Sponsored by Cross Country (men)
Wartburg College hosted the 2018 NCAA III Central Regional this afternoon at The Max Championship Cross Country Course. Twenty-nine teams competed on the 8K course in the coldest conditions of the season.
The top-two teams from today's regional competition across the country automatically qualified for the NCAA III National Championships that will be held one week from today, Nov. 17, at Lake Breeze Golf Club, Winneconne, Wis.
Tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, Nov. 11) the NCAA will announce the 16 at-large teams selected from the eight regions for the national finale, plus the 56 individuals (top-7 from each region not on a national qualifying team).
Wartburg College won the Central Regional team title posting 52 points. Carleton College was second with 88, followed by Northfield, Minn., neighbor St. Olaf College with 138. The University of St. Thomas was fourth (141), Loras College was fifth (154), Cornell College was sixth (170) and Luther was seventh (249).
Individually, freshman Tom Altier earned all-region honors (top-35) placing 30th from the field of 210 runners. Altier crossed the finish line with a time of 25:38.6).
Completing the Norse five included junior Collin Kern (37th - 25:51.3), sophomore Dan Iselin (42nd - 25:53.1), senior Alex Streitz (46th - 25:58.4) and junior Colin Weber (94th - 26:57.6).
Junior Nick Shaleen (95th - 26:59.4) and freshman Quenton Max (99th - 27:01.8) complete the top-seven.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586