Dickinson State claims NSAA Women’s Cross Country Championship

Dickinson State claims NSAA Women’s Cross Country Championship

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Complete Results

MADISON, S.D. – Dickinson State (N.D.) edged the defending champion from Jamestown (N.D.) 42-49 in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Women's Cross Country Championships on a beautiful weather Saturday morning at Madison Country Club.

The Blue Hawks, who earned the team's automatic bid, will represent the NSAA conference at the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championship meet on Nov. 21 in Charlotte, N.C. 

Viterbo (Wis.) finished third with 70 points, followed by Valley City State (N.D.) with 87 points and Dakota State (S.D.) fifth with 122 points.

Samantha VanHeuveln of Jamestown won the individual title with a time of 19 minutes, 25 seconds in the women's 5K race, which saw a total of 37 runners completed the race.  She was named to NSAA Conference Runner-of-the-Year.

Individuals who placed in the top 10 in the race are honored as NSAA All-Conference runners.  They included Austyn Copp, Brittney Grove and Cristina Herrera of Dickinson State (N.D.); Sarah Gibson of Viterbo; Jenna Coghlan and Alexandra Cardenas of Valley City State; Karen Mayfield of Dakota State and VanHeuveln, Allison Foster and Symbria Bell of Jamestown.

Ben Shroyer of Dickinson State was selected as the conference's Coach-of-the-Year.

Team Standings

Place

School

Points

1

Dickinson State (N.D.)

42

2

Jamestown (N.D.)

49

3

Viterbo (Wis.)

70

4

Valley City State (N.D.)

87

5

Dakota State (S.D.)

122

 

Top 10 Individuals – All-Conference

Place

Runner – School

Time

1

Samantha VanHeuveln-Jamestown (N.D.)

19:25.04

2

Austyn Copp-Dickinson State (N.D.)

19:52.22

3

Sarah Gibson-Viterbo (Wis.)

20:20.58

4

Jenna Coghlan-Valley City State (N.D.)

20:20.74

5

Alexandra Cardenas-Valley City State (N.D.)

20:25.02

6

Karen Mayfield-Dakota State (S.D.)

20:26.90

7

Brittney Grove-Dickinson State (N.D.)

20:29.05

8

Allison Foster-Jamestown (N.D.)

20:39.96

9

Symbria Bell-Jamestown (N.D.)

20:41.44

10

Cristina Herrera-Dickinson State (N.D.)

20:53.55

 

 
 

 

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director