Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University women’s cross country team had two student-athletes, sophomore Erin Curran and freshman Courtney Dickson, earn All-American honors this season.

Curran, a native of Wahoo, Neb., and Dickson, from Cavour, S.D., each placed in the Top-30 at the NAIA National Championship Meet held in Vancouver, Wash.  Curran placed fourth overall in a time of 17:52.  Dickson completed the course in a time of 18:32 to finish 28th.  The women’s team placed third at the meet and the men’s team placed 18th.  The two teams combined for a fourth placed finish overall.

“These two ladies capped off great seasons with their performances at the national meet,” said head coach Scott Walkinshaw.  “Finishing third this year was the 17th time Black Hills State has finished in the Top-10 in the nation.”

In order to receive All-American honors, individuals must finish in the Top-30 at the national championship meet.

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