The Nebraska Wesleyan University cross country teams got off to an outstanding start to the 2010 season at the Woody Greeno Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 18) at Pioneers Park in Lincoln, Neb. The NWU women were the college division champions while the men place third.
Over 700 runners and around 60 teams competed at the 20th annual Woody Greeno Invite.
Nebraska Wesleyan, ranked No. 5 in the country, scored 42 points in the women's team race to edge Concordia University by four points as the Bulldogs had 46 points. Amanda Costello led the Prairie Wolves as the second runner to finish in the college division and 13th overall with a time of 22:37.
Malaina Huebert was third in the college division and 19th overall as she crossed the line in 23:00.2. One other NWU runner placed in the top 10 of the college race as Katie Nelson was seventh in a time of 23:14.1.
For the NWU men, they scored 110 team points to trail only Nebraska-Kearney and Concordia. UNK had 59 points, while the Bulldogs finished at 82 points.
Ryan Osberg was the top performer for the Prairie Wolves finishing 32nd overall and 13th in the college division in a time of 26:15.30. Ryan Wagner was just behind Osberg with a time of 26:26 to finish 17th in college race and 39th overall. Mike Rathje rounded out the top three for the NWU men in a time of 26:28.65 to place 42nd overall.