North Dakota State Menís Cross Country Sixth at Summit Meet
Release: October 27, 2012
ROCHESTER, Mich. - The North Dakota State men's cross country team finished in a tie for sixth place at the 2012 Summit League Cross Country Championships held at Katke-Cousins Golf Course on Saturday morning. Sophomores Brett Kelly and Grady Anderson placed 20th and 21st, respectively, to lead the Bison.
North Dakota State tied Kansas City for sixth with 128 points in a team race that was very tight in the middle of the pack. Only 24 points separated the five teams in third through sixth place.
South Dakota State won the team championship with 35 points, and South Dakota was second with 62. IUPUI came in third, host Oakland was fourth, and Western Illinois was fifth.
Kelly was the top finisher for the Bison, completing the 8k course in 26:38.8. Anderson was close behind, finishing in 26:40.5.
Redshirt freshman Brendan Skime placed 25th in 26:46.5, junior Moses Heppner was 30th in 26:59.0, and sophomore Lucas DeGree rounded out the scoring in 32nd at 27:03.4. True freshman Bryon Schuldt took 36th place in his Summit Championships debut.
Senior Michael Krsnak of South Dakota State won the 8k race in 25:06.4.
NDSU's conference meet roster consisted of one true freshman, two redshirt freshmen, three sophomores and two juniors.
The NCAA Midwest Regional is scheduled for Nov. 9 in Springfield, Mo.