The men's cross country team earned its fifth consecutive Big Ten Championship this weekend, earning 40 points to top the 11-team field. Michigan placed second with 57 points, followed by Indiana with 90 and Ohio State with 93.
Seven underclassmen led the Badgers, competing in the eight-kilometer event Sunday. Sophomore Simon Bairu led all runners with a first-place finish in 23:58.8. Freshman Chris Solinsky clocked in at 24:20.3, good for third place and junior Tim Keller took fifth in 24:24.0; all three runners earned first-team, All-Big Ten recognition.
Other Wisconsin finishers include second-team, All-Big Ten sophomore Bobby Lockhart, who took 14th in 24:38.2, junior Josh Spiker in 24:40.6 for 17th place and freshman Tim Nelson, who was right behind Spiker in 24:41.1. Sophomore Ben Gregory rounded out the top seven Wisconsin runners with a 37th place finish, coming in at 25:17.1.
Guiney led the Badger finishers in 11th place overall, clocking in at 21:30.1, while Edmondson was just seven seconds behind her, taking a 13th place finish. Lilienthal took 43rd overall, finishing in 22:28.21. Edmondson and Guiney made the second-team, All-Big Ten roster.