NDSU Women Head to Tulsa for Summit League Championships
Release: October 27, 2011
FARGO, N.D. - The North Dakota State women's cross country team will compete in The Summit League Championships Saturday, Oct. 29 in Tulsa, Okla. The six-kilometer race is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on the campus of Oral Roberts.
Sophomore Heidi Peterson has been NDSU's top finisher in all four races this fall, including first place finishes at the Bison Open and Tim Young Invitational. Peterson has the second-fastest 6k time in the league at 20:50.50. Fellow sophomore Maddie McClellan has the fifth-fastest time in the league at 21:26.37.
The Bison are currently ranked No. 14 in the Midwest Region by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Southern Utah is also ranked 10th in the Mountain region.
Last year, the Bison finished third at the league championships with 80 points. Oakland won the title with 45 points. Peterson was the team's top finisher, placing ninth and earning Newcomer of the Championships as well as second team all-league honors. Faith Kruchowski and McClellan also finished in the top 20, taking 17th and 19th, respectively. NDSU finished second at the 2009 league championships, the team's best-ever finish.
Summit League 6k Top Times
|1.||Diana Medina-Mitchell||Southern Utah||20:20.2|
|2.||Heidi Peterson||North Dakota State||20:50.50|
|3.||Jamie Smith||Southern Utah||20:58.0|
|4.||Kristen Radcliffe||Oral Roberts||21:02.8|
|5.||Maddie McClellan||North Dakota State||21:26.37|
|6.||Madalyn Jones||Southern Utah||21:28.5|
|7.||Jordan Krahn||North Dakota State||21:28.71|
|8.||Sheilah Ndasym||Oral Roberts||21:28.9|
|9.||Armarose Bailey||Southern Utah||21:29.2|
|10.||Ashley Gray||Southern Utah||21:29.5|
|11.||Steffi Minson||Southern Utah||21:45.5|
|12.||Megan Hilson||South Dakota||21:45.79|
|13.||Kelly Pechous||North Dakota State||21:49.63|
|14.||Dayna VanArsdol||Southern Utah||21:51.0|
|15.||Ashleigh Giese||South Dakota||21:59.25|