Bacone College’s Top 5 Native American Runners Help Men’s Team Finish 2nd Place Overall at the NAIA MidStates Classic

(Left) Kyle Sumatzkuku -Hopi and (Right) Ilijah Coleman - Oglala Lakota of Bacone College. Photo by Reid Williams/NDNSPORTS
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(Winfield, Kansas) – One of the top cross country meets in the NAIA before the XC National Championships is the MidStates Classic meet held in Winfield, Kansas. It features some of the top ranked men’s teams in the country, but making a surprise to everyone, outside of Indian Country, was the Bacone men’s cross country team who finished as runner up, beating 4 out of the 5 ranked teams from the most recent NAIA Cross Country Poll.

Led by Brian Masayesva (Hopi), who finished 2nd overall, the Bacone Warriors team scored 65 points, just behind top finisher Missouri Valley who scored 51 points.

Rounding out the scoring were:

  • Brian MasayesvaHopi
    2nd overall
  • Kyle SumatzkukuHopi
    12th Place
  • Brandon LeviNavajo
    14th Place
  • Emmette DustybullBlackfeet
    16th Place
  • Ilijah ColemanOglala-Lakota
    21st Place
  • Tyron YazzieNavajo
    23rd Place (6th man not counted towards total)

 

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1 Comment on Bacone College’s Top 5 Native American Runners Help Men’s Team Finish 2nd Place Overall at the NAIA MidStates Classic

  1. tsayatohlong@yahoo.com' Margie j long // October 21, 2017 at 5:35 pm //

    Congratulations to the team!

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