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Bison cross country: NDSU men and women notch wins at Dragon Twilight

The Bison's Hunter Klimek and Kaleesa Houston won individual titles on Friday at the Dragon Twilight Invitational.

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MOORHEAD — The North Dakota State men's and women's teams produced victories and individual medalists on Friday at the Dragon Twilight Invitational.

The Bison men scored 20 points to easily outdistance Minot State, which was second with 68 points. It's the Bison's second win in two meets this season.

The NDSU men placed five runners among the top six finishers, led by winner Hunter Klimek, who won in 17 minutes, 55.4 seconds on the six-kilometer course at Bluestem.

NDSU's Zach Johnson (17:57.7) placed third, Payton Smith (17:59.5) was fourth and Symon Keiser (18:00.7 placed fifth.

The Bison women finished first with 24 points for their second team win in as many tries this season. The University of Mary was second with 71 points and North Dakota was third with 82.

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Kaleesa Houston won in 13:19.2 on the four-kilometer course. Grace Link was third in 13:26.7 and Alexis Roehl was fourth in 13:39.

Both the Bison men and women compete next at the Roy Griak Invitational at 10:30 a.m. (men) and 11:15 a.m. (women) on Friday, Sept. 23, in Falcon Heights, Minn.

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