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2006 UW-Oshkosh Men's Cross Country News

Zupanc Finishes Boston Marathon In 3:12

UW-Oshkosh head men's cross country and track & field coach John Zupanc finished 2,212th out of nearly 23,000 runners in the 111th Boston Marathon held Monday (April 16) in Boston, Mass.

Zupanc, 54, completed the 26-mile, 385-yard course in a time of 3:12.37. He ranked 77th in the 50-59 age group and 2,053rd among the nearly 13,000 male competitors. It was the 19th Boston Marathon appearance for Zupanc.

Robert Cheruiyot won the Boston Marathon for the third time, defending his title in the remnants of a soaking nor'easter to bring Kenya its 15th victory in 17 years. Cheruiyot, who also won the race in 2003, set the course record last year but fought the wind and rain to finish in a slower time of 2:14.13.

Russia's Lidiya Grigoryeva captured the women's crown with a time of 2:29.18.

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification).

Titans Finish Ninth At NCAA Championship

Willy Kaul (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) finished fourth out of 279 runners to lead UW-Oshkosh to a ninth-place listing at the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship held Saturday (Nov. 18) at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio.

Calvin College (Mich.) placed all five of its scorers in the top 17 individual finishes to win the 32-team meet with 37 points. New York University finished second with 92 points, while Allegheny College (Pa.) ranked third with 212, State University of New York-Cortland fourth with 213 and St. John's University (Minn.) fifth with 234.

Polishing off the top 10 teams were sixth-place Luther College (Iowa) with 243 points, seventh-place Williams College (Mass.) with 278, eighth-place The College of New Jersey with 301, ninth-place UW-Oshkosh with 310 and 10th-place Haverford College (Pa.) with 314. UW-Oshkosh received a request to participate in this year's NCAA Division III Championship after placing fourth at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional held Nov. 11 in Davenport, Iowa.

Kaul traveled the rain-soaked 8,000-meter course in a time of 26:50 to secure fourth place and earn All-America accolades. It was Kaul's second appearance at the NCAA Division III Championship, following a 207th-place finish a year ago. Kaul's 2006 finish was the third-best in UW-Oshkosh history. He also becomes the 35th NCAA Division III All-American in school annals.

UW-Oshkosh also received scoring from Andrew McGuire's (So. • Wisconsin Rapids) 57th-place time of 28:05, Brian Kelley's (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 94th-place time of 28:28, Geoff Gundlach's (Jr. • Middleton) 126th-place time of 28:45 and Ryan Richardson's (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 127th-place time of 28:46. Kelley placed 111th at last year's NCAA Division III Championship.

Other UW-Oshkosh participants at this year's NCAA Division III Championship were Brandon Lesky (Sr. • Cudahy) and Derrick Fameree (So. • Algoma). Lesky placed 107th with a time of 29:14, while Fameree finished 241st in 30:14.

Widener University's (Pa.) Macharia Yout, who finished second in 2003 and 2005, won the individual title with a time of 26:31. Tim Finnegan of Calvin College placed second in 26:41, while Julian Boggs of Colorado College finished third in 26:44 and Jed Christiansen of Calvin College fifth in 26:52.

UW-Oshkosh was making its 17th NCAA Division III Championship appearance in the last 20 years and 18th overall. The Titans finished first in the country in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2002 and third in 1987, 1991 and 2000. UW-Oshkosh placed 11th at the NCAA Division III Championship a year ago. 

Titans To Make 18th NCAA Championship Appearance

The UW-Oshkosh men’s cross country team has received an invitation to participate in Saturday’s (Nov. 18) NCAA Division III Men’s Cross County Championship at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio.

UW-Oshkosh earned its 18th selection to the NCAA Division III Championship after finishing fourth at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional held Nov. 11 in Davenport, Iowa. UW-Oshkosh captured NCAA Division III titles in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2002, while placing third in 1987, 1991 and 2000. The Titans finished 11th at the NCAA Division III Championship a year ago.

