Men dominate at UND, women take second
GRAND FORKS, N. D. - Michael Krsnak led the South Dakota State men's cross country team to a win over North Dakota and Seattle at the UND Ron Pynn Classic Saturday in Grand Forks, N.D., while the women took second place.
In the men's 8K, Krsnak was the individual champion with a time of 24 minutes and 58.87 seconds. He led a pack of Jacks across the finish line as the SDSU men dominated the top-10 finishers.
Greg Vollmer finished third with a time of 25:27.73 and Anthony Bongard took fifth with a time of 25:35. Other Jacks to finish in the top-10 are Eddie Stenger (25:36.35), Kyle Schmidt (25:46.08) and Jared Ailts (25:53.15).
The double dual format was used with all three teams running at once but being scored against each other as separate dual races. As a team, the men dominated Seattle 19-39 and North Dakota 18-44.
The Jackrabbit women fared well putting two runners in the top-five in Erin Hargens and Kelsey Aune, who took fourth and fifth places, respectively. Hargens finished the women's 5K with a time of 18:37.50, while Aune crossed the finish line with a time of 18:50.08.
North Dakota's Lindsay Anderson was the individual champion for the women with a time of 17:50.07.
Tera Potts made the top-10 with a time to 19:08.80, good for an eighth-place finish.
The women's team came in second place with a team score of 44, while North Dakota took first with a score of 28. The Seattle women came in third with 48 points.
The SDSU men's and women's cross country teams are back in action Friday at the OZ Memorial Meet in Minneapolis, Minn.