue Hawks had six total runners -- three men and three women -- compete at the Minnesota State Moorhead Ran...

MOORHEAD, Minn. - The Dickinson State men’s and women’s cross country teams were a bit shorthanded for its first meet of the season.
The Blue Hawks had six total runners - three men and three women - compete at the Minnesota State Moorhead Randy Smith Invitational on Friday.
Freshman Aidan Theard led the Blue Hawks in 17th place. The Anaconda, Mont., native finished the 8k in 26 minutes, 9 seconds. Sophomore Jonathan Aman came in 50th at 28:11.1, while junior Issac Reiss completed the race in 65th at 30:52.8 for his first-ever collegiate cross country meet.
DSU senior Eddie Meneses has decided to redshirt this season, Delano Lilly was out with a quad injury and freshman Frayad Zeleke Gebrehana is still waiting to be deemed eligible.
Sophomore Ashly George led the DSU women, coming in 14th place with a time of 18:51.1. George was followed by Shayna Tonderum at 47 who ran a personal best 21:30.1 and Margaret Martinez in 57th (22:13.3).
The Blue Hawks have three weeks off to train and ready for their next meet, the Montana State-Billings Yellow Jacket Invitational. The meet starts at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3.

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