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Spearfish, S.D. – Members of the Black Hills State University coaching staff will be speaking at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rapid City, S.D. on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.  The Swarm Session is a way of reaching out and gathering Yellow Jacket fans together.

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Vancouver, Wash.. – The Black Hills State University women’s cross country team finished third at the NAIA National Championship Meet in Vancouver, Wash. on Saturday afternoon and the men’s team placed 18th.

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Vancouver, Wash. – Black Hills State University’s Jed Morgan and Neil Long have been named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State men’s and women’s cross country team will be competing in the NAIA National Cross Country Meet held in Vancouver, W.A. on Saturday, November 20. Both teams earned spots at the national meet by winning the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC).

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department has announced the dates and sites for the Green and Gold Luncheons.  The next luncheon will begin at Perkins Restaurant in Spearfish on Nov. 16 at 12 noon.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams are preparing for the NAIA Championship Meet held on Saturday, November 20 in Fort Vancouver, Wash.  The Yellow Jackets received automatic berths to the national meet by winning the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) title on November 5 in Jamestown, N.D.

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Jamestown, N.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams each brought home Dakota Athletic Conference Titles on Friday in Jamestown, N.D.

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Spearfish, S.D. - The Black Hills State University women’s cross country team remains ranked No. 9 in the nation and the men are receiving votes as each team prepares for the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Championship this weekend.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University Athletic Department will be holding a “Swarm Session” at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rapid City on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.  The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

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Yankton, S.D.- The Black Hills State University women’s and men’s cross country teams placed first and third, respectively, Saturday, October 23 at the Mount Marty Invitational Cross Country Meet in Yankton, S.D.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to the Mount Marty Invitational on October 23 in Yankton, S.D.  The women’s team is ranked No. 15 and the men’s team is receiving votes in the top 25.
 

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to the Mount Marty Invitational on October 23 in Yankton, S.D.  The women’s team is ranked No. 15 and the men’s team is receiving votes in the top 25.
 

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Billings, Mont. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams both competed at the Yellowjacket Invitational on Saturday morning in Billings, Mont.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University was given the Champions of Character Five Star Award by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics during the 2009-2010 season.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams each both moved up in the latest national rankings.  The women’s team moved up one spot to No. 14 and the men’s team reentered the top 25 at No. 24.

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McCook Lake, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams each placed second at the Briar Cliff Invitational on Saturday.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams will be competing at the Briar Cliff Invitational in McCook Lake, S.D. on Saturday, October 9, 2010.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams are both ranked in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll.  The women’s team is ranked No. 15 this week falling from No. 8 last week.  The men’s team entered the poll for the first time this season at the No. 25.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department announced today that the Third Annual Yellow Jacket 5k/10k scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3 has been postponed.  A new date for the race has not yet been set.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University Athletic Department will be holding the first “Swarm Session” at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rapid City on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.  The events are being held in communities surrounding Spearfish as a way of reaching out and gathering Yellow Jacket fans together.

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Minneapolis, Minn. – The Black Hills State University cross country teams traveled to Minneapolis, Minn. to compete at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday.  The men’s team placed ninth in its division with 262 points and the women’s team placed 11th with 309 points.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams won the Yellow Jacket Invitational on Thursday.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in their only home meet of the season on Thursday, September 9 at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club in Spearfish, S.D.  The women’s race is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. MT with the men’s race to follow at 5 p.m. MT.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Black Hills State University received a donation of $1 million from Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse and their children, Dan and Alana. This is the University’s first cash gift of $1 million, meaning BHSU students will see an immediate benefit from the gift.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s and women’s cross country teams anxiously await the beginning of the 2010 season.  The women’s team will begin their season on Sat., Sept. 4 in Billings, Mont. with a triangular meet against Rocky Mountain College and Montana State University-Billings.  The men’s team will see its first action on Thurs., Sept. 9 when the Yellow Jackets will host their only home meet of the season.  The Yellow Jacket Invitational will be run on the golf course at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University women’s cross country team is ranked tenth in the NAIA preseason poll released today.  The men’s cross country team is not in the top 25, but is receiving votes.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University Athletic Director Jhett Albers announced today that the athletic department will be holding Swarm Sessions in communities surrounding Spearfish as a way of reaching out and gathering Yellow Jacket fans together.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department has announced the dates and sites for the Green and Gold Luncheons.  The luncheons will begin at the Cedar House Restaurant in Spearfish on Aug. 31 at 12 noon.

