Bethel hosted their annual home invitational on Friday evening at St. Patrick's County Park on the north side of South Bend. The cool autumn temps, sunshine and beauty of the park made a great backdrop for an enjoyable meet and fast times as the women's course record was broken.
The Pilot harriers traveled south to participate in the Louisville Cross Country Classic held at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park by the Louisville Sports Commission on a course which used to host the NAIA National Championship. The meet consisted of six total collegiate races with teams from all divisions. Due to the nature of the meet, the men's squad was divided into two races. The ladies, who usually run first, had to wait all day and compete in the last race.
The cross country teams traveled to the border of Illinois and Iowa to compete in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College at the Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Illinois. The field consisted of NCAA DII and DIII teams as well as several NAIA teams. The men's race had 39 teams and 495 runners while the women's race consisted of 34 teams and 477 runners. The meet provided valuable large race experience for both squads.
Beautiful sunshine and cool temps created a more pleasant running environment for the Pilot runners as compared to their first meet. The Pilots traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan for the Knight Invitational hosted by Calvin College. Rain in the morning combined with some the last couple days caused the course to be soggy and quite muddy in spots. Nevertheless, it provided fast times in both the men's and women's races.
|Bethel at||6th of 13|
|Bethel College Invitational|
|Bethel at||39th of 42|
|Louisville CC Classic|
|Bethel at||10th of 39|
|Bethel at||6th of 7|
|NAIA Great Lakes Challenge|
|Crossroads League Championship|