DWU cross country competes at Woody Greeno Invite

Haley Brunke from DWU.

Haley Brunke

Justin Brueggemann

Justin Brueggemann

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University cross country teams competed at the Woody Greeno Invite in Lincoln, Neb., in their second race of the year Saturday afternoon.

Twenty-six teams competed on the women’s side and twenty-four men’s teams competed in the race. Freshman Haley Brunke led the DWU women with a 64th-place finish. She finished the race in 24:40.08. Skylar Forgey finished 134th in 27:10.08, Nicole Court-Menendez took 142nd in 27:27.83 and Jamie Geho also finished in the top 150. She finished the race in 27:48.18 and took 148th. Also for Dakota Wesleyan, Kayleen Gupman took 166th in 30:13.83 and Heather Banister finished in 30:32.88 and took 168th.

Colorado School of Mines won the team title and Iowa Central took second. Wartburg College’s Alan Enabnit won the event in 21:15.28 and Concordia University’s Sarah Kortze took second in 21:54.88.

Freshman Justin Brueggemann led the Tiger men with a 94th-place finish. He ran the race in 28:28.64. Trace Tjeerdsma took 125th in 29:37.31 and Jeff Sahli finished the race in 30:15.75 and took 135th. Michael Claar finished 143rd in 30:51.36, David Elliott took 155th in 31:53.16 and Andrew Hernandez completed the race in 34:16.61 and took 159th.

Colorado School of Mines won the team title and Fort Hays State University took second. Colorado School of Mine’s Sean Gildea took first individually in 24:44.91 and Cloud Community College’s George Gathuru finished second in 24:47.51.

The Tigers are back in action Saturday, Sept. 29, when they host the DWU Invitational at Wild Oak Golf Club. The women’s race starts at 10 a.m. and the men’s race begins at 10:30 a.m.