• NCAA - the No 1-ranked and defending national champion Wisconsin wins season opener

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Verona Wisconsin - Five time NCAA cross country champions, Wisconsin swept the men’s title a the Badger Opener on Friday September 7 at Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course.

The Badgers finished with a team score of 19 points, grabbing five of the top six spots.  Central Michigan with 43 points finished second and Edgewood's team came in third totaling 98 points.
 
"Coming off a pretty intense two weeks of training, guys have a lot of miles in their legs," Byrne said. "We wanted to just get out and get some of our younger guys some experience and get out there and start competing. The overall goal was to find some younger guys who are ready to move up and help out the team when we need them later this year." said head coach Mick Byrne.

Alex Brill  won the men’s individual title for Wisconsin in the 6.3 km course in 18:50 minutes.  Neal Berman, Sam Hacker, Rob Finnerty, and Mike Vanvoorhis placing in 2-3-4-5 rounded up Wisconsin's top five. Central Michigan's Kyle Stacks was the best in his team as he finished in 2 place only 2 seconds behind the winner

ALL RESULTS 

Badger Opener
                               Friday September 7, 2012 5:00 P.M.
                     Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course - Verona, Wisconsin

                             OFFICIAL MEN'S COLLEGIATE TEAM SCORES


  1.    19  Wisconsin                                          (  18:58  1:34:49   0:15)
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  1      1  Alex Brill           JR   18:50
  2      3  Neal Berman          JR   18:53
  3      4  Sam Hacker           FR   19:00
  4      5  Rob Finnerty         SR   19:01
  5      6  Mike Vanvoorhis      SO   19:05
  6   (  7) Jake Erschen         SO   19:12
  7   (  9) Jack Stapleton       FR   19:22

  2.    43  Central Michigan                                   (  19:28  1:37:19   1:03)
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  1      2  Kyle Stacks          SO   18:52
  2      8  Jason Drudge         SR   19:16
  3     10  Matthew Lutzke       SR   19:25
  4     11  Ethan Lievense       SO   19:51
  5     12  Tanner Pesonen       SO   19:55
  6   ( 13) Nate Ghena           FR   19:56
  7   ( 15) Ben Wynsma           SO   20:10

  3.    98  Edgewood                                           (  21:15  1:46:15   2:21)
=================================================================
  1     14  Josh Williams        SR   20:05
  2     17  Grant Mickesh        SR   20:33
  3     20  Dan Hyde             FR   21:32
  4     21  Peter Zander         SR   21:39
  5     26  Kenny Leaf           FR   22:26
  6   ( 27) Joe Hanson           FR   23:42
  7   ( 28) Evan Boushon         JR   23:43

  3.    98  Wisconsin Track Club                               (  21:17  1:46:22   1:14)
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  1     16  Joe Pendleton             20:32
  2     18  Michael Quesnell          21:01
  3     19  Joe Vergeront             21:19
  4     22  Jon Luedtke               21:44
  5     23  Blake Helton              21:46
  6   ( 24) Erik Crook                21:49
  7   ( 25) Brant Birrenkott          21:51


                                         Badger Opener
                               Friday September 7, 2012 5:00 P.M.
                     Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course - Verona, Wisconsin

                               OFFICIAL MEN'S COLLEGIATE RESULTS

Place TmPl Bib   Name                  Yr Team               Mile    Time    Pace
===== ==== ===== ===================== == ================== ======= ======= =====
    1    1   128 Alex Brill            JR Wisconsin             4:59   18:50  4:49
    2    2    97 Kyle Stacks           SO Central Michigan      4:59   18:52  4:50
    3    3   127 Neal Berman           JR Wisconsin             4:59   18:53  4:50
    4    4   132 Sam Hacker            FR Wisconsin             4:59   19:00  4:51
    5    5   131 Rob Finnerty          SR Wisconsin             4:59   19:01  4:52
    6    6   135 Mike Vanvoorhis       SO Wisconsin             4:59   19:05  4:53
    7    7   130 Jake Erschen          SO Wisconsin             4:58   19:12  4:55
    8    8    92 Jason Drudge          SR Central Michigan      4:59   19:16  4:56
    9    9   134 Jack Stapleton        FR Wisconsin             4:59   19:22  4:57
   10   10    95 Matthew Lutzke        SR Central Michigan      4:59   19:25  4:58
   11        129 Danny Buechel         SR Wisconsin             4:59   19:41  5:02
   12   11    94 Ethan Lievense        SO Central Michigan     17:19   19:51  5:05
   13   12    96 Tanner Pesonen        SO Central Michigan      5:00   19:55  5:06
   14   13    93 Nate Ghena            FR Central Michigan      5:01   19:56  5:06
   15        133 Matt McKenna          SO Wisconsin             4:59   20:04  5:08
   16   14   107 Josh Williams         SR Edgewood              5:02   20:05  5:08
   17   15    98 Ben Wynsma            SO Central Michigan      5:00   20:10  5:10
   18   16   121 Joe Pendleton            WI Track Club         5:27   20:32  5:15
   19   17   105 Grant Mickesh         SR Edgewood              5:27   20:33  5:15
   20        157 Joey McAsey           FR Unattached            5:13   20:33  5:15
   21   18   123 Michael Quesnell         WI Track Club         5:23   21:01  5:23
   22   19   124 Joe Vergeront            WI Track Club         5:34   21:19  5:27
   23   20   102 Dan Hyde              FR Edgewood             18:55   21:32  5:30
   24   21   108 Peter Zander          SR Edgewood              5:27   21:39  5:32
   25   22   117 Jon Luedtke              WI Track Club         5:37   21:44  5:34
   26   23   114 Blake Helton             WI Track Club        19:03   21:46  5:34
   27   24   113 Erik Crook               WI Track Club         5:36   21:49  5:35
   28   25   110 Brant Birrenkott         WI Track Club         5:27   21:51  5:35
   29        111 Josh Choe                WI Track Club         5:34   21:54  5:36
   30        126 Justin Wienke            WI Track Club         5:37   21:55  5:36
   31   26   104 Kenny Leaf            FR Edgewood              5:34   22:26  5:44
   32        122 Zach Plachinski          WI Track Club         5:58   22:40  5:48
   33        119 Kevin Meaney             WI Track Club         5:45   23:32  6:01
   34   27   101 Joe Hanson            FR Edgewood              5:57   23:42  6:04
   35   28    99 Evan Boushon          JR Edgewood              5:57   23:43  6:04
   36        100 Anthony Gomez         SO Edgewood              6:00   23:46  6:05
   37        120 Keegan Parrott           WI Track Club         