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2008 UW-Oshkosh Men's Cross Country News

UW-Oshkosh Wins Program Of The Year Award

The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has announced UW-Oshkosh as its first winner of the NCAA Division III Al Carius Men’s Program of the Year Award.

UW-Oshkosh earned the top prize after winning a pair of NCAA Division III track and field titles and placing ninth nationally in cross country.

The Titans won their first national indoor track and field title on March 14, tying Program of the Year runner-up UW-La Crosse, and then captured their first national outdoor track and field title on May 23. UW-Oshkosh also placed ninth at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship on Nov. 22 to finish with a final Program of the Year score of 11.5 points.

UW-La Crosse was just behind UW-Oshkosh in the standings with 12.5 points. UW-Stevens Point finished third in the competition with 38.5 points, while Whitworth University (Wash.) ranked fourth with 40.5 and North Central College (Ill.) fifth with 41.

The Al Carius Program of the Year Award is presented to the most outstanding NCAA Division III men’s cross country and track and field program. The award, named after North Central College's legendary coach, honors the institution that achieved the most success while competing at national meets in the sports of cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field.

In order to be eligible for the award, teams must qualify for each of the three NCAA Division III championship meets. Scoring is based on each team’s finish, with one point going to first place. The lowest combined score for all three championships determine the award winner.

Wartburg College (Iowa) was the winner of the Deb Vercauteren Women's Program of the Year Award.

Kaul Guides Titans To Ninth-Place Finish At NCAA Championship

Led by Willy Kaul's (Sr. • Menomonee Falls) second top-four finish in three years, the UW-Oshkosh men's cross country team placed ninth at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship held Saturday (Nov. 22) at Hanover College's L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex in Hanover, Ind.

State University of New York-Cortland, the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, scored 80 points to win its first national title. The Red Dragons, who owned three of the meet's top 15 runners, finished third at last year's meet held in Northfield, Minn.

Second-ranked North Central College (Ill.) finished second in this year's 32-team meet with 115 points, while sixth-ranked Williams College (Mass.) placed third with 129, fifth-ranked UW-Stevens Point fourth with 201 and fourth-ranked Calvin College (Mich.) fifth with 239.

Rounding out the top 10 teams were third-ranked UW-La Crosse with 245 points, 18th-ranked Trinity College (Conn.) with 278 points, 10th-ranked State University of New York-Geneseo with 306, ninth-ranked UW-Oshkosh with 309 and 11th-ranked Allegheny College (Pa) 10th with 328.

Kaul earned his second All-America award by finishing second in the 8,000-meter race with a time of 24:32. In 2006, he placed fourth with a rain-soaked time of 26:50 at the NCAA Division III Championship held in West Chester, Ohio. Kaul missed the 2007 season due to an injury.

Peter Kosgei of Hamilton College (N.Y.), who finished second in last year's race, captured this year's individual title with a time of 24:22. Brian Chenoweth of Wartburg College (Iowa) placed third with a time of 24:34, while Brandon Mull of Wheaton College (Ill.) finished fourth in 24:36 and Jesse Schneider of New York University fifth in 24:37.

UW-Oshkosh's team scoring included Kaul and Andrew McGuire's (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids) 52nd-place time of 25:14, Nate Stymiest's (Fr. • Oconto Falls) 59th-place time of 25:18, Josh Hoff's (Jr. • Boyceville) 146th-place time of 25:51 and Sean Kutz's (Fr. • Grantsburg) 178th-place time of 26:02.

The Titans also had Mike Jarchow finish (Fr. • Oshkosh) 203rd with a time of 26:13 and Derrick Fameree (Sr. • Algoma) 216th in 26:20. A total of 278 runners finished the race.

UW-Oshkosh's 19 appearances at the NCAA Division III Championship have featured 14 top 10 finishes. The listings include first-place finishes in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2002 and third-place finishes in 1987, 1991 and 2000.

Titans Finish Fourth At NCAA Midwest Regional

The NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship will include UW-Oshkosh for the 19th time in 24 years following the Titans' fourth-place finish at the Midwest Regional held Saturday (Nov. 15) at the Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill.

North Central College (Ill.), ranked second in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, captured the team title with 51 points. The Cardinals placed third at the meet a year ago.

Sixth-ranked and defending Midwest Regional champion UW-La Crosse finished second in the 39-team meet with 64 points, while third-ranked UW-Stevens Point placed third with 83, fifth-ranked UW-Oshkosh fourth with 134 and 17th-ranked Augustana College (Ill.) fifth with 182. The Titans were a 10th-place finisher at last year's event.

