By Jason Watkins
The Concordia women’s and men’s cross country teams put up a good showing in North Sioux City at the Briar Cliff Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 6th. The women’s team scored a 4th place finish while the men’s team finished in 6th place.
The women’s team, led by senior Taylor Grove, had one of their best races to date. They had seven of their top runners finish in under 19:50. Grove achieved a personal record in the 5k, with a time of 18:27.18.
“Moving up in the conference was really important this weekend, but we also still have a lot work to put in as a team before conference if we want to meet our end of the season goals and possibly qualify for nationals,” Grove said after the meet.
For the men, senior Josiah McAllister led the team with an impressive 13th place finish, completing the 8k race in 26:11.15. McAllister also had thoughts on the meet.
“Yesterday was a great day to run a cross country meet. Briar Cliff is a fast course and we had good GPAC teams there. We didn’t compete well, and now we have three more weeks to get better as a team before conference,” McAllister said.
The Bulldogs won’t race again until October 20, when they will travel to Seminole Valley Park. The next week after that will be the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) championships in Fremont.