Cross Country Competes at UW-La Crosse, Men Finish Ninth While Women Take 11th

Posted on October 13th, 2018 by

ETTRICK, Wis. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the Drews/Neubauer Invitational hosted by UW-La Crosse. The men came out with a ninth place finish out of 22 teams, while the women finished 11th out of 21.

MEN’S RESULTS

Leading the way for the men was Andrew Stumbo (So., Boone, Iowa) who turned in another solid time of 25:56.0 which put him in 23rd place overall in the event. Alex Wischnack (Sr., Norwood, Minn.) ran well again finishing in a time of 27:07.1 and taking 67th place. Jack Degonda (Fy., Marine on St. Croix, Minn.) and Ben Wicklund (Fy., Marine on St. Croix, Minn.) rounded out the Gustavus top four finishing 80th and 92nd respectively.

On today’s men’s performance coach Brenden Huber said “We had some high spots today for sure, but we didn’t run at full strength. We’re still pretty young and have some learning to do and today was one of those days where we can learn a lot. We’re still looking to put all the pieces together and we hope to be firing on all cylinders in two weeks at the MIAC Championships.”

WOMEN’S RESULTS

Tierney Winter (Jr., Waterville, Minn.) led the way for the Gusties today finishing in 29th place overall with a time of 23:30.2. Abbie Schnabel (Sr., Hamburg, Minn.) ran her best time of the season today when she finished in a time of 24:05.6 and finished in 52nd. Gabriela Passmore (Jr., Mapleton, Minn.) and Kourtney Kulseth (So., New Richland, Minn.) rounded out the Gustie top four finishing in 60th and 62 respectively.

On the women’s performance, coach Huber said, “Our front pack ran well again today and we just had to do some work to get through traffic. If that pack slides up a little bit we’ll be right where we need to be. Overall we’re seeing solid times week after week, and it’s nice to see consistency.”

The Gusties will next be in action on Saturday, Oct. 27th in Northfield, Minn. for the MIAC Championships.

 

 

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