VERMILLION, S.D. — The South Dakota men’s cross country team placed seven in the top-eight and the Coyote women placed six in the top-ten to sweep the team standings at the Tim Young Invitational on Saturday.
The USD men won the meet with 16 points. They were followed by Carleton College, Minn. with 51 points and Butler Community College, Kan. with 79 points.
The Coyote women finished with 26 points, which was 19 points better than second-place Omaha (45). Minnesota-Morris was third with 71 points.
The Coyote men had the top-four finishers in the race. Ethan Marqaurdt placed second in 25:16, Mubarik Musa was third in 25:46, and Brant Haase was fourth in 25:51. Carleton’s Marcus Huderle rounded out the top-five in 26:00.
Minnesota-Morris’ Linda Keller set a new course as she won the women’s race in 17:36. Omaha’s Amanda Vorthmann placed second eight seconds later (17:44). Eickhorn led a trio of Coyotes to round out the top-five with Katie Wetzstein placing fourth in 18:36 and Megan Hilson finishing fifth in 18:39.
Carol Miller was the fourth best finisher for the Coyote women with a seventh-place finish in 18:45. Jessica Brandli placed ninth in 18:55, Ali Gress was 10th in 18:56, and Britni Waller rounded out South Dakota’s scoring in 11th at 19:07.