MSU Cross Country Places 10th and 14th at Griak Invitational

The Minnesota State men’s cross country team turned in a tenth-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational held in Falcon Heights, Minn., Saturday.

There were forty teams competing at the event held at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Augustana paced the 8k field with a meet-best 8 points. The Mavericks tallied 341 points in placing tenth.

Sophomore Caleb Burke paced the Mavericks with a team-best time of 27:34.0 in placing 50th at the meet. Sophomore Steven Erredge (27:39) turned in 54th-place finish, while freshmanAustin Yardley (27:49) was 70th.

Other Maverick individuals and their finishes included sophomore Derek Cruz (27:54, 76th), senior Brendan Gessner (28:04, 91st), sophomore Austin Pasch (28:34.0, 127th) and freshman Isaiah Rabata (29:15, 184th).

Minnesota State’s women’s cross country team turned in a 14th-place result at the Invitational.

Junior Erin Baker (24:24.6) placed 47th as the top Maverick individual at the event. Junior Megan Allen (24:49.0) finished 69th, sophomore Megan Serratore (25:14.2) was 90th, junior Haley Kruger (25:21.9) finished 101st, sophomore Josie Braaten (25:25.1) was 104th, while sophomoreAllyson Daines (25:29.7) placed 129th and sophomore Lily Paul (25:57.7) placed 136th.

The University of Mary (N.D.) tallied 93 points in claiming the team title, while the Mavericks combined for 411 points.

Next action for the Mavericks is Oct. 7 when they compete at the Bob Waxlax Invitational in St. Cloud, Minn.


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