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Cross Country - Sun, Sep. 11, 2016

The Grand View men's and women's cross country teams competed in the 55th Annual Les Duke Invitational held in Grinnell, Iowa on Saturday.

The wet and slippery course did not provide the best running conditions for the Vikings. In the men's 8k, Rhett Gainey paced the group with a finishing time of 29:48. Senior Chris DeJoode (Des Moines, Iowa) was Grand View's second finisher with a personal best time of 31:54.

In the women's 6k race, freshman Maren Jeppson (Mount Vernon, Iowa) had a top 25 finish with a time of 25:56 and junior Michelle Thayer (Runnells, Iowa) came in at 27:01 for the Vikings.

Grand View will next compete on Friday (Sept 16) as they host the Viking invitational. Start time is 5 p.m. at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

M - Cross Country