In order to be eligible to participate in this year’s championship, teams and individuals must qualify in their respective NCAA Division III regions.

Thirty-two teams were selected on Sunday (Nov. 12) to take part in the championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the eight regions, for a total of 16 teams. Sixteen additional teams, including UW-Oshkosh, were selected at-large.

Fifty-six individuals, the first seven athletes from each region who are not a part of a qualifying team, were also selected to participate in the meet.

The Midwest Region will be represented in the team category at this year’s NCAA Division III Championship by automatic qualifiers North Central College (Ill.) and UW-La Crosse and at-large selections UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville and Washington University (Mo.). UW-La Crosse is the defending NCAA Division III champion.

Running for UW-Oshkosh will be Derrick Fameree (So. • Algoma), Geoff Gundlach (Jr. • Middleton), Willy Kaul (Jr. • Menomonee Falls), Brian Kelley (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.), Brandon Lesky (Sr. • Cudahy), Andrew McGuire (So. • Wisconsin Rapids) and Ryan Richardson (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.). Kelley placed 111th and Kaul 207th at last year's NCAA Division III Championship.

The Midwest Region will have additional representation at this year’s NCAA Division III Championship from Emil Bojanov and Brian Hague of the University of Chicago (Ill.), Brian Butzler of UW-Whitewater, Drew Hatzold and Mike Ptack of Elmhurst College (Ill.), Micah Lorenzen of Concordia University (Wis.) and Brandon Mull of Wheaton College (Ill.).

Titans Place Fourth At NCAA Midwest Regional

Paced by the second-place individual effort of Willy Kaul (Jr. • Menomonee Falls), the UW-Oshkosh men's cross country team finished fourth at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional held Saturday (Nov. 11) at the Credit Island Golf Course in Davenport, Iowa.

UW-La Crosse, ranked second in the NCAA Division III, placed all five of its scorers in the top 22 individual finishes to win the 37-team meet with 65 points. Eighth-ranked North Central College (Ill.) finished second with 107 points to join UW-La Crosse as an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division III Championship that will be held Nov. 18 at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio.

Remaining eligible for one of 16 at-large selections to the 32-team NCAA Division III Championship were 11th-ranked UW-Platteville, fifth-ranked UW-Oshkosh and 26th-ranked Washington University (Mo.). UW-Platteville placed third at the Midwest Regional with 112 points, while UW-Oshkosh finished fourth with 126 and Washington University fifth with 156. The complete list of team and individual qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Championship will be announced on Sunday (Nov. 12).

Rounding out the top 10 teams at the Midwest Regional were sixth-place Wheaton College (Ill.) with 197 points, seventh-place Elmhurst College (Ill.) with 210, eighth-place UW-Stevens Point with 218, ninth-place University of Chicago (Ill.) with 245 and 10th-place Augustana College (Ill.) with 255.

Kaul led UW-Oshkosh by completing the 8,000-meter course in a second-place time of 24:47. UW-Platteville's Tyler Sigl posted a time of 24:38 to capture the Midwest Regional crown for the second consecutive year. UW-Whitewater's Brian Butzler finished third with a time of 24:56, while UW-La Crosse's Kevin Oelstrom placed fourth in 24:57 and Elmhurst College's Mike Ptack fifth in 24:58. A total of 264 runners finished the race.

In addition to Kaul, UW-Oshkosh also received scoring from Brian Kelley's (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 11th-place time of 25:09, Andrew McGuire's (So. • Wisconsin Rapids) 31st-place time of 25:37, Ryan Richardson's (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 32nd-place time of 25:37 and Geoff Gundlach's (Jr. • Middleton) 50th-place time of 25:58.

Other UW-Oshkosh competitors at the Midwest Regional were Derrick Fameree (So. • Algoma), who finished 65th in 26:09, and Brandon Lesky (Sr. • Cudahy), who placed 78th in 26:21.

UW-Oshkosh is looking to make its 17th trip to the NCAA Division III Championship in the last 20 years and 18th overall. The Titans finished first in the country in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2002 and third in 1987, 1991 and 2000. UW-Oshkosh placed 11th at the NCAA Division III Championship a year ago.