Completing the list of top 10 teams were sixth-place UW-Eau Claire with 200 points, seventh-place Wheaton College (Ill.) with 228, eighth-place UW-Platteville with 274, ninth-place University of Chicago (Ill.) with 291 and 10th-place Washington University (Mo.) with 292.

The Midwest Regional will send five teams to the NCAA Division III Championship on Nov. 22 in Hanover, Ind., as North Central College and UW-La Crosse earned automatic bids while UW-Stevens Point, UW-Oshkosh and Augustana College received at-large invitations.

UW-Oshkosh had all five of its scorers finish in the top 46 places at the Midwest Regional, including Willy Kaul (Sr. • Menomonee Falls) who ranked second in the 8,000-meter race with a time of 24:38. Kaul also placed second at the meet in 2006.

Other scorers for the Titans were Andrew McGuire (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids), Derrick Fameree (Sr. • Algoma), Nate Stymiest (Fr. • Oconto Falls) and Josh Hoff (Jr. • Boyceville). McGuire finished 12th with a time of 25:10, while Fameree placed 32nd in 25:35, Stymiest 42nd in 25:50 and Hoff 46th in 25:57.

Brandon Mull of Wheaton College took the individual title with a time of 24:33, while Paul Moran of UW-La Crosse finished second in 24:50, Michael Spain of North Central College fourth in 24:54 and Dom Meyer of UW-Stevens Point fifth in 25:00.

UW-Oshkosh had two other competitors at the Midwest Regional, Mike Jarchow (Fr. • Oshkosh), who finished 50th with a time of 26:03, and Sean Kutz (Fr. • Grantsburg), who placed 59th in 26:11. A total of 280 runners finished the race.

Individuals receiving an at-large entry to the NCAA Division III Championship were Mull of Wheaton College, seventh-place finisher Brian Wurtz of Wheaton College, 11th-place finisher Pat Austin of Elmhurst College (Ill.), 14th-place finisher Dominic Maio of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, 19th-place finisher Christopher Wirtz of UW-Eau Claire, 21st-place finisher Mathias Werve of UW-Whitewater and 24th-place finisher Zach Shiels of Wisconsin Lutheran College.

UW-Oshkosh's previous 18 appearances at the NCAA Division III Championship include a first-place finish in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2002 and a third-place finish in 1987, 1991 and 2000.

Kaul First, Titans Second At WIAC Championship

Willy Kaul (Sr. • Menomonee Falls) ran away with the individual title by 22 seconds to guide UW-Oshkosh to a second-place finish at the WIAC Men's Cross Country Championship held Saturday (Nov. 1) at the Wisconsin River Golf Club in Stevens Point.

Kaul, who finished second at the meet in 2006 and 13th in 2004, completed this year's 8,000-meter course in a time of 24:15. He joins former UW-Oshkosh runners Andy Esten (1995), Dave Lambert (1991), Dan Muinde (1962) and Scott Steuernagel (1989 & 1990) as WIAC individual champions.

UW-Oshkosh had two other runners finish in the top seven as Nate Stymiest (Fr. • Oconto Falls) placed fifth with a time of 24:55 and Andrew McGuire (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids) seventh in 24:58. McGuire also finished seventh at the meet in 2007 and 10th in 2006.

UW-Stevens Point owned three top-six finishers as Cory Towle placed second with a time of 24:37, Dom Meyer third in 24:42 and Phil Richert sixth in 24:58. Connor Lonning of UW-La Crosse finished fourth with a time of 24:48, while Phillippi Jason of UW-River Falls placed eighth in 25:00, Dan Machmueller of UW-Whitewater ninth in 25:02 and Jules Miller of UW-Eau Claire 10th in 25:03.

UW-Stevens Point scored 52 points to capture its first WIAC championship since 1997 and fourth overall. The Pointers also claimed league titles in 1981 and 1996.

UW-Oshkosh finished second in the team standings with 55 points, while four-time defending champion UW-La Crosse placed third with 62. The Titans have now finished first or second at the WIAC Championship 17 times in the past 24 years. UW-Oshkosh was a fifth-place finisher a year ago.

Rounding out the team listings were fourth-place UW-Eau Claire with 117 points, fifth-place UW-Whitewater with 127, sixth-place UW-River Falls with 172, seventh-place UW-Platteville with 174, eighth-place UW-Stout with 180 and ninth-place UW-Superior with 295.

