WEEKEND IN REVIEW: October 11-13 ::: USTFCCCA


By Lauren Ellsworth, USTFCCCA
October 12, 2019  &nbsp

It might have looked like a slow weekend on the schedule, but you better believe teams were getting after it across the nation.

From The USTFCCCA InfoZone: Meets This Weekend

Our featured meet is the Lewis Conference Crossover Invitational, which is the largest NCAA Division II-only meet of the season and featured 18 nationally-ranked programs, but there were other strong meets happening as well.

Allow us to take you through this Weekend In Review.

Lewis Conference Crossover Invitational – Final Results

Men’s Teams

Points

 

Women’s Teams

Points

#4 Grand Valley State

87

 

#2 Grand Valley State

32

#7 Missouri Southern

114

 

#5 Augustana (S.D.)

119

#6 Augustana (S.D.)

133

 

#12 Walsh

166

#8 Southern Indiana

149

 

Saginaw Valley State

211

#19 Alabama-Huntsville

171

 

RV Michigan Tech

216

#20 Sioux Falls

181

 

#13 Southern Indiana

226

#18 Cal State San Marcos

239

 

#22 Wayne State (Mich.)

259

Colorado Christian

239

 

Simon Fraser

288

#17 Walsh

263

 

Colorado Christian

307

#22 Saginaw Valley State

295

 

RV Cal St. San Marcos

362

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It was the Grand Valley State show in Romeoville, Illinois, as the defending NCAA DII Cross Country Champions took home both team titles.

Men’s 8K

In a battle of top-10 teams, No. 4 Grand Valley State came out on top over No. 7 Missouri Southern 87-114. No. 6 Augustana (S.D.) finished in third with 134 points.

Gidieon Kimutai of Missouri Southern was the individual champion in 25:07.2, beating out Tanner Chada of GVSU who was clocked at 25:08.2.

Through the first split point, Grand Valley held a 72-132 lead over Augustana (S.D.); however, Missouri Southern closed that gap and moved into second place at the second split point. The Lakers finished 2-8-17-19-41 to the Lions’ top-5 of 1-6-32-35-40.

Women’s 6K

No. 2 Grand Valley State got out of the gates early and didn’t look back.

The Lakers stormed to a team title with 32 points, beating out second-place No. 5 Augustana (S.D.) by 87 points. No. 12 Walsh rounded out the top-3 with 116 points.

GVSU’s charge was led by individual champion Allie Ludge in 22:12.1. Rounding out the top-5 finishers for the Lakers include Hannah Groeber (3rd), Madison Goen (7th), Jessica Gockley (9th), and Natalie Graber (12th).

Other Meets Of Interest

Fort Hays State University Tiger Open

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No. 11 Southwest Baptist won the team title in the Women’s Gold section by 3 points over No. 3 Colorado Mines, 40-43. The Bearcats swept the top-3 places, led by individual winner Elysia Burgos in 17:23.4.

On the men’s side, No. 1 Colorado School of Mines won the team title with 31 points. The Orediggers placed all five of their runners in the top-15, including three in the top-5. Derek Steele was the individual champion in the Orediggers victory, crossing the line in 24:08.9.

In the Men’s Black 8K, Iowa Western (NJCAA DI No. 10) won the meet with 54 points, topping No. 5 Hutchinson by 16 points. Colby (NJCAA DI No. 19) came in third in the team standings with a score of 83.

Colby’s own Wesley Banguria showcased a dominating effort over the rest of the field, winning the race in 23:11.8 for a 54.7 second victory.

Royals XC Challenge

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Lee (Tenn.) swept the team titles down in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The men, ranked No. 11 in NCAA DII, topped No. 21 Mount Olive 75-98 by placing five runners in the top-20 of the field. No. 16 Queens (N.C.) took third in the team standings with 105 points.

On the women’s side, the No. 8 Flames defeated NCAA DI No. 18 Furman en route to their team title. The Flames had runners finish 4-5-18-20-43 to Furman’s top-5 of 9-19-23-25-50.





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