Posted: Sep 29, 2018
The Triton Cross Country team traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday to take part in the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course, hosted by the University of Minnesota. One of the largest meets in the country, the Griak includes six collegiate races and four high school races.
The Tritons, who took place in the Maroon Division II races, placed 3rd in the Men's 8K and, even though 3 of the Triton's top runners did not compete, the women placed 9th in the 6K. Top runners for the men were Jhordan Ccope, who finished 2nd in 25:04.3; Ezekiel Kipchirchir, who finished 6th in 25:19.8; Innocent Murwanashyaka who finished 12th in 25:30.8; Milos Pendic, who finished 23rd in 26:06.1; and Awet Yohannes, who finished 25th in 26:20.9.
Complete men's results- https://gophersports.com/documents/2018/9/29/MenMaroon.pdf
Top runners for the women were Winrose Chesang, who finished 15th in 22:45.8; Abeba Sullivan, who finished 17th in 22:56.8; Lilian Busienei, who finished 20th in 22:56.8; Jade Ford, who finished 124th in 26:01.6; and Janet Nyamboneka, who finished 137th in 26:32.5.
Complete women's results-https://gophersports.com/documents/2018/9/29//WomenMaroon.pdf?id=8836
"This course is one of the toughest courses we will run on all year so times will naturally be slower. It was 40 degrees at best as well so it was definitely the coldest day all year. For those reasons, this was the perfect simulation for our National Meet in Garden City, KS. It will likely be cold and it is supposed to be a very hilly course. Both teams competed very well today and that was our primary goal," said Coach
The Tritons return to action Saturday, October 13th at the Jim Drews Invitational in Ettrick, Wisconsin.