Men's cross country wins NCAA regional

Wisconsin's men's cross country team advances to the NCAA meet, the women's team will have to wait for an invite

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The men's cross country team continued to dominate, this time at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Regional Championship in Terre Haute, Ind., finishing first. The women's team, meanwhile, took sixth overall. For the men, this is the team's 19th title, which earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships in Waterloo, Iowa on Nov. 24.

 

Sophomore Bobby Lockhart placed ninth, the top finisher for Wisconsin, in 30:49.7. Sophomore Simon Bairu, the Big Ten Athlete of the Year, clocked in at 30:50.5 for 11th place, followed by Freshman of the Year Chris Solinsky, who finished in 13th place with a time of 30:51.5. Other Wisconsin finishers were junior Josh Spiker in 16th place (30:54.2), freshman Tim Nelson in 23rd place (31:08.2), sophomore Ben Gregory in 37th place (31:19.5) and senior Joe Eckerly in 42nd place (31:25.6).

 

Senior Maggie Guiney led the women's team, garnering Wisconsin's top finish in 10th place with a time of 21:04.4. Senior Hilary Edmondson took 36th place, the second finisher for Wisconsin, with a time of 21:55.7, while fellow senior Sarah Kolpin had a time of 22:07.5, good for 45th place. Sophomore A Havahla Haynes and junior Linsey Blaisdell finished in 50th and 62nd places, respectively, with times of 22:13.9 and 22:24.8.


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