(Peru, Neb.)—The Peru State men's and women's cross country team competed in the Bearcat Open hosted by Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Mo., on Friday, September 2. Both the men's and women's teams finished in fourth in their respective races.
 
Below is a breakdown of how the teams in the tournament ran for men's and women's:
 
Women's 5K

  1. Northwest Missouri State Total Time: 1:34:54
  2. Washburn Total Time: 1:41:40
  3. Missouri Western Total Time: 1:48:36
  4. Peru State Total Time: 2:07:18

 
Men's 7K

  1. Northwest Missouri State Total Time: 1:51:37
  2. Washburn Total Time: 1:55:52
  3. Missouri Western Total Time: 1:59:45
  4. Peru State Total Time: 2:22:51

 
Here's a break down of how the Bobcat runners placed individually starting with the women…
 
Women's 5K Peru State Individual Times
 
Lydia Lang (Palmyra) finished in 25th place with a time of 24:50.25.
 
Amyra Moxey (Louisville) finished in 26th place with a time of 24:58.60
 
Emma Larson (Fremont) finished in 27th place with a time of 25:13.75
 
Naomi Wilson (Council Bluffs, Iowa) finished in 28th place with a time of 25:58.38
 
Sarah Davis-Kovarik (Palmyra) finished in 29th place with a time of 26:17.88
 
Phoebe Wilson (Council Bluffs, Iowa) finished in 30th place with a time of 27:12.43
 
Carrin Gramke (Upland) finished in 31st place with a time of 29:26.26
 
Mikelle Mott (Auburn) finished in 32nd place with a time of 32:20.03
 
Lauren Pugh (Albion) finished in 33rd place with a time of 33.13.24
 
Madison Wittwer (Columbus) finished in 34th place with a  time of 34:47.88
 
Brena Davis (Auburn) finished in 35th place with a time of 36:00.26
 
Men's 7K Peru State Individual Times
 
Sabir Musa (Nebraska City) finished in 35th place with a time of 26:56.98
 
Andrew Russell (Alma) finished in 36th place with a time of 28:21.02
 
Alan Simpson (Powhattan, Kan.) finished in 37th with a time of 28:52.70
 
Alex Caraveo (Chappell) finished in 38th with a time of 28:53.66
 
Ean Miller (Fontana, Calif.) finished in 39th with a time of 29:47.08
 
Edwin Quinones (Nebraska City) finished in 40th with a time of 29:59.07
 
Jake German (Imperial) finished in 41st with a time of 31:25.97
 
Carson Maas (Papillion) finished in 42nd with a time of 31:43.82
 
Colton Clark (Nebraska City) finished in 43rd with a time of 31:49.54
 
Ben Klemesrud (Bassett) finished in 44th with a time of 32:17.50
 
Brandon Kristensen (Wausa) finished in 45th with a time of 33:23.95
 
Matthew Ramold (Nebraska City) finished in 46th with a time of 35:07.86
 
Austen Jansen (Newcastle) finished in 47th with a time of 37:18.44
 
Here's what head coach James Cole had to say about the Open…
 
"Peru State traveled to Northwest Missouri State University today and competed against some strong NCAA teams. Temperatures for the women's race were mid 80s and sunny with some shade but not a lot," said coach Cole.
 
Cole added…
 
"Elevation changes were long and gradual with some flats mixed in.  Women race started at 6:03.  Temperatures were a bit cooler (low 80s) and dropping when the men's race started at 6:40 and the shade from trees was a little more prevalent."  
 
The Peru State cross country team will compete again in a few Saturdays on the 17th at the Woody Greeno/Jay Dirksen Invite in Lincoln, Nebraska hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
The women will race at 10:00 a.m., while the men will race at 10:45.