Fourth Annual Twilight Cross Country Meet

Event Details

Date: September 5, 2014

Times: First race begins at 7:45 p.m. and awards start at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Yankton Trail Park

Augustana opens the 2014 Vikings Cross Country season on Friday, Sept. 5, at Yankton Trail Park, hosting the fourth annual Augustana Twilight competition beginning at 7:45 p.m. The lights on the soccer fields at Yankton Trail Park will be used to light the area. The running path will also be illuminated throughout certain parts of the course using glow sticks.
7:45 p.m.  High School Girls 2 Mile
8:05 p.m.  High School Boys 3 Mile
8:30 p.m.  Women's 3 Mile
9 p.m.  Men's 4 Mile
9:30 p.m.  Awards

The event will feature:

  • Flat, fast route with great footing (soccer fields)
  • 3 miles for women; 4 miles for men
  • Spectator-friendly course

More information on the Augustana Twilight can be found at

About Augustana Vikings Cross Country

  • The Vikings have established themselves as a cross country power in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
  • Head cross country coach, Tracy Hellman, enters his 14th season at the helm of one of the strongest programs in the country.
  • The Viking men enter the season as the five-time defending NSIC Champion and two-time defending NCAA Central Region Champion and is coming off its fifth straight top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships where the Vikings' posted the highest finish in men's history with third place.
  • The women's team ended the year finishing second in the NSIC, third at the NCAA Central Region Championships and fifth at the NCAA Championships, marking its fourth straight top-10 finish nationally. 
  • Hellman has 14 conference championships, six consecutive for women and four straight for the men, to go with his two regional titles and national championship in 2011. On 17 occasions, Hellman has earned coach of the year honors, aided by coaching 60 All-America honorees.

Tim Evans
Sports Information Director
Augustana College
Tracy Hellman
Head Cross Country Coach
Augustana College