Dordt athletes claim GPAC cross country honors

October 07, 2020 9:30am

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Taylor Anema of Dordt University is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week. Anema, a freshman from Ripon, California, was the top NAIA finisher at the Briar Cliff Invite at McCook Lake, South Dakota. She led the Defenders to a team title by 28 points over second place and shaved 29 seconds off her time from two weeks earlier on the same course.

Eric Steiger of Dordt University is the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week. Steiger, a junior from Lynden, Washington, was the top NAIA finisher at the Briar Cliff Invite with a tenth place time of 24:55 on the 8k course. His performance, which was 36 seconds faster than two weeks ago on the same course, helped the Defenders to a runner-up finish to Iowa Central.