Winneconne, WI. – The Mountaineers traveled all the way up to Wisconsin to compete in the NCAA Division III Cross County National Championship. The Mountaineers went into the meet ranked 30th in the NCAA DIII National Poll. The Mountaineers did not let the cold weather and muddy course slow them down as they finished 24th as a team with an average time of 25:59 for an 8K race
The first Mountaineer to cross the finish line was Logan McKenzie in 53rd place with a time of 25:09. Next up was Tanner Carson in 61st place and a time of 25:20. Tyler Little was the third Mountaineer to cross the line with a time of 26:14 and securing 208th place. Close behind was teammate Sair Salgado claiming 216th place with a time of 26:18. Rounding out the score was Landon Bond getting 259th and a time of 26:48. Teammates Corbin Flege took 277th place (28:36) and Johnathan West took 280th place (30:01).
The Mountaineers placed 24th as a team with a total score of 597. The Men's Cross Country team was excited to be able to go to the NCAA Division III National Championships and are looking forward to see what they can do next season as a team.
"This was a great way to end a fantasic season" said Coach Jakubowski "This was a true cross country race and Logan was our only runner with national experience, they ran with everything they had today, The season goal was to line up at the national meet and finish top 25 and they were able to get both goals. I am very proud to coach this group of student-athletes and returning 6 of the 7 that raced at nationals just shows how exciting next season will be!"