Titans Finish Second At WIAC Championship

The UW-Oshkosh men's cross country team had three of the top 10 individual efforts and finished second at the WIAC Championship held Saturday (Oct. 28) at the Maple Grove Golf Course in West Salem.

UW-La Crosse scored 35 points to capture in its third straight WIAC title and sixth in the past nine years. It was the 28th league championship for the Eagles.

UW-Oshkosh tallied 58 points to finish second for the second consecutive year. The Titans have ranked in the top three places at the WIAC Championship 16 times in the past 20 years, including first-place listings in 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2003.

UW-Platteville finished third in the nine-team meet with 76 points, while UW-Stevens Point placed fourth with 90, UW-Whitewater fifth with 126, UW-Eau Claire sixth with 180, UW-River Falls seventh with 194, UW-Stout eighth with 248 and UW-Superior ninth with 256.

UW-Oshkosh was led by Willy Kaul's (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) second-place finish. Kaul, who finished 36th in last year's meet, completed the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:17. The Titans also had Brian Kelley (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) place ninth and Andrew McGuire (So. • Wisconsin Rapids) 10th in times of 25:58 each. Kelley finished 37th and McGuire 40th at the meet a year ago.

UW-Platteville's Tyler Sigl ran to a time of 25:09 to claim the individual title for the second consecutive year. UW-Whitewater's Brian Butzler finished third among the 100 runners with a time of 25:22, while UW-La Crosse's Kevin Oelstrom and Cory Hayden placed fourth and fifth with times of 25:30 and 25:33, respectively.

UW-Oshkosh's team scoring concluded with Ryan Richardson's (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 19th-place time of 26:19 and Geoff Gundlach's (Jr. • Middleton) 22nd-place time of 26:23.

The Titans also had Derrick Fameree (So. • Algoma) finish 25th in 26:29, Brandon Lesky (Sr. • Cudahy) 28th in 26:37, Nick Sydow (So. • Marshfield) 29th in 26:39, Jon Simon (Jr. • Milwaukee) 31st in 26:41, Joshua Hoff (Fr. • Boyceville) 60th in 27:34, Nate Boehlke (Sr. • Sugar Camp) 63rd in 27:39 and Harrison Fegley (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) 74th in 28:03.

Runners finishing in the top seven received All-WIAC first team recognition, while competitors placing eighth through 14th earned All-WIAC second team accolades.

UW-La Crosse's Don Fritsch was named WIAC Coach of the Year, while the Eagles' Oelstrom was named the winner of the WIAC's Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete Award.

UW-Oshkosh resumes action on Nov. 11 by competing at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional in Rock Island, Ill. The NCAA Division III Championship is scheduled for Nov. 18 in West Chester, Ohio.

Haury Leads Titans At UW-Oshkosh Open

Jacob Haury (Fr. • Milwaukee) finished 13th to lead UW-Oshkosh in a non-scoring men's cross country meet that the Titans hosted Friday (Oct. 20) at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne.

The event included athletes from Cardinal Stritch University, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville and UW-Stevens Point.

Haury paced UW-Oshkosh by completing the 8,000-meter course with a 13th-place time of 27:04. UW-Stevens Point's Greg Haak won the race with a time of 26:27, while the UW-Platteville duo of Matt Rehberg and Nathan Richardson finished second and third with times of 26:30 and 26:35, respectively.

Besides Haury, UW-Oshkosh had Ben Wizner (Fr. • Onalaska) place 16th in 27:12, Mike Manders (Fr. • Ashwaubenon) 17th in 27:18, Patrick O'Brien (Jr. • Marinette) 25th in 27:37, Kyle Peterson (Jr. • Neenah) 31st in 28:04, Jeff Baudry (Fr. • Oakfield) 35th in 28:25, Grant O'Connell (Fr. • Appleton) 36th in 28:48, Tyler Wundrow (Fr. • Little Chute) 37th in 29:02 and Pat Darrough (Fr. • Mundelein, Ill.) 41st in 30:37. A total of 45 runners finished the race.

