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Mustangs open cross country season

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Breanna Mathes
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Morningside College cross country teams opened the 2011 season at Friday's Augustana College Twilight Meet in Sioux Falls.

The Mustang women, ranked 15th nationally in the NAIA pre-season poll, had four runners finish in the top 15, led by senior Jessica Weborg, who toured the 3-mile course in a time of 17:17.24 to take fifth place. Junior Breanna Mathes, a Galva-Holstein graduate, finished ninth in 17:41.14. Sophomore Courtney Ruff and senior Lydia Ford finished 11th and 14th, respectively.

Garret Ehlers, a sophomore from Ida Grove, was the top finisher for the Mustang men, who are ranked 25th in the nation. Ehlers ran the 4-mile course in a time of 19:41.50 for 8th place, and he was followed by teammate Monte Larsen, a senior, who finished ninth. Right behind him in 10th place was freshman Jay Welp, a former Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn prep, who ran the course in a time of 19:45.08.

The Mustangs will next compete in the Woody Greene Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday September 17.

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