Coyotes win NCC cross-country title

Coyotes win NCC cross-country title For the fourth time in the last five years South Dakota ruled supreme at the North Central Conference cross-country cham pi on ship held Saturday in Vermillion. The Coyote men de fend ed their conference title in con vinc ing fashion scoring 24 points and placing five runners in the top-eight.

Meanwhile, the USD women recorded their highest finish in school history at the league meet placing third with 71 points.

Coyote senior Matt Hoyt claimed his second straight NCC title with a top time of 24:48. Chad Feeldy was second in 25:09, followed by Mike Gade in sixth-place in 25:26; Joel Fenske, seventh, 25:27; and Jason Probasco, eighth, 25:32. Noah Randles finished 12th in 25:46, with Mark Nelson, 20th (26:14); David Farnsworth, 24th (26:56); Andrew Neugebauer, 36th (27:30) and Jeremy Kyte, 40th (27:41).

The USD women placed two runners in the top-five led by Tina Fenske, who was third in 18:19. Molly Wedel, the early leader, finished a strong fifth in 18:35. Jennifer Carpenter came in 11th in 19:04, followed by Aimee Dunlop, 19th (19:27); Marni Johnson, 41st (20:03); Allison Wooley, 56th (20:34); Stefanie Senn, 59th (20:45); and Patricia Goertz, 62nd (20:57).

USD competes at the South Dakota State Invitational October 24, followed by the NCC Regional November 7 in Aberdeen.

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