UW-Oshkosh competed in the meet with nine of its 23 runners. The remaining members of the team were resting for the WIAC Championship on Oct. 28 in West Salem.

Kaul First, Titans Third At UW-Oshkosh Invitational

Willy Kaul (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) finished first among 318 runners to lead the UW-Oshkosh men’s cross country team to a third-place performance in its own invitational held Saturday (Oct. 14) at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne.

Calvin College (Mich.), the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division III, scored 37 points to capture its third consecutive UW-Oshkosh Invitational title. The Knights won the 18-team event by having three of the top eight individual finishers.

Eighth-ranked New York University placed second with 69 points, while third-ranked UW-Oshkosh listed third with 114, seventh-ranked Haverford College (Pa.) fourth with 121 and Aquinas College (Mich.), the sixth-ranked team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), fifth with 191.

Rounding out the top 10 teams were sixth-place Augustana College (Ill.) with 191 points, seventh-place UW-Stevens Point with 208, eighth-place Washington University (Mo.) with 222, ninth-place DePauw University (Ind.) with 280 and 10th-place University of Chicago (Ill.) with 305.

UW-Oshkosh’s Kaul paced all of the individual contestants by completing the 8,000-meter course in a time of 24:20. He finished third in the meet a year ago.

This year’s meet also featured Tim Finnegan of Calvin College finishing second in 24:24, Ryan Williams of New York University placing third in 24:34, Jon Phillips of New York University ranking fourth in 24:36 and Donald Letts of Haverford College listing fifth in 24:38.

In addition to Kaul, UW-Oshkosh’s team scoring included Andrew McGuire’s (So. • Wisconsin Rapids) 29th-place time of 25:26, Derrick Fameree’s (So. • Algoma) 34th-place time of 25:30, Ryan Richardson’s (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 37th-place time of 25:33 and Brian Kelley’s (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 39th-place time of 25:34.

The Titans also had Jon Simon (Jr. • Milwaukee) finish 56th in 25:52, Geoff Gundlach (Jr. • Middleton) 77th in 26:06, Nate Boehlke (Sr. • Sugar Camp) 97th in 26:17, Nick Sydow (So. • Marshfield) 104th in 26:23, Joshua Hoff (Fr. • Boyceville) 115th in 26:33, Brandon Lesky (Sr. • Cudahy) 155th in 27:05, Harrison Fegley (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) 160th in 27:07, Ben Wizner (Fr. • Onalaska) 170th in 27:15, Jacob Haury (Fr. • Milwaukee) 177th in 27:20, Mike Manders (Fr. • Ashwaubenon) 199th in 27:39, Jesse Sanchez (Jr. • Lake Geneva) 227th in 28:09, Grant O’Connell (Fr. • Appleton) 228th in 28:09, Kyle Peterson (Jr. • Neenah) 239th in 28:20, Patrick O’Brien (Jr. • Marinette) 257th in 28:37, Jeff Baudry (Fr. • Oakfield) 279th in 29:04 and Tyler Wundrow (Fr. • Little Chute) 303rd in 30:21.

UW-Oshkosh To Host Cross Country Spectacle

With 14 nationally ranked cross country teams visiting Winneconne's Lake Breeze Golf Course, Saturday's (Oct. 14) UW-Oshkosh Invitational is expected to provide all participants with one of their strongest challenges of the 2006 season.

The meet begins with the men's 8,000-meter race at 10:30 a.m. and concludes with the women's 6,000-meter derby at 11:15 a.m. Admission to the event is $5 per automobile. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early.

