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Men's Cross Country finishes 11th at NCAA Championship

Photo by Dan Schwamberger
Photo by Dan Schwamberger

By Alanna Huggett, UWEC Sports Information

WINNECONNE, WI ( – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men's cross country team wrapped up their 2018 season this past Saturday at the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships held at Lake Breeze Golf Course.

Results | Schwamberger Photos

The Blugolds finished 11th out of 32 teams at the meet, earning 357 points with North Central College winning the championship title with 43 points.

Patrick Treacy (Sr. – Fall Creek, WI/Eau Claire Memorial) earned All-American honors by placing 40th with a time of 24:59.5.

"The race went okay individually and even though I fell back towards the end, I was able to grab the last All-American spot," Treacy said.

Anthony Dupont (Sr. – Mendota Heights, MN/Henry Sibley), and Connor Dolan (So. – Nekoosa, WI/Assumption) were the next runners to finish. They placed 65th and 122nd respectively. Dupont ran a time of 25:21.3 and Dolan clocked in a time of 25:44.4.

Wyatt Elmer (Sr. – Mankato, MN/Mankato Loyola) took 133rd with a time of 25:47.1. Finishing just behind Elmer was Sam Kuhlmann (Sr. – Shorewood, WI/Shorewood) who placed 134th with a time of 25:47.2.

Rounding out the top 7 for the Eau Claire men were David Bachmeier (Jr. – Long Prairie, MN/Long Prairie-Grey Eagle) and Jace Bartz (Fr. – White Bear Lake, MN/White Bear Lake). They finished 145th and 245th respectively. Bachmeier finished with a time of 26:08 and Bartz ran his race in a 26:39.6.

"Our team race wasn't perfect but despite this, we placed 3 spots higher than our ranking and it was a fun close to a successful season with my best friends," Treacy said.

Head Coach Dan Schwamberger said he is very proud of the men's team. Racing at the championship meet was a great way to finish the 2018 season.