UW-Oshkosh also received team scoring from Josh Hoff's (Jr. • Boyceville) 20th-place time of 25:29 and Derrick Fameree's (Sr. • Algoma) 22nd-place time of 25:30.

The Titans also had Mike Jarchow (Fr. • Oshkosh) finish 29th with a time of 25:46, Adam Zamzow (Sr. • Green Bay) 34th in 25:51, Sean Kutz (Fr. • Grantsburg) 35th in 25:52, Jake Keehan (So. • Green Bay) 36th in 25:54, Dusty Dorshorst (Jr. • Poynette) 37th in 25:55, Ben Wizner (Jr. • Onalaska) 58th in 26:28 and Justin Darrow (Jr. • Sobieski) 70th in 26:50. A total of 98 runners finished the race.

UW-Stevens Point head coach Rick Witt was voted the WIAC's Coach of the Year, while UW-Eau Claire’s Kevin Hall received the WIAC's Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete Award.

Named to the WIAC's All-Sportsmanship Team were UW-Eau Claire’s Ben Pearson, UW-La Crosse’s Logan O’Grady, UW-Oshkosh’s McGuire, UW-Platteville’s Greg Alleman, UW-River Falls’ Chad Ernst, UW-Stevens Point’s Towle, UW-Stout’s Matt Kennedy, UW-Superior’s Ed Hirsch and UW-Whitewater’s Jon Fink. The team was selected for individuals that displayed exemplary sportsmanship throughout the season. It included one member from each school as selected by that school.

UW-La Crosse entered the meet ranked third in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, UW-Stevens Point fourth, UW-Oshkosh ninth and UW-Platteville 21st.

UW-Oshkosh returns to action on Nov. 15 at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional in Rock Island, Ill.

Titans To Run At WIAC Championship

The Wisconsin River Golf Club in Stevens Point will be the site as UW-Stevens Point hosts the 48th Annual WIAC Men's Cross Country Championship on Saturday (Nov. 1).

UW-La Crosse has won four consecutive WIAC titles and claimed a league-high 29 championships in program history. The Eagles captured last year’s meet with 40 points, while UW-Stevens Point and UW-Platteville tied for second with 65 and UW-Whitewater placed fourth with 139. The Pointers are expected to challenge the Eagles for this year’s crown, having last won the title in 1997.

Four teams are ranked among the finest in the NCAA Division III based on the Oct. 22 rankings conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. UW-La Crosse ranks third to lead all WIAC mentions, while UW-Stevens Point lists fourth, UW-Oshkosh ninth and UW-Platteville 21st.

UW-Oshkosh senior Willy Kaul (Menomonee Falls) and UW-La Crosse junior Paul Moran lead the individual hopefuls seeking their initial first-place medal. Kaul placed second during the 2006 championship and 13th in 2004, while Moran took ninth a year ago after finishing eighth in 2006.

UW-Stevens Point owns an outstanding pair of seniors in Dominick Meyer and Cory Towle. Meyer finished 11th last season, 13th in 2006 and 14th in 2005, while Towle was fifth a year ago.

Other runners expected to finish in the top 10 in this year’s 8,000-meter race are UW-La Crosse junior Connor Lonning, UW-Oshkosh senior Andrew McGuire (Wisconsin Rapids), UW-Platteville sophomore Nate Petesch and UW-Superior junior Jason Lindelof. Lonning took fourth a year ago and 12th in 2006, while McGuire was seventh in 2007 and 10th in 2006. Lindelof placed sixth last season.

UW-Eau Claire’s top performer during the 2008 season has been senior Jules Miller, while UW-River Falls has received solid showings from junior Chad Ernst. UW-Stout junior Nate Carey has led his squad most of the year and UW-Whitewater sophomore Dan Machmueller holds top times for his troop.

The top seven runners at this year’s spectacle earn All-WIAC first team honors, while runners placing eighth through 14th will receive All-WIAC second team status. Individuals finishing 15th through 20th will claim honorable mention recognition.

All nine WIAC teams will return to action on Nov. 15 at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional in Rock Island, Ill. The NCAA Division III Championship is scheduled for Nov. 22 in Hanover, Ind.

Zamzow Paces Titans At UW-Oshkosh Open

Adam Zamzow (Sr. • Green Bay) finished third among 57 runners to lead UW-Oshkosh in a non-scoring meet that the Titans hosted on Friday (Oct. 24) at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne.

The regular season finale included participants from UW-Oshkosh, NCAA Division II UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater.

