Oct 8th, 2011 @ 10:53 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
At the Dickinson State Invitational, hosted by Dickinson State the Valley City State vikings cross country team participated in a small dual meet on October 7, 2011.
The men's team performed well, with lead runner Jesse Dorado Placing 3rd(2) with a time 21:38. Casey Flick (22:44), Richard Wright (22:45), Derek Burchill (24:27), and Kinsly Tarmann (24:55) all put up season/personal best time's for this short course race of 6400 meters.
As a team the men scored 32 points (Team Total time-2:20.25, Team average-23:23) which was just missed edging out Dickinson state for this dual team race that had 17 athletes who ran the course.
On the women's side of the meet the vikings were led by Anna Fuka (Place 3rd, 15:50) in this short course race of 4000 meters. No team scores were conducted for the Lady Vikings but both Anna Fuka and teammate Krista Briss put up season/personal best for a race of this distance. Fuka's time was over a minute better than her previous time which she ran at the Viking Invitational back in August.
The Vikings will take to the course on the men's side next weekend on Friday 14, 2011 at Jamestown College. The women will be taking a trip down to Hastings, Nebraska on Saturday 15, 2011 to compete at Hastings College.