Beaver Fever Friday – Callie Ressler – Cross Country

Bemidji State Cross Country travels to North Dakota to compete in Jimmie Invitational

Beavers will have final meet before NSIC Championship

The Bemidji State University Cross Country team will travel to North Dakota this Friday to compete in the Jimmie Invitational that will take place at 4 p.m. This will be a 6,000 meter course.

Last year, Bemidji State competed in the Jimmie Invitational placing third with three placing inside the top 25. Mary Goodwin collected a top 10 results coming in ninth. Lexi Erickson came in 12th, while Maddie McCarthy placed 22nd. Carol Miller crossed in 27th and Nadia Vaughn added a top 30 finish coming in right at 30. This is the second straight year in which the Beavers have competed in the Jimmie Invitational after not competing in it since the 2015 season. Last year’s Jimmie Invitational was a 5k course.

This will be the final meet before the Beavers will compete in the NSIC Championship on Oct. 21 that will take place in Bismarck, N.D.

The Beavers return from the West Coast after competing in a big field of 23 teams at the 48th Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational. Goodwin broke her own program record in the 5,000, while McCarthy and Miller each added new times to the top 10 in program history.

This will be the first 6,000 meters meet of the season, after running twice in 5k’s and one in a 4k. BSU will see 6,000 meter courses the rest of the way at the conference championship and then at the NCAA Central Regional.