Zamzow paced UW-Oshkosh by completing the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:52. Zach Burns of the Wisconsin Track Club won the race with a time of 25:12, while Mark Mitchell of UW-Stevens Point finished second in 25:34. David Wheeler, running unattached, finished fourth with a time of 25:54 and Cory Bauman of UW-Stevens Point fifth in 26:03.

In addition to Zamzow, UW-Oshkosh had Derrick Fameree (Sr. • Algoma) finish ninth with a time of 26:25, Jared Morris (Fr. • Wausau) 17th in 26:52, William Koepp (So. • Lake Nebagamon) 26th in 27:07, Trenton Tedrick (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 27th in 27:10, Jeff Baudry (Jr. • Oakfield) 31st in 27:15, Brian Peterson (Fr. • Toluca, Ill.) 32nd in 27:25, Bobby Gibson (So. • Kewaskum) 41st in 27:53, Nick Newcomer (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 46th in 28:13 and Jerrod Berget (Fr. • New Richmond) 54th in 29:48.

UW-Oshkosh, ranked ninth in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, competed in the meet with only 10 of its 23 available runners. The Titans' top runners rested in preparation of next Saturday's (Nov. 1) WIAC Championship in Stevens Point.

Kaul Tabbed WIAC Runner Of The Week

For the third time in his career, UW-Oshkosh's Willy Kaul (Sr. • Menomonee Falls) has been named the WIAC's Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week.

Kaul, recognized for his performance in events held Oct. 13-19, outran 493 competitors to capture the individual title at the UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational held Oct. 18 at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne.

Kaul won the 8,000-meter race with a school-record time of 23:59. Jed Christiansen of Calvin College (Mich.) finished second with a time of 24:12 and Brandon Mull of Wheaton College (Ill.) third in 24:16. Mull placed 10th and Christiansen 33rd at last year's NCAA Division III Championship. Kaul missed last season due to an injury, but was a fourth-place finisher at the 2006 NCAA Division III Championship.

North Central College (Ill.), ranked second in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, claimed the team title with 68 points.

Fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point finished second in the 32-team meet with 73 points, while fifth-ranked Calvin College placed third with 104, 19th-ranked UW-Oshkosh fourth with 158 and 14th-ranked Augustana College (Ill.) fifth with 183.

Kaul First, Titans Fourth At Brooks Invitational

Willy Kaul (Sr. • Menomonee Falls) outran 493 competitors to capture the individual title and lead UW-Oshkosh to a fourth-place finish in its own men's cross country invitational held Saturday (Oct. 18) at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne.

Kaul won the 8,000-meter race of the UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational with a school-record time of 23:59. His run was 13 seconds faster than the second-place time of 24:12 posted by Jed Christiansen of Calvin College (Mich.).

Brandon Mull of Wheaton College (Ill.) finished third with a time of 24:16, Dan Greeno of Bethel University (Minn.) fourth in 24:21 and Dom Meyer of UW-Stevens Point fifth in 24:27. Mull placed 10th, Greeno 22nd, Meyer 25th and Christiansen 33rd at last year's NCAA Division III Championship. Kaul missed last season due to an injury, but was a fourth-place finisher at the 2006 NCAA Division III Championship.

North Central College (Ill.), ranked second in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, claimed the team title with 68 points. The Cardinals won the meet by having five of the top 24 individual finishers.

Fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point finished second in the 32-team meet with 73 points, while fifth-ranked Calvin College placed third with 104, 19th-ranked UW-Oshkosh fourth with 158 and 14th-ranked Augustana College (Ill.) fifth with 183.

Rounding out the top 10 teams were eighth-ranked and sixth-place Haverford College (Pa.) with 196 points, seventh-place Wheaton College with 248, eighth-place University of Chicago (Ill.) with 280, 31st-ranked and ninth-place Grinnell College (Iowa) with 283 and 10th-place Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) with 306.

In addition to Kaul, UW-Oshkosh's team-scoring also featured Andrew McGuire's (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids) sixth-place time of 24:29, Nate Stymiest's (Fr. • Oconto Falls) 36th-place time of 25:10, Mike Jarchow's (Fr. • Oshkosh) 57th-place time of 25:26, Josh Hoff's (Jr. • Boyceville) 78th-place time of 25:37 and Jake Keehan's (So. • Green Bay) 98th-place time of 25:51. McGuire was a 12th-place finisher at last year's UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational.

