The Gustavus men’s and women’s cross country teams invited back a total of 29 competing alumni to campus for the annual Alumni Meet held in the Linnaeus Arboretum on Saturday , Aug. 27. The current Gustavus women bested their predecessors 26-to-49, while the male alumni topped the Gusties 26-to-29.
Breaking into the top-five on the men’s team was seniors Mark Bartley and Anders Bowman. Bartley placed second with a time of 16:23, while Bowman took third with a time of 16:26.
Junior Kate Eggers was the top performer on the women’s team, placing second with a time of 19:48. Senior Brook Beskau and junior Bethe Hauer finished back-to-back in fourth and fifth place. Beskau crossed the finish line in 20:04 and Hauer came across in 20:30.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s cross country teams will be back in action on Thursday, Sept. 1 in a dual meet against Bethany Lutheran College. The meet will take place in the Linnaeus Arboretum and will begin at 10:00 a.m.