Theisen brothers both finish in the top 10 for Black Hills State

September 22, 2016

Jonah Theisen cross country running

Jonah Theisen

Jonah Theisen of Kenai got a leg up on his little brother as the two Black Hills State University runners both cracked the top 10 at the Gage McSpadden Invitational in Spearfish, South Dakota.

The sophomore clocked a 6-kilometer time of 20 minutes, 38.9 seconds to finish fourth out of 35 finishers in the men’s race.

Freshman Jordan Theisen placed seventh in 20:54.1, outkicking a teammate at the line.

Jonah Theisen owns five top-10 finishes in nine career races and qualified for the NCAA D2 championships last season.

Jordan Theisen cross country running

Jordan Theisen

You could say the Theisen boys were born to run. Their father Bob ran at Bemidji State in Minnesota.

The Theisens weren’t the only brothers from Alaska at the Gage McSpadden Invitational.

Seward’s Michael Marshall of Black Hills State beat his brother Jacob Marshall of Montana State Billings by 25 seconds as both finished in the top 30.