UW-Oshkosh also had Dusty Dorshorst (Jr. • Poynette) finish 108th with a time of 25:54, Ben Wizner (Jr. • Onalaska) 113rd in 25:56, Sean Kutz (Fr. • Grantsburg) 120th in 25:58, Justin Darrow (Jr. • Sobieski) 134th in 26:06, Andrew Vos (So. • Fort Atkinson) 177th in 26:29, Bobby Gibson (So. • Kewaskum) 209th in 26:44, William Koepp (So. • Lake Nebagamon) 221st in 26:48, Adam Zamzow (Sr. • Green Bay) 224th in 26:48, Nick Newcomer (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 246th in 27:01 and Derrick Fameree (Sr. • Algoma) 249th in 27:03.

Other Titans submitting results were Grant O'Connell (So. • Appleton), Brian Peterson (Fr. • Toluca, Ill.), Trenton Tedrick (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.), Jared Morris (Fr. • Wausau), Jeff Baudry (Jr. • Oakfield) and Jerrod Berget (Fr. • New Richmond). O'Connell placed 215st with a time of 27:04, while Peterson finished 263rd in 27:10, Tedrick 277th in 27:15, Morris 329th in 27:42, Baudry 336th in 27:46 and Berget 418th in 29:04.

Saturday's meet set a record for being the largest cross country event ever hosted by UW-Oshkosh.

UW-Oshkosh To Host Largest Cross Country Meet In School History

Nearly 900 runners from over 35 different colleges and universities will descend upon Winneconne's Lake Breeze Golf Course on Saturday (Oct. 18) as UW-Oshkosh hosts its largest cross country event in school history.

The men will lead off the UW-Oshkosh's Brooks Invitational with an 8,000-meter run at 10:30 a.m. The women will follow the men with a 6,000-meter race at 11:15 a.m.

North Central College (Ill.), ranked second in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, heads the list of contenders for the men's team title. Expected to battle the Cardinals for the top prize are fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point, fifth-ranked Calvin College (Mich.), eighth-ranked Haverford College (Pa.), 14th-ranked Augustana College (Ill.), 19th-ranked UW-Oshkosh and 31st-ranked Grinnell College (Iowa).

Projected to compete for the men's individual title are Jed Christiansen of Calvin College, Dan Greeno of Bethel University (Minn.), Willy Kaul and Andrew McGuire of UW-Oshkosh, Dom Meyer of UW-Stevens Point and Brandon Mull of Wheaton College (Ill.). Mull placed 10th, Greeno 22nd and Meyer 25th at last year's NCAA Division III Championship.

Eventual NCAA Division III champion New York University won the men's division of last year's UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational with 68 points. Haverford College finished second with 71 points and North Central College third with 90. UW-Oshkosh placed seventh in the 22-team meet with 213 points.

The women's division features five nationally-ranked NCAA Division III teams, including top-ranked Calvin College. The Knights are expected to receive their stiffest competition from 10th-ranked UW-Oshkosh, 26th-ranked Washington University (Mo.), 31st-ranked Bethel University and 35th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University. Also projected to finish near the top are a pair of nationally-ranked NCAA Division II teams, 16th-ranked University of Minnesota-Duluth and 20th-ranked UW-Parkside.

Favored to be the top contestants for the women's individual title are Marie Borner of Bethel University, Becca Jordahl of UW-River Falls, Ayla Mitchell of UW-Oshkosh and Morgan Place of the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Jordahl finished fourth, Mitchell 13th and Borner 17th at last year's NCAA Division III Championship.

Washington University captured the women's division of last year's UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational with 53 points. Haverford College placed second in the 16-team meet with 118 points and UW-Oshkosh finished third with 129.

Titans Rank Second At Ripon College Invitational

UW-Oshkosh owned two of the top seven runners and finished second at the Ripon College Men's Cross Country Invitational on Saturday (Oct. 11) in Ripon.

UW-Stevens Point, ranked fourth in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, scored 28 points to win the six-team meet. 20th-ranked UW-Oshkosh finished second in the team standings with 51 points, Ripon College third with 103 and Carroll University fourth with 114.

The individual title went to Ben Garbe of the Wisconsin Track Club. Garbe completed the 8,000-meter course in a time of 26:35. Adam Steinke of UW-Stevens Point finished second with a time of 26:43, Jason Smith of Ripon College third in 26:48 and Sean Hasenstein of UW-Stevens Point fourth in 26:52.

UW-Oshkosh, which was competing without several of its top runners, was led by Jake Keehan (So. • Green Bay) and William Koepp (So. • Lake Nebagamon). Keehan finished sixth and Koepp seventh with times of 27:03.

