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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Liberty women’s cross country team placed an impressive fourth in the gold 6K race at today’s Roy Griak Invitational, defeating No. 6 Michigan State, among others. Meanwhile, the men’s squad recorded a 10th-place team finish in the men’s gold 8K race at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Calli Doan (sixth place) and Adelyn Ackley (seventh) both posted lofty individual finishes to pace the Lady Flames’ effort. The host team, No. 10 Minnesota, defeated No. 30 Iowa State by 30 points (51-81) to take the women’s team title. Behind them, Liberty was part of a three-way logjam for third, fourth and fifth places among the 21-school field.

The Lady Flames finished with 100 team points, matching Tennessee’s score and ending up a single point ahead of the No. 6 Spartans. Tennessee won the tiebreaker for third place, leaving Liberty fourth and Michigan State fifth.

On the men’s side, No. 3 BYU defeated No. 10 Iowa State by a single tally (34-35) for top honors. Ryan Drew’s 21st-place finish in his season debut led the Flames to a score of 317, putting them 10th of 21 squads in the final standings.

Women’s Team Results (21 Total Teams):

1) No. 10 Minnesota – 51

2) No. 30 Iowa State – 81

3) Tennessee – 100

4) Liberty – 100

5) No. 6 Michigan State – 101 

Men’s Team Results (21 Total Teams):

1) No. 3 BYU – 34

2) No. 10 Iowa State – 35

3) No. 26 Michigan State – 86

4) Minnesota – 137

5) Wyoming – 175

10) Liberty – 317

Women’s 6K Individual Results (234 Total Finishers):

1) Cailie Logue, Iowa State – 20:57.9

2) Jenna Magness, Michigan State – 20:59.6

3) Sydney Seymour, Tennessee – 21:02.1

4) Bethany Hasz, Minnesota – 21:02.2

5) Abby Kohut-Jackson, Minnesota – 21:04.4

6) Calli Doan, Liberty – 21:04.5

7) Adelyn Ackley, Liberty – 21:04.6

20) Noel Palmer, Liberty – 21:47.1

31) Grace Dwyer, Liberty – 22:04.8

36) Anna Hostetler, Liberty – 22:10.7

48) Marie Hostetler, Liberty – 22:21.4

Men’s 8K Individual Results (216 Total Finishers):

1) Conner Mantz, BYU – 23:53.9

2) Wesley Kiptoo, Iowa State – 23:54.9

3) Morgan Beadlescomb, Michigan State – 24:18.5

4) Casey Clinger, BYU – 24:27.8

5) Thomas Pollard, Iowa State – 24:37.4

21) Ryan Drew, Liberty – 25:07.2

67) Landon Miller, Liberty – 25:54.0

78) Felix Kandie, Liberty – 26:02.0

91) Caleb Olson, Liberty – 26:10.0

112) Kyle Harkabus, Liberty – 26:28.2

140) Kipruto Kogei, Liberty – 26:49.0

147) Jack Cottrell, Liberty – 26:54.8