The men's division features 18 teams, including eight of the top 32 squads in the NCAA Division III. The list of participants is led by top-ranked Calvin College (Mich.), third-ranked UW-Oshkosh, seventh-ranked Haverford College (Pa.), eighth-ranked New York University, 15th-ranked UW-Stevens Point, 22nd-ranked DePauw University (Ind.), 25th-ranked Augustana College (Ill.) and 32nd-ranked University of Chicago (Ill.). The field also includes Aquinas College (Mich.), the sixth-ranked team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Other teams in the men's division are Bethel College (Minn.), Carleton College (Minn.), Carthage College, Emory University (Ga.), Greenville College (Ill.), Hope College (Mich.), North Park University (Ill.), St. Norbert College and Washington University (Mo.).

Last year at the NCAA Division III Championship, Calvin College placed second, Haverford College third, University of Chicago ninth and UW-Oshkosh 11th.

The women's category consists of 12 teams, including five of the top 30 squads in the NCAA Division III. The directory of competitors is led by third-ranked Washington University, seventh-ranked Calvin College, 20th-ranked DePauw University, 21st-ranked Emory University and 30th-ranked UW-Oshkosh.

Other teams in the women's grouping are Bethel College, Carthage College, Greenville College, Hope College. North Park University, University of Chicago and UW-Stevens Point.

Last fall at the NCAA Division III Championship, Washington University finished third, UW-Stevens Point 10th, Emory University 11th, DePauw University 16th, Calvin College 17th and UW-Oshkosh 19th.

Calvin College scored 19 points to finish first in the men's division of last year's UW-Oshkosh Invitational. The Knights were followed by second-place UW-Oshkosh with 75 points and third-place Aquinas College with 100.

In the women's section of last year's UW-Oshkosh Invitational, Washington University took first place with 37 points. The Bears were followed by second-place UW-Stevens Point with 61 points and third-place UW-Oshkosh with 66.

Titans Grab Second Place At Ripon College Invitational

Jon Simon's (Jr. • Milwaukee) first-place effort helped the UW-Oshkosh men's cross country team finish second at the Ripon College Invitational held Saturday (Oct. 7) in Ripon.

UW-Stevens Point captured the team title with 31 points, while UW-Oshkosh placed second with 50 and Wisconsin Track Club third with 71. UW-Oshkosh competed in the meet without the services of its top nine runners.

Ripon College finished fourth in the six-team meet with 89 points, while St. Norbert College ranked fifth with 150 and Northland Baptist Bible College sixth with 169.

Simon claimed the individual championship by completing the 8,000-meter course in a time of 26:24. Cory Towle of UW-Stevens Point finished second in 26:40 and Bryan Schneider of Ripon College third in 26:44.

In addition to Simon, UW-Oshkosh also received scoring from Joshua Hoff's (Fr. • Boyceville) sixth-place time of 26:54, Nick Sydow's (So. • Marshfield) 14th-place time of 27:43, Harrison Fegley's (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) 15th-place time of 27:44 and Mike Manders' (Fr. • Ashwaubenon) 20th-place time of 28:02.

The Titans also had Jacob Haury (Fr. • Milwaukee) finish 27th in 28:14, Ben Wizner (Fr. • Onalaska) 32nd in 29:02, Patrick O'Brien (Jr. • Marinette) 34th in 29:06, Jeff Baudry (Fr. • Oakfield) 38th in 29:24, Kyle Peterson (Jr. • Neenah) 42nd in 29:35, Tyler Wundrow (Fr. • Little Chute) 44th in 29:53 and Pat Darrough (Fr. • Mundelein, Ill.) 50th in 30:33. A total of 74 runners completed the jaunt.

Titans List Ninth At Blugold Open

Competing without nine athletes who ran at the prestigious Notre Dame Invitational earlier in the day, the UW-Oshkosh men's cross country team still managed to place ninth at the Blugold Open held Friday (Sept. 29) in Colfax.

St. John's University (Minn.) compiled 64 points to win the 15-team meet, while UW-La Crosse tallied 65 to finish second, University of Minnesota-Duluth 70 to rank third and host UW-Eau Claire 139 to list fourth.