Other scorers for the Titans were Derrick Fameree (Sr. • Algoma), Dusty Dorshorst (Jr. • Poynette) and Mike Jarchow (Fr. • Oshkosh). Fameree finished 10th with a time of 27:12, while Dorshorst placed 14th in 27:20 and Jarchow 16th in 27:27.

UW-Oshkosh also had Ben Wizner (Jr. • Onalaska) finish 21st with a time of 27:45, Brian Peterson (Fr. • Toluca, Ill.) 23rd in 27:51, Jared Morris (Fr. • Wausau) 26th in 28:18, Sean Kutz (Fr. • Grantsburg) 28th in 28:37, Adam Zamzow (Sr. • Green Bay) 30th in 28:42, Jeff Baudry (Jr. • Oakfield) 31st in 28:43 and Nick Newcomer (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 33rd in 28:58.

Rounding out the UW-Oshkosh's list of performers were Grant O'Connell (So. • Appleton), Justin Darrow (Jr. • Sobieski), Trenton Tedrick (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.), Bobby Gibson (So. • Kewaskum), Phil Devine (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) and Jerrod Berget (Fr. • New Richmond). O'Connell finished 38th with a time of 29:06, while Darrow placed 43rd in 29:47, Tedrick 45th in 30:03, Gibson 51st in 30:27, Devine 63rd in 32:56 and Berget 65th in 33:31. A total of 72 runners finished the race.

UW-Oshkosh's full squad will be in action next Saturday (Oct. 18) when the Titans host the Brooks Invitational at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne.

McGuire Named WIAC Runner Of The Week

The WIAC has named UW-Oshkosh's Andrew McGuire (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids) as its Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for events held Sept. 29-Oct. 5.

McGuire was the fifth-place runner as UW-Oshkosh finished 11th in the Gold Division of the Notre Dame Invitational held Oct. 3 in South Bend, Ind.

McGuire completed the five-mile course in a time of 25:04 to pace UW-Oshkosh. Dave Weston of The University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) won the race with a time of 24:50, while Zack Jones of NCAA Division II Oakland University (Mich.) finished second in 24:54. A total of 193 runners finished the race.

North Central College (Ill.), ranked seventh in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, captured the team title with 93 points. Grand Valley State University (Mich.), ranked 10th in the NCAA Division II, finished second among the 23 teams with 104 points. UW-Oshkosh, ranked eighth in the NCAA Division III, scored 308 points.

McGuire also received the WIAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week Award for events held Sept. 15-21.

Titans Finish 10th At Blugold Open

Competing without eight of its team members who ran at the renowned Notre Dame Invitational earlier in the day, UW-Oshkosh still managed to place 10th at the Blugold Men's Cross Country Open held Friday (Oct. 3) in Colfax.

The University of St. Thomas (Minn.) scored 75 points to win the 19-team meet. St. Olaf College (Minn.) finished second with 78 points, while host UW-Eau Claire placed third with 85, St. John's University (Minn.) fourth with 132 and NCAA Division II UW-Parkside fifth with 179. UW-Oshkosh, ranked eighth in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, placed 10th in the team standings with 237 points.

UW-Oshkosh's top runners in the 8,000-meter race were Mike Jarchow (Fr. • Oshkosh) and Dusty Dorshorst (Jr. • Poynette). Jarchow finished 37th with a time of 26:28 and Dorshorst 38th in 26:30.

The Titans also received scoring from Justin Darrow's (Jr. • Sobieski) 57th-place time of 26:45, Sean Kutz's (Fr. • Grantsburg) 71st-place time of 26:53 and William Koepp's (So. • Lake Nebagamon) 72nd-place time of 26:54.

Dobuol Ruon of St. Olaf College captured the individual title with a time of 24:51. Cory Hayden and Paul Zdroik both ran unattached and finished second and third with times of 24:59 and 25:06, respectively.

Other UW-Oshkosh results had Jared Morris (Fr. • Wausau) finish 76th in 26:55, Bobby Gibson (So. • Kewaskum) 78th in 26:57, Adam Zamzow (Sr. • Green Bay) 86th in 27:04, Trenton Tedrick (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 123rd in 27:37, Brian Peterson (Fr. • Toluca, Ill.) 141st in 27:55, Nick Newcomer (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 187th in 28:35, Grant O'Connell (So. • Appleton) 204th in 28:48, Jeff Baudry (Jr. • Oakfield) 212th in 28:57, Jerrod Berget (Fr. • New Richmond) 245th in 29:04 and Phil Devine (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 221st in 29:14. A total of 295 runners completed the race.

