Minnesota Duluth finished in second place in the women's Maroon (Divisions II and III) race at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota in Falcon Heights on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.
Mary finished first with 64 points, with UMD five points behind. The runner-up spot is UMD's best in the legendary cross country meet since 2016.
UMD was also second individually as Mackenzie Hall set a personal best with time of 22 minutes, 58.5 seconds around the 6-kilometer course. Two other Bulldogs were in the top 10, including Morgan Radel (seventh, 22:44.8) and Julia Nielsen (ninth, 22:53.6), and seven in the top 50. The individual winner was Lindsay Cunningham of Winona State.
St. Scholastica was 22nd of 29 teams, with Maj Lis Helmer well inside the top 40 with a 23:39.6, good for 33rd.
On the men's side, UMD was 11th, led by 51st-place Matthew Trutna (26:45.2 for 8 kilometers). St. Scholastica was right behind in 12th, getting top-50 finishes from Calvin Boone (15th, 26:00.3) and Lars Dewall (36th, 26:26.7).
Wayne State (Michigan) won the men's race with Clayton Sayen of Michigan Tech claiming individual honors (25:17.7).