Polishing off the top 10 teams were fifth-place UW-River Falls with 146 points, sixth-place St. Olaf College (Minn.) with 177, seventh-place Bethel College (Minn.) with 183, eighth-place University of St. Thomas (Minn.) with 186, ninth-place UW-Oshkosh with 291 and 10th-place Franklin College (Ind.) with 329.

The top UW-Oshkosh runner in the 8,000-meter race was Jon Simon (Jr. • Milwaukee). Simon posted a 42nd-place time of 26:57 to lead three UW-Oshkosh runners in the top 73 finishes. In addition to Simon, the Titans had Joshua Hoff (Fr. • Boyceville) place 61st in 27:19 and Nick Sydow (So. • Marshfield) 73rd in 27:29. Eric Atkinson of the University of Minnesota-Duluth was the individual winner with a time of 25:31.

Other UW-Oshkosh results had Ben Wizner (Fr. • Onalaska) finish 79th in 27:34, Kyle Peterson (Jr. • Neenah) 94th in 27:51, Jacob Haury (Fr. • Milwaukee) 100th in 27:58, Harrison Fegley (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) 106th in 28:00, Mike Manders (Fr. • Ashwaubenon) 121st in 28:13, Alan Smith (So. • Rhinelander) 124th in 28:15, Patrick O'Brien (Jr. • Marinette) 167th in 29:07, Jeff Baudry (Fr. • Oakfield) 178th in 29:27, Tyler Wundrow (Fr. • Little Chute) 186th in 29:39, Grant O'Connell (Fr. • Appleton) 193rd in 29:54 and Pat Darrough (Fr. • Mundelein, Ill.) 220th in 32:07. A total of 231 runners completed the race.

Kaul First, Titans Second At Notre Dame Invitational

Willy Kaul (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) captured the individual title to lead the UW-Oshkosh men's cross country team to a second-place finish in the Gold Division of the Notre Dame Invitational held Friday (Sept. 29) in South Bend, Ind.

Calvin College (Mich.), the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division III by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, scored 31 points to win a meet dominated by NCAA Division I squads.

UW-Oshkosh, ranked seventh in the NCAA Division III, counted 96 points for its second-place finish, while the University of Notre Dame (Ind.) tallied 138 to list third. The University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) finished fourth with 138 points and North Central College (Ill.), the ninth-ranked team in the NCAA Division III, fifth with 180.

Rounding out the top-10 squads in the 25-team meet were sixth-place Hillsdale College (Mich.) with 245 points, seventh-place Ohio University with 250, eighth-place UW-Stevens Point with 266, ninth-place Gonzaga University (Wash.) with 271 and 10th-place Anderson University (Ind.) with 274.

Kaul took individual honors by completing the five-mile course in a time of 24:28. He finished third a year ago with a time of 24:44. Tim Finnegan of Calvin College finished second in the 2006 race with a time of 24:43 and Andrew Coates of The University of Windsor third with a performance of 24:45.

In addition to Kaul, UW-Oshkosh also received scoring from Brian Kelley's (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 18th-place time of 25:34, Andrew McGuire's (So. • Wisconsin Rapids) 24th-place time of 25:37, Geoff Gundlach's (Jr. • Middleton) 26th-place time of 25:39 and Ryan Richardson's (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 34th-place time of 25:45. Last year, Richardson finished 51st and McGuire 62nd.

Other UW-Oshkosh individual results had Derrick Fameree (So. • Algoma) finish 56th in 26:05, Brandon Lesky (Sr. • Cudahy) 78th in 26:19, Jesse Sanchez (Jr. • Lake Geneva) 121st in 26:51 and Nate Boehlke (Sr. • Sugar Camp) 137th in 27:00 A total of 205 runners finished the race.

Titans Rank Second At Calvin College Invitational

UW-Oshkosh owned five of the top 16 individual finishers and placed second at the Calvin College Men's Cross Country Invitational held Saturday (Sept. 16) in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Calvin College scored 18 points to dominate the nine-team meet, while UW-Oshkosh finished second with 62 points, Aquinas College (Mich.) third with 74, Ohio Northern University fourth with 139 and Hope College (Mich.) fifth with 174.

