Women finish 10th in cross country nationals

Women finish 10th in cross country nationals The University of South Dakota women's cross country team scored 306 points and finished 10th at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Slippery Rock, PA.

Freshman Amber Friedrich led South Dakota with a 35th place finish (22:45). Junior Molly Wedel was 37th (22:49.6) while Jennie Buller was 61st (23:23).

Other South Dakota runners included: junior Jennifer Feely 107th (24:13); senior Aimee Dunlop 129th, 24:39; freshman Sarah Kent 148th (25:05); and sophomore Cara Hamilton 163rd (25:28).

"I felt we had a pretty competitive performance," said South Dakota head cross country coach Scott Munsen. "I felt Amber and Molly went out aggressively and really well. We feel we can be a solid team next year."

Western State won the women's championship with 46 points. The remainder of the top 10 included: Adams State, 55; UC-Davis, 120; North Dakota, 192; Grand Valley State, 229; Northern Michigan, 246; Edinboro, 276; Wisconsin-Parkside, 285; Pomona State, 291; and South Dakota, 306. Hannah Lawrence of Western State won the race (21:24.7).

Among the NCC schools at nationals, only North Dakota finished ahead of the Coyotes.

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