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UND falls to NDSU despite Peterson's strong effort
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Updated: Thursday 10/14/2012 01:35:26 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota sophomore Nate Peterson enjoyed a third-place finish among Division I runners today at the annual UND Ron Pynn Invitational.

The race was held in front of nearly 100 UND track and field and cross country alumni on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

Peterson, a native of Horace, N.D., led all UND runners with a time of 26:16.0 on the 8K course at Ray Richards Golf Course.

Despite Peterson's best efforts, UND dropped its dual with North Dakota state and a warm and sunny afternoon.

NDSU recorded a team score of 18 points, while UND posted a team score of 40.

NDSU sophomore Brett Kelly captured medalist honors with a time of 26:11.8.

Aside from Peterson, UND's next-best performer was junior Sam Saccoman, who took seventh among dual runners (10th among 63 total runners) with a time of 26:33.4.

Several North Dakota alumni also competed in the race as part of UND's Homecoming 2012 weekend, including UND track and field/cross country legend Arjan Gelling.

Division II programs Mary and Minot State, as well as Manitoba, also competed in the meet.

Click on the PDF links for complete team and individual results.

Notes: UND's cross country/track and field reunion began this morning when alumni of the program were invited to a presentation on the UND Athletics Complex at AE2S in Grand Forks. The reunion will conclude tonight with a social at Al's Grill and Catering in Grand Fokrs from 6:30 to 10:30.

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