UMD MEN FINISH IN TOP HALF OF NSIC, SIXTH AT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

NSIC Cross Country

The University of Minnesota Duluth men's cross country program finished sixth as a team at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships meet on Saturday afternoon.
Sat Oct 26, 2019
WAYNE, Neb. – The University of Minnesota Duluth men's cross country program finished sixth as a team at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships meet on Saturday afternoon.

Augustan (S.D.) University hoisted the trophy with 37 team points and four finishers in the top ten. Minnesota State University Moorhead finished second, University of Sioux Falls third, University of Mary fourth, and Concordia University St. Paul fifth. UMD claimed 154 points on the day for their sixth-place finish in the 14-team, 8,000-meter race.

Cole Lebourgeois led a pack of Bulldogs to each finish within 30 seconds and 12 positions of each other, finishing no. 25 at 26:53.06. He was followed closely by Jonathan Tostenson, who finished no. 27 at 27:01.21, and Matthew Trutna, no. 31 at 27:04.34. Rounding out UMD's top five, Nick Jacobson finished no. 34 at 27:10.78 and Kendall Hill finished no. 37 at 27:17.87. 

Augustana head coach Tracy Hellman was voted by his peers as the NSIC Coach of the Year, while Minnesota State University's Tanner Maier earned the NSIC Newcomer of the Year title.

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The Bulldogs will shift their attention to the NCAA  II Central Region Championships hosted this season in Joplin, Missouri. Starting gun for the men's race is set for 12:15 p.m.