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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University will host a live weekly coaches’ radio show Monday nights at 6 p.m. MT.  The show will be held at the Stadium Sports Grill and rotate between the Spearfish and Belle Fourche locations each week and can be heard locally on KDSJ 980 AM or online at www.kdsj980.com.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department is now selling all-sport season tickets.  Both reserved and general admission seating options are available.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Black Hills State University Athletic Director Jhett Albers announced today that the University's application to NCAA Division II was accepted by the NCAA membership committee.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Tenth Annual Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on July 3 at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club in Spearfish, S.D.

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Seven members of the Black Hills State University men and women’s cross country/track teams competed in the Warrior Half Marathon hosted by Midland Lutheran College. The half marathon serves as a qualifier for the 2010 NAIA Marathon which will be run at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next May in Marion, IN. Six of the seven runners were under the qualifying times of 1:14:00 and 1:33:00 respectively for the men and women.

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The Yellow Jacket Cross Country women’s team traveled this past weekend to Vancouver, Washington for the NAIA National Championships.  BHSU finished 10th including two top performances by senior Wendy O’Lexey from Rock Springs, Wyoming and freshman Erin Curran from Wahoo, Nebraska.
 

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This Friday the Black Hills State cross country teams will compete at the 2009 Dakota Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships. The meet returns to Robbinsdale Park in Rapid City, the site of the third DAC Cross Country Championships held in 2002.

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The cross country dual meet with SD School of Mines and Technology scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, October 30th has been cancelled due to the weather conditions. The meet will not be rescheduled. The next meet for The Running Yellow Jackets will be the Dakota Athletic Conference Championships scheduled for Friday, November 6th at Robbinsdale Park in Rapid City. The women’s race will take place at 11:00 am followed by the men at 11:45.

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The Yellow Jacket Cross Country program had a positive week moving up in the recent NAIA rankings.  The men’s team jumped up to 13th from 16th in the previous poll.  The women moved up to 18th after sitting at 21.  The Yellow Jackets are off this weekend but will return to action next weekend as they host the Yellow Jacket/Hardrocker Dual on October 30th.
 

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The Black Hills State University men and women’s cross country teams will be competing in the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational this Saturday, October 17. Both teams are coming off impressive wins in the Montana State University-Billings Yellow Jacket Invitational last Saturday, October 10.

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It was a cold day for the teams competing in Saturday’s Yellow Jacket Invitational held at Riverfront Park in Billings, MT. Despite the icy conditions and a temperature near 20 degrees, both the Black Hills State University men and women's teams turned up the heat to capture team titles. The annual meet hosted by Montana State University-Billings had eight teams competing.  
 

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Black Hills State University and the Yellow Jacket Foundation hosted the Second Annual Yellow Jacket 5K/10K Run on Sunday, Sept. 20 to cap off Swarm Week festivities.  The event raised nearly $1,000 for scholarships to Black Hills State student-athletes.

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The Second Annual Yellow Jacket 5K-10K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 8:30am in Spearfish, S.D.

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Last weekend the Yellow Jackets had a pair of standout performances at the South Dakota School of Mines Invitational.  Sophomore Jed Morgan from Loveland, Colorado won the men’s race with a time of 26:25 which was 17 seconds faster than the runner-up finisher. 

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Following a four kilometer road race on September 4 against Wartburg College and BHSU Alumni the men’s and women’s cross country teams officially opened the 2009 season by sweeping the South Dakota Mines Cross Country Invitational in Rapid City on Saturday.

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The Black Hills State University cross country teams open the 2009 season today, September 4, with a 4k road race against Wartburg College from Waverly, IA. The race will be the opener for both teams with strong cross country traditions.

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The Black Hills Sate University men’s and women’s cross country coach Scott Walkinshaw (12th Year) released the final schedule for the upcoming 2009 season on Friday with the teams first meet, the Alumni Open, on Friday, September 4. “I think it is a very good schedule,” Walkinshaw said. “This year we have taken a different approach with the major meets we will be attending.

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Freemont, NE-Senior Trent Waage, Aberdeen, SD and junior Wendy O’Lexey, Rock Springs, WY won their respective divisions of the Warrior Half Marathon hosted by Midland Lutheran College this past Saturday. Click above for more details.

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The Yellow Jackets came into the weekend 7-3 and ranked #13 in the NAIA entering Dakota Athletic Conference play.  Both nights BHSU got off to a strong start building big halftime leads over Mayville State and Dakota State. Click above for more details.

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The Black Hills State University’s men’s and women’s cross country teams placed eighth and fifteenth respectively at the 2008 NAIA Cross Country National Championships. Click above for more details.

