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Midwest Regionals Up Next For Men's Cross Country
Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2005
PEORIA, IL - The UW-Eau Claire men's cross country team competes this Saturday in the NCAA Division III Midwest Regionals. The race is scheduled for a noon starting time at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
The team has finished everywhere from second to 18th this season. The second place finish came at the UW-Stout Dual meet at Lake Wissota. The other home meet saw the other top finish for the Blugolds when they placed sixth. The team placed eighth at the Midwest Collegiate Championship and at the WIAC Championships. At the Luther College event the team finished ninth. The Jim Drews Invite saw the team finishing 18th.
Kevin Hall (Fr.-Green Bay/Preble) has been a top Blugold leader this season. He has finished first for the team twice, second twice, and third once this season. The 24th place finish at the Blugold Open was the top placement overall for him. His best 8-K time is 27:04.
Brother Nate Hall (Sr.-Green Bay/Preble) has been in the front of the Blugold pack, as well. He finished first for the team once, second twice, fourth once and fifth once. His top finish is 23rd, one before his brother at the home invite. The 27:05 time is tops for Nate Hall this year.
A number of other runners have had performed in the top as well. Adam Wolfe (So.-Marshfield) claimed the top Blugold spot once, as well as third, fourth and seventh once. Jules Miller (So.-Green Bay/East) claimed second at the WIAC Championships for the Blugolds. He has also finished third once, fourth twice, and sixth once for the team. Ted Lillie (Jr.-North St. Paul, MN) stepped it up and finished third at the conference championships for Eau Claire. He also has placed fifth and sixth on the team. Brent Kann (Fr.-Rice Lake) placed first for the team once, third once, fifth twice and eighth once.
In last year's event, the Blugolds scored 296 points and took 11th. UW-La Crosse took the top spot at regionals last year. Qualifiers will be the top five teams and the top seven individuals.