UW-Oshkosh's Brian Kelley (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) finished seventh in the 8,000-meter race with a time of 25:42, while Andrew McGuire (So. • Wisconsin Rapids) placed 12th in 25:55. The Titans also had Ryan Richardson (Sr. • Winnebago, Ill.) grade 13th in 25:57, Derrick Fameree (So. • Algoma) 14th in 26:07 and Nate Boehlke (Sr. • Sugar Camp) 16th in 26:11.

Calvin College swept the top two individual listings as Timothy Finnegan placed first in 24:58 and Jed Christiansen second in 25:07. A total of 140 runners finished the race.

UW-Oshkosh's individual results also featured Geoff Gundlach (Jr. • Middleton) finishing 18th in 26:12, Jesse Sanchez (Jr. • Lake Geneva) 29th in 26:31, Brandon Lesky (Sr. • Cudahy) 35th in 26:38, Joshua Hoff (Fr. • Boyceville) 39th in 26:47, Jon Simon (Jr. • Milwaukee) 49th in 27:02, Ben Wizner (Fr. • Onalaska) 62nd in 27:24, Willy Kaul (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) 66th in 27:30, Harrison Fegley (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) 78th in 27:45 and Mike Manders (Fr. • Ashwaubenon) 84th in 27:54.

Other UW-Oshkosh results had Kyle Peterson (Jr. • Neenah) place 89th in 28:03, Nick Sydow (So, • Marshfield) 91st in 28:04, Alan Smith (So. • Rhinelander) 98th in 28:14, Grant O'Connell (Fr. • Appleton) 99th in 28:16, Jacob Haury (Fr. • Milwaukee) 100th in 28:17, Patrick O'Brien (Jr. • Marinette) 119th in 29:20, Jeff Baudry (Fr. • Oakfield) 129th in 29:48, Tyler Wundrow (Fr. • Little Chute) 134th in 30:27 and Pat Darrough (Fr. • Mundelein, Ill.) 137th in 30:58.

Titans Finish Fourth In Season Opener

The UW-Oshkosh men's cross country team rested its top-11 runners and still managed to open its 2006 season with a fourth-place finish at the Carroll College Invitational held Saturday (Sept. 9) in Waukesha.

NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin captured first place in the 12-team meet with 17 points, while Monmouth College (Ill.) finished second with 76, St. Norbert College third with 89, UW-Oshkosh fourth with 98 and Milwaukee School of Engineering fifth with 129.

The top 10 teams were completed by the 130 points of sixth-place Ripon College, 176 of seventh-place Illinois Institute of Technology, 225 of eighth-place Concordia University, 255 of ninth-place Lawrence University and 283 of 10th-place Carroll College.

Jon Simon (Jr. • Milwaukee) posted a 10th-place time of 26:54 to lead UW-Oshkosh in the 8,000-meter race. The Titans also received team scoring from Joshua Hoff's (Fr. • Boyceville) 15th-place time of 27:30, Nick Sydow's (So. • Marshfield) 20th-place time of 27:44, Jacob Haury's (Fr. • Milwaukee) 24th-place time of 28:04 and Mike Manders' (Fr. • Ashwaubenon) 29th-place time of 28:15. University of Wisconsin's Brandon Bethke took first place with a time of 25:50.

In addition to its scorers, UW-Oshkosh had Harrison Fegley (Jr. • Menomonee Falls) finish 31st in 28:19, Ben Wizner (Fr. • Onalaska) 32nd in 28:19, Kyle Peterson (Jr. • Neenah) 37th in 28:49, Alan Smith (So. • Rhinelander) 39th in 28:50, Patrick O'Brien (Jr. • Marinette) 54th in 29:32, Jeff Baudry (Fr. • Oakfield) 57th in 29:44, Grant O'Connell (Fr. • Appleton) 69th in 30:16 and Pat Darrough (Fr. • Mundelein, Ill.) 96th in 31:47. A total of 136 runners finished the race.