MINNEAPOLIS, MN--Boise State sophomore Brenna Peloquin dominated the field to win the 6K women's cross country race at the Roy Griak Invitational this afternoon with a time of 20:57. The #6 Bronco team finished fourth overall to lower-ranked teams.
Peloquin surged from the start into a pack of 10 runners and gained from there. By two kilometers, she was second behind senior Michigan All-American Erin Finn. Those two runners opened up a 100-yard lead on the third place runner with the rest of the field far back. With about one kilometer remaining, Peloquin made her move and ran away from Finn, extending her lead to 30 yards and crossing the finish line 13 seconds ahead of Finn to take the individual title. Peloquin was 27th in this race one year ago.
Finn, the Big Ten Champion in both 2013 and 2015, won the '15 Big Ten Championship by 45 seconds, but today, she was no match for Peloquin.
#30 Portland, who also won the men's competition, captured the women's title as well with 74 points. #9 Michigan State was second with 127, while #13 Penn State had 145, followed by 145 for Boise State and 155 for #10 Michigan.