FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — The Fort Hays State University men’s cross country team was ninth among NCAA Division II teams competing Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota.
The Tigers scored 343 points at Les Holstad Golf Course. A total of 41 teams and 471 runners competed in the 8K field.
Robbie Schmidt was the Tigers’ top finisher, finishing the race in 27 minutes, 4.4 seconds in 42nd place overall. Layton Werth was 52nd, coming in at 27:12.3. Reed Rome recorded a 27:37.10 and Brett Meyer turned in a 27:39.40.
Also competing, Alex Barbosa rounded out the scoring in 28:14.70.
Augustana won the crown with 43 points, while MIAA member Central Missouri placed second with 148.
The Tiger women placed 11th in the Maroon II race in the invitational. FHSU scored 332 points, second most among MIAA schools in the event.
Chelsea Jackson led the way, finishing 30th in 23:28.10. Lindsay Roberts was the next best, just seconds back, at 23:32.10 to finish 33rd.
Lauren Roberts came across 73rd in a 24:12.60, while Yessenia Gonzales was 86th at 24:26.60. Rebecca Avelar finished the scoring by running 134th in 25:16.60.
Simon Fraser won the team title with 73 points.
FHSU is off until hosting the Tiger Open on Oct. 7 at Sand Plum Nature Trail in Victoria, a 9 a.m. start.