Foresters compete in Griak Invite

The Forester men’s and women's cross country teams competed in the Roy Griak Cross Country Invitational at the University of Minnesota. The field of more than 250 competitors came from NCAA Division I and II institutions, as well as few NAIA teams.

In the men's race, the HU harriers ran a solid race placing two runners among the top 15 finishers to finish 12th of 25 teams. The Foresters were paced by Joseph Njeri, who finished 12th in 26:27 followed closely by Nick Johnson in 15th place just four seconds later. Dan Lindbloom (39th, 26:59), Luke Diehl (107th, 28:08) and Michael Lehman (116th, 28:19) rounded out the list of scorers for HU. Also competing in the race was Nick Hindes (147th, 29:38) and Josh Barnett (171st, 31:56).

Minnesota State Mankato won the overall meet with a score of 110.

On the women's side, HU finished 30th. Jill Roughia was HU's top finisher with her 127th place finish in 25:57. She was followed by Michelle Kyler (164th, 27:11), Bradie Vance (174th, 27:53), Ali Shideler (188th, 29:20) and Joanna Stebing (191st, 30:31).

Augustana won the women’s championship with a score of 69 points.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director