BULLDOGS FINISH TENTH AT CENTRAL REGIONAL TO CLOSE 2019 SEASON

Kendall Hill (2019)

The University of Minnesota Duluth men's cross country team wrapped up its 2019 season, finishing tenth at the NCAA II Central Region Championships hosted by Missouri Southern State University on Saturday.
Sat Nov 9, 2019
JOLPIN, Mo. — The University of Minnesota Duluth men's cross country team wrapped up its 2019 season, finishing tenth at the NCAA II Central Region Championships hosted by Missouri Southern State University on Saturday.

The Bulldogs combined for 323 points, while the hosts from Missouri Southern State led the men's 10K field, claiming the Regional title with 52 points. Gideon Kimutai of the Lions claimed the individual title, finishing in 29:14.42.

Cole Lebourgeois led UMD, finishing just under three minutes back of Kimutai with a time of 32:01.34, good for 42nd place. That began a string of five Bulldogs finishing within 1:01 and seven Bulldogs finishing within 2:00 of each other. Jake Kluver claimed a no. 55 finish at 32:24.35, followed by Matthew Trutna at 32:26.12 (58), Jonathan Tostenson at 33:00.96 (82), and Nick Jacobson at 33:02.23

The meet concludes the cross country careers of two Bulldog seniors: Kluver and Kendall Hill. The duo helped UMD claim 2017 and 2018 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Cross Country team honors. Hill earned a pair of NSIC Academic All-Conference honors during the past two seasons, with a 2019 selection likely in his future.

Hill finished sixth for UMD, no. 91 overall, at 33:11.10.

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