Titans Place 11th At Notre Dame Invitational

UW-Oshkosh finished 11th out of 23 teams at the prestigious Notre Dame Men's Cross Country Invitational held Friday (Oct. 3) in South Bend, Ind.

North Central College (Ill.), ranked seventh in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, won the Gold Division title of the 53rd annual event with 93 points. Grand Valley State University (Mich.), ranked 10th in the NCAA Division II, finished second among the 23 teams with 104 points.

A pair of nationally-ranked NCAA Division III teams followed Grand Valley State University as fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point finished third with 125 points and second-ranked Calvin College (Mich.) fourth with 149. The University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) placed fifth with 159 points.

UW-Oshkosh, ranked eighth in the NCAA Division III, finished 11th with 308 points. The Titans placed 15th in last year's meet with 440 points.

Andrew McGuire (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids) completed the five-mile course in a fifth-place time of 25:04 to pace UW-Oshkosh. Dave Weston of The University of Windsor won the race with a time of 24:50, while Zack Jones of NCAA Division II Oakland University (Mich.) finished second in 24:54. Sammy Kiprotich of NCAA Division III Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) placed third with a time of 24:59 and Jed Christiansen of Calvin College fourth in 25:00.

Also contributing to UW-Oshkosh's team score were Josh Hoff (Jr. • Boyceville), Nate Stymiest (Fr. • Oconto Falls), Willy Kaul (Sr. • Menomonee Falls) and Jake Keehan (So. • Green Bay). Hoff finished 33rd with a time of 25:44, while Stymiest placed 58th in 26:13, Kaul 112th in 26:56 and Keehan 120th in 27:01.

Other UW-Oshkosh competitors at the meet were Andrew Vos (So. • Fort Atkinson), Ben Wizner (Jr. • Onalaska) and Derrick Fameree (Sr. • Algoma). Vos finished 133rd with a time of 27:15, while Wizner placed 136th in 27:18 and Fameree 172nd in 28:27. A total of 193 runners finished the race.

McGuire Named WIAC Runner Of The Week

The WIAC has named UW-Oshkosh's Andrew McGuire (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids) as its Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for events held Sept. 15-21.

McGuire took second in the individual competition to lead UW-Oshkosh to a second-place finish at the Calvin College Invitational held Sept. 20 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

McGuire completed the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:25. Jed Christiansen of Calvin College finished first in the race of 187 competitors with a time of 25:10.

Calvin College, ranked second in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, won the 11-team meet with 24 points.

12th-ranked UW-Oshkosh finished second in the team standings with 90 points, while ninth-ranked Ohio Northern University placed third with 97, 16th-ranked Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) fourth with 98 and eighth-ranked NAIA Aquinas College (Mich.) fifth with 99.

Titans Finish Second At Calvin College Invitational

Andrew McGuire (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids) took second place in the individual competition to lead the UW-Oshkosh men's cross country team to a second-place finish at the Calvin College Invitational held Saturday (Sept. 20) in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Host Calvin College won the 11-team meet with 24 points. The Knights, ranked second in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, coasted to the team title by placing all five of their scorers in the top eight individual finishes.

12th-ranked UW-Oshkosh finished second in the team standings with 90 points, while ninth-ranked Ohio Northern University placed third with 97, 16th-ranked Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) fourth with 98 and eighth-ranked NAIA Aquinas College (Mich.) fifth with 99.

Jed Christiansen of Calvin College won the 8,000-meter race with a time of 25:10, while McGuire finished second in 25:26. Calvin College took two of the next three positions as Nate De Haan finished third in 25:28 and Erik Van Kampen fifth in 25:38. Makorobondo Salukombo of Denison University (Ohio) placed fourth with a time of 25:35.

In addition to McGuire, other top 40 runners for UW-Oshkosh were Willy Kaul (Sr. • Menomonee Falls), Josh Hoff (Jr. • Boyceville), Nate Stymiest (Fr. • Oconto Falls), Jake Keehan (So. • Green Bay) and Andrew Vos (So. • Fort Atkinson). Kaul finished 11th with a time of 25:58, while Hoff placed 20th in 26:10, Stymiest 23rd in 26:18, Keehan 36th in 26:41 and Vos 40th in 26:49.

The Titans also had Derrick Fameree (Sr. • Algoma) finish 44th in 26:55, Ben Wizner (Jr. • Onalaska) 45th in 26:56, William Koepp (So. • Lake Nebagamon) 51st in 27:07, Justin Darrow (Jr. • Sobieski) 54th in 27:12, Dusty Dorshorst (Jr. • Poynette) 56th in 27:13, Bobby Gibson (So. • Kewaskum) 60th in 27:15, Mike Jarchow (Fr. • Oshkosh) 69th in 27:26 and Adam Zamzow (Sr. • Green Bay) 72nd in 27:31.