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Madison, SD-Led by individual winners JR, Wendy O’Lexey, Rock Springs, WY and SR, Cody Bordewyk, Livermore, CO, the NAIA nationally ranked Black Hills State University cross country teams swept the Dakota Athletic Conference individual and team crowns and qualified both teams for the NAIA National Championships. Click above for more details.

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Due to weather conditions and road closings, the 2008 Dakota Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships have been rescheduled for Sunday, November 9. Click above for more details.

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This Saturday the Black Hills State cross country teams will compete at the 2008 Dakota Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships. The meet returns to the Madison Country Club in Madison, SD, the site of the inaugural event in 2000 in which both Yellow Jacket teams won DAC titles. Click above for more details.

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The ‘Running Yellow Jacket”men’s and women’s cross country teams, coming off runner-up finishes at the Mt. Marty Invitational last Saturday, remain ranked nationally. Click above for more details and to view national rankings.

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The Black Hills State University cross country teams ran to runner-up finishes in the fourteen team field at the Mt. Marty Invitational on Saturday, October 25. The meet was hosted by the University of South Dakota and ran on the Don Baker course on the USD campus. Click above for more details.

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Former Black Hills State University cross country/track and field athlete Lisa Bomengen (Reynolds) competed in the Portland Marathon held on Sunday, October 5. Lisa had an outstanding race covering the 26.2 mile distance in 3:29.41 (3h:29m:30s). Her time placed her 20th in her division that had 608 finishers. Out of 4022 female finishers Lisa placed 92nd. Click above for more details.

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The College of Business and Technology, the BHSU Cross Country and Track Teams, and the BHSU American Marketing Association (student organization) are pleased to host Dick Beardsley--marathon champion, motivational speaker, and holder of the 5th fastest marathon time in American history. Click here for more details.

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Despite difficult racing conditions the men’s and women’s cross country teams put together solid team races in defeating six other teams and winning the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Billings on Saturday. Click here for more details.

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The Black Hills State University cross country teams travel this weekend to compete Saturday against foes from the Dakota Athletic Conference, Frontier Conference, Division II Montana State Billings and two community colleges. Click here for more details.

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Black Hills State’s men and women’s cross country teams traveled to St. Paul, MN this past weekend to compete in the 23rd annual Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. Click here for more information.

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The Dakota Athletic Conference named two Yellow Jacket runners as the male and female cross country runners of the week. Click here for more details.

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The men’s and women’s cross country teams opened the 2008 season at home with two impressive wins. Click here for more information.

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The top ten nationally ranked Black Hills State University Cross Country teams open their season this Saturday, September 13 by hosting the Yellow Jacket Invitational. Click here for more details.

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Black Hills State University finished in the top twenty for the 2007-08 U.S. Sports Academy Director’s Cup standings. Click here for more details.

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Since his arrival in 1998, Coach Scott Walkinshaw has transformed BHSU cross country into one of the premiere NAIA cross country programs in the nation. Click here for more information.

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Black Hills State University shares the Commissioner's Cup which is given to the institution with the best overall conference record for the year. Points are also given for winning a conference championship. Click here to view.

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Former Black Hills State University cross country/track and field athlete Nikki McDaniel (Underwood) competed in this year’s 112th running of the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day, Monday, April 21st. Click here for more details.

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The Annual Black Hills State University Athletic Awards and Senior Recognition Night will be held on May 4th, 2008 in the Jacket Legacy Room located in the Student Union on campus. Click here for more details.

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The Running Yellow Jackets left Spearfish, SD on Thursday, and headed to Kenosha, Wisconsin with a major purpose. One goal the Yellow Jackets always have entering the National Championships is to finish higher than they were rated entering the meet.

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Allen Wood (Maple Valley, WA) not only led his team to the win at the Region III Championships, but was also the individual champion in the men’s division.

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It was all Green and Gold as the Yellow Jackets dominated the fields at the Dakota Athletic Conference Championships held in Dickinson, ND.

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The Yellow Jacket Women's cross country team managed to edge out Concordia Nebraska in a close finish in team scoring at the Mt. Marty Invitation in Yankton, SD over the weekend.

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The Yellow Jacket’s men’s cross country team, competing in the Division II race, had their highest team finish ever at the Roy Griak Invitational, held at the University of Minnesota, this past weekend.

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Head Coach Scott Walkinshaw knew going into the race that the Yellow Jackets had their work cut out for them as they toed the line against the top rated Division II squads from Adams State, and the Division I Rams from Colorado State.

