Lucky 7 At The Roy Griak

Kara Andersen (L) and Brianna Gruenberg were the Top 2 Cobber runners at the Roy Griak Invitational.
Kara Andersen (L) and Brianna Gruenberg were the Top 2 Cobber runners at the Roy Griak Invitational.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/23/17)--- Brianna Gruenberg and Kara Andersen were the lone Cobber harriers to break the 26-minute mark on an unseasonably hot and humid day at the prestigious Roy Griak Invite hosted by the University of Minnesota.

The pair were a part of a group of four Concordia runners who finished in the Top 50 to help CC finish seventh in a meet that featured 12 teams and over 165 athletes.

Gruenberg was the top Cobber finisher as she ran a 25:31 over the 6K course and placed 28th in a meet that featured five other MIAC schools. It is the second straight meet that Gruenberg has led the Cobbers.

Andersen, who led Concordia in the first two meets of the year, was 12-seconds behind Gruenberg and placed three spots below in 31st place. Andersen came home in 25:43 to give the Cobbers two runners under the 26-minute mark.

Maria West and Sarah Curran were the other two Cobber athletes who placed in the Top 50 of the meet. West ran a 26:05 and was the No.38 finisher while Curran crossed the line in 26:08 and placed 43rd in the meet.Curran's time is a 26-second improvement over the last time she ran at the Roy Griak in 2015.

Junior Sarah Whiteman was the team's No.5 finisher at the meet. She clocked a 26:29 to place just outside the Top 50 in 52nd place.    
    
WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will host the annual Cobber Homecoming 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. CC will return to competition when they compete in the Jamestown Invitational on Friday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Pipestem Dam in Jamestown.