Other UW-Oshkosh results had Trenton Tedrick (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) place 80th in 27:43, Nick Newcomer (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 110th in 28:25, Jeff Baudry (Jr. • Oakfield) 117th in 28:38, Sean Kutz (Fr. • Grantsburg) 133rd in 28:58, Grant O'Connell (So. • Appleton) 135th in 29:00, Brian Peterson (Fr. • Toluca, Ill.) 144th in 29:18, Phil Devine (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 163rd in 30:13 and Jerrod Berget (Fr. • New Richmond) 166th in 30:37. A total of 187 runners finished the race.

Titans Run To Season-Opening Victory

UW-Oshkosh placed all five of its scorers in the top seven individual finishes and coasted to the team title at the Carroll University Men's Cross Country Invitational held Saturday (Sept. 6) in Waukesha. The meet kicked off the 2008 season for the Titans, ranked 13th in the NCAA Division III by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

UW-Oshkosh won the seven-team meet with 32 points, while the Milwaukee School of Engineering finished second with 77. Illinois Institute of Technology placed third with 78 points, Ripon College fourth with 81 and Carroll University fifth with 91.

UW-Oshkosh's scorers were separated by just 50 seconds as Nate Stymiest (Fr. • Oconto Falls) led the way over the 8,000-meter course with a third-place time of 27:02. The Titans also had Jake Keehan (So. • Green Bay) finish fifth in 27:12, Derrick Fameree (Sr. • Algoma) sixth in 27:18, Mike Jarchow (Fr. • Oshkosh) seventh in 27:24 and Jeff Baudry (Jr. • Oakfield) 11th in 27:51.

In addition to its scorers, UW-Oshkosh had William Koepp (So. • Lake Nebagamon) finish 12th in 27:57, Grant O'Connell (So. • Appleton) 13th in 28:02, Bobby Gibson (So. • Kewaskum) 15th in 28:08, Justin Darrow (Jr. • Sobieski) 19th in 28:16, Jared Morris (Fr. • Wausau) 21st in 28:25, Dusty Dorshorst (Jr. • Poynette) 23rd in 28:26 and Nick Newcomer (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 24th in 28:30.

Other UW-Oshkosh results had Brian Peterson (Fr. • Toluca, Ill.) place 26th in 28:48, Adam Zamzow (Sr. • Green Bay) 29th in 29:02, Trenton Tedrick (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 32nd in 29:23, Phil Devine (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 60th in 31:51 and Jerrod Berget (Fr. • New Richmond) 61st in 31:51. A total of 88 runners completed the race.

Titans Ranked 13th In Preseason Poll

The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced that UW-Oshkosh was ranked 13th in its preseason poll of NCAA Division III men’s cross country teams.

UW-Oshkosh earned 182 points in the top-35 poll after finishing 10th at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional and fifth at the WIAC Championship a year ago.

State University of New York-Cortland received all eight first-place votes to take the top billing in the poll with 280 points. Calvin College (Mich.) ranked second with 269 points, while UW-La Crosse listed third with 266, UW-Stevens Point fourth with 256 and Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) fifth with 246. Defending NCAA Division III champion New York University ranked 26th with 78 points.

In addition to the mentions of UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Oshkosh, the WIAC had UW-Eau Claire rank 34th with 13 points.

UW-Oshkosh welcomes back six of its top seven runners and nine lettermen overall from last year’s team. Top returnees for the Titans are Josh Hoff (Jr. • Boyceville), William Koepp (So. • Lake Nebagamon), Andrew McGuire (Sr. • Wisconsin Rapids), Nick Sydow (Sr. • Marshfield), Andrew Vos (So. • Fort Atkinson) and Ben Wizner (Jr. • Onalaska). McGuire finished 22nd at last year's NCAA Division III Midwest Regional and seventh at the WIAC Championship.

All-American Willy Kaul (Sr. • Menomonee Falls) also returns to the Titans after missing the 2007 season with an injury. Kaul earned All-America honors with his fourth-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Division III Championship.

UW-Oshkosh begins its 2008 season by competing at the Carroll University Invitational on Sept. 6. The WIAC Championship is scheduled for Nov. 1 in Stevens Point, the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional for Nov. 15 in Rock Island, Ill., and the NCAA Division III Championship for Nov. 22 in Hanover, Ind.