Golden Eagles cross country opened their 2021 season at Dragon Twilight
The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s cross country team opened their season September 10 at the Dragon Twilight in Moorhead, Minn. The Golden Eagles finished in eighth place (out of nine teams) in the Randy Smith Women’s 4K at the Bluestem Center for the Arts with 262 points.
UMN Crookston competed for the first time since their inaugural season in 2019 and will return to action September 18 in Northfield, MN.
Anna Grabowski (Fr., Waterdown, Ontario) led the way for the Golden Eagles with a time of 16:57.3. Alex Christen (R-Fr., Sauk Centre, Minn.) clocked a time of 19:15.2. Madison Elijah (Fr., Hebron, Ind.) finished the Randy Smith 4K race in 19:29.2. Katie Orth (Sr., Randall, Minn.) clocked in at 19:47.4. Nicole Schilling (Sr., Little Falls, Minn.) put up a time of 19:49.2. Rena Sakai (Jr., Chiba, Japan) clocked in at 20:03.5. Kelsie Hanson (Sr., Brainerd, Minn.) finished in 20:03.8. Alyssa Stillman (Jr., Hortonville, Wis.) finished in 20:06.5, while Katie Hoehne (Sr., Junction City, Wis.) finished in 25:43.6.
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s cross country team lifted the lid on their 2021 season September 10 and took seventh place in the Fred Dahnke Men’s 6K at the Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead, Minn.
UMN Crookston competed for the first time since their inaugural season in 2019 and had an average of 21:33.4 and received 201 team points at the weekend event.
Minnesota Crookston was guided by Hanokh Gailson (R-Fr., Reno, Nev.), who put forth the best placing in the young history of the program as he finished 10th with a time of 19:22.00. The time was a nearly four minute improvement over the team’s best time at the Dragon Twilight in 2019. UMN Crookston was unable to qualify for team placings in 2019 due to not having enough runners.
Colton Uber (R-Fr., Brunswick, Ohio) finished with a time of 21:15.8 for the Golden Eagles. Chris Feldewerd (R-Fr., Melrose, Minn.) clocked in at 21:21.1. Warden Dahlgren (R-Fr., Edgeley, N.D.) finished in 21:39.1, while Paul Hendrickx (Sr., Butler, Minn.) tallied a time of 24:08.8.