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Kerry Washburn (Cheyenne, WY) and Allen Wood (Maple Valley, WA) were selected as the Subway runners of the week for winning the South Dakota Tech Invitational on September 8.

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The Black Hills State Yellow Jacket cross-country teams will head to Ft. Collins, Colorado this weekend to compete at the Colorado Classic hosted by CSU.

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The Yellow Jackets opened the cross country season on a high note with their first competition in Rapid City at the South Dakota School of Mines Invitational.

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Black Hills State University head coach Scott Walkinshaw has released the names of twenty two recruits who plan to compete in cross country and/or track and field while attending BHSU in 2007-08;

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Preseason rankings were released this past week and Black Hills State men’s and women’s teams are both ranked #1 in Regional competition.

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Four members of the Yellow Jacket cross-country team participated in the 12th annual Race for the Cure, held in Cheyenne, Wyoming this past weekend. The event, which included over 2,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators, is a 5k run/walk through the streets of Cheyenne and is held annually to increase awareness and fight against breast cancer.

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The Black Hills State Yellow Jackets return to the 2007 Cross Country season once again with strong hope for a successful season. The running Yellow Jackets will look to balance most of their weight on the returning members from the 2006 teams.

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The Black Hills State University track and field program, in conjunction with Lean Horse Productions, will host the inaugural “This is MY Year” run/walk on New Year’s Day at Lyle Hare Stadium in Spearfish.

The “This is MY Year” program is a fitness program designed for all levels. Jerry Dunn of Lean Horse Productions came up with the idea for “This is MY Year.” According to Dunn, the sole purpose of this new event is to encourage everyone to start the year in a positive way.

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The Black Hills State men's and women's cross country team both competed at the NAIA National Championships on Saturday. The women’s team finished fou...

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The Black Hills State athletic department will be hosting two “Community & Booster Send Offs”. The first will be for the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s cross country teams. The second will be for the Yellow Jacket football team.

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The Black Hills State men's and women's cross country teams will compete at the NAIA Championships on November 18, 2006 in Louisville, Ky.

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The Black Hills State men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the NAIA Region III Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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16th Annual Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Auction To Be Held November 3, 2006
Spearfish, S.D. - The 16th Annual Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Auction will be held Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at the Spearfish Park Pavilion. The Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Auction is coordinated by the Yellow Jacket Foundation in an effort to raise scholarship funds for Black Hills State student-athletes.

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Brandon Bertram, a Black Hills State cross country and track student-athlete finished 34th out of nearly 10,500 competitors.

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Black Hills State’s James Hansen was named the Dakota Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performance at the DAC championship meet.

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The Black Hills State men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the Dakota Athletic Conference championship on Friday in Minot, N.D. Head Coach Scott Walkinshaw was named the DAC Coach of the Year for both the men’s and the women’s teams.

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The Black Hills State women's cross country team is ranked third in cross country and the men's team is rated eighth in the latest NAIA poll.View comp...

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Mike Nekuda and Wesleigh Jastorff both were named athlete of the week by Dakota Athletic Conference for their performances this past weekend in Yankton, S.D.

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The men's and women's cross country teams both placed first at the 13th Annual Graphic Edge Invitational in Yankton, S.D.

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Black Hills State senior James Hansen was honored as the DAC cross country athlete of the week for his performance at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.

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The Black Hills State men's and women's cross country teams won both races at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Spearfish Saturday afternoon. Yellow J...

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Minneapolis, Minn. - The women's cross country team placed first and the men's team came in eighth at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday.

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The Black Hills State men's and women's cross country teams dominated in their season opener at South Dakota Tech.

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Spearfish, S.D. - The Black Hills State men’s and women’s cross country teams are both ranked No. 6 to start the 2006 season.

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Spearfish, S.D. - The Black Hills State cross country teams are both looking to repeat exceptional performances from a year ago. Last season, the Yellow Jacket women earned a second place finish and the men placed eighth overall at the NAIA Championships. Head Coach Scott Walkinshaw will lead Black Hills State into competition for the ninth year. Walkinshaw is extremely optimistic about the potential successes that lie ahead for the Yellow Jackets.

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Spearfish, S.D. - Black Hills State received a gift of nearly $3,000 in memory of former Spearfish resident and track and field standout, Mark Larscheid.

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Before the start of the NAIA national cross country meet, held this past Saturday in Louisville, Ky., the Black Hills State women's team was ranked sixth and the men were tied for 10th. That is where they were expected to finish. The Black Hills State women's team finished second in the team standings Saturday, while the BHSU men's team posted an eighth-place finish.

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