Badger cross country teams qualify for NCAA’s
Men win regional, women are second
VERONA — The Wisconsin Badger men’s and women’s cross country teams both qualified for the NCAA meet by finishing in the top two at the Great Lakes Regional at the Zimmer Championship Course Friday afternoon.
The Badger men won the regional with a team score of 61. Michigan State was second with 82 points.
Indiana State’s John Mascari won the individual title in the 10K race with a time of 30:07.
Wisconsin placed its five scoring runners in the top 17. Big Ten Champion Malachy Schrobilgen was second, Michael Van Voorhis 13th, Joe Hardy 14th, Morgan McDonald 15th and Carl Hirsch 17th.
The Badger women’s team continues its turnaround season as Wisconsin finished second to top ranked Michigan State in the 6K race.
The Spartans Leah O’Connor and Rachele Schulist finished 1-2 in the individual competition as MSU scored 28 points. Wisconsin had 82 points.
Sarah Disanza paced the Badgers finishing third, Dodgeville’s Molly Hanson was 12th, Emma-Lisa Murphy was 18th, Colette Richter was 40th and Grace Meurer 63rd.
The Badger men’s and women’s teams will compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championship meet November 22nd in Terre Haute, IN.