Huskers Men Take Title at SDSU Classic
Brookings, S.D. - Trevor Vidlak raced to an individual title to lead the Nebraska men's cross country team to the team crown at the South Dakota State Classic at the Edgebrooke Golf Course on Saturday. NU's Katie White added a third-place finish to lead the women to a runner-up finish in the team race.
Vidlak led the Husker men to a 23-point victory with an impressive showing. Vidlak, a junior co-captain from Lincoln, cruised to victory in a winning time of 24:46.7. Teammate Jarren Heng, a sophomore from Norfolk, Neb., finished second while senior Brad Doering added a third-place finish to give the Huskers a sweep of the top-three spots.
Three additional Huskers produced top-15 performances to give the men their first team title of 2011.
On the women's side, the Huskers went head-to-head with nationally ranked Minnesota, and the Golden Gophers placed all seven of their runners in the top 10 in the individual standings.
White led the Huskers with her third-place finish, while co-captains Jessica Furlan (8th) and Ashley Miller (9th) added top-10 finishes of their own, as NU joined the Gophers as the only teams with runners to finish in the individual top 10. Senior Erica Hamik added an 11th-place effort, while sophomore Isabel Andrade (15th) gave the Huskers five top-15 finishes. One of NU's top runners, Martina Barinova, did not compete for the third straight week.
The Huskers return to action at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, Oct. 14. The meet is one of the premier events of the regular season, with some of the country's top runners. The competition will serve as the final tuneup for the Big Ten Conference Championships on Oct. 30 in Champaign, Ill.