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Billings, Mont. – The Black Hills State University women’s cross country team scored 20 points en route to a first place finish at the Montana State-Billings Open on Saturday morning.

Black Hills State was led by sophomore Erin Curran.  Curran finished second overall and was the top collegiate finisher.  She finished the course in 19:08.  Abi Bever was the second collegiate finisher.  The Yellow Jackets had five runners finish in the top ten of the meet.

“This was a good meet for us to start the season,” said head coach Scott Walkinshaw.  “We really learned where we are at.  This was the first week of school and there were a lot of things going on.  All-in-all, this was a good way to start.”

The Yellow Jackets will return to action on Sept. 9 when they will host the Yellow Jacket Invitational at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club in Spearfish, S.D.

For more information on Black Hills State Athletics, visit www.BHSUAthletics.com.