Women’s cross country
Freshman Kelby Anderson continued her strong start to her collegiate career at the Oz Memorial hosted by the University of Minnesota on Friday. In her second meet, Anderson led the Bison to a second-place team finish after placing sixth. Anderson finished the six-kilometer course in 23:03.02.
Three more juniors joined Anderson in the top 20. Emma Kusch Dahle finished 11th in 23:17.7. She was followed by Kayla Huhnerkoch, who posted a time of 23:19.0. Rounding out the Bison in the top 20, Annika Rotvold finished 18th in a time of 23:29.6.
The Bison return to action on Sept. 23 at the Roy Griak Invitational at Minnesota.
Men’s cross country
On the men’s side of the Oz Memorial, senior Reid Hawkins paced the Bison in his second meet for NDSU. The transfer from Division III Wesleyan University posted a time of 21:11.0 for the six-kilometer course.
Following Hawkins’ 16th place finish was Brant Gilbertson, who snuck in the top 20 with a time of 21:18.3. Tim Heikkila, Elliott Stone and Alex Bartholomay rounded out the scoring for the Bison, finishing 20th, 22nd and 26th, respectively.
The men will join the women at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 23.
Following Friday’s match against Northern Colorado, the Bison are still searching for their first goal of the season. NDSU’s run without a goal stretched to seven games after falling to the Bears 2-0 in Greeley, Colorado.
Erica Estes used her head to put Northern Colorado in front after 26 minutes. After NDSU defender Mallory Fenske was booked for a foul, Estes got on the end of the ensuing free kick to put it past keeper Julia Edelstein.
The Bears put the game away in the 89th minute. Cara Quinn slotted home her first goal of the year to make it 2-0.
The Bears outshot the Bison 24-8 in the match, including 10-4 on shots on target.
Roxy Roemer tallied three shots, all on target, to lead the Bison offensively.
NDSU wrapped up a seven game road trip at Colorado State Sunday. The Bison return home Sunday to play Utah Valley.
Through two rounds at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational hosted by Colgate University, the Bison sit fourth.
Following rounds of 303 and 291, the Bison sit just three shots back of the leader Cornell and just one off the second place tie between Lehigh University and Fairleigh Dickinson.
NDSU freshman Van Holmgren sits at 6th place after two rounds at 2-over par 146. Sophomore Andrew Israelson is another two shots back at 14th.
The final round was Sunday. The Bison will take a small break before resuming the fall season at the Zach Johnson Invitational in West Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 2.