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Cross Country - Sat, Sep. 16, 2017

The Grand View men's and women's cross country teams hosted the 13th Annual Viking Invitational Friday evening at Southeast Polk in Pleasant Hill.

In the 5k women's race, Grand View came in third place with 71 team points. Senior Michelle Thayer (Runnells, Iowa) led the way with a sixth place finish in 22:38. Freshman Mackenzie Christensen (Logan, Iowa) came in 14th at 25:03 and freshman Maggie Ferrel (Fairfield, Iowa) came in 23rd with a time of 26:12.

The men's team had a first place finish with 22 team points in the 8k race. The Vikings had three runners finish in the top 10. Leading the way was freshman Trevor Albert (Eldon, Iowa) with a time of 30:19. Junior Alex Arechavaleta (Altoona, Iowa) was not far behind running 30:32 for third place while freshman Ben Huftalin (Osage, Iowa) crossed at 31:14 in sixth place.

The Vikings travel to Rock Island, Ill. next weekend (Sept 22) to compete in the Brissman-Lundeen Invite hosted by Augustana College. Race time is 3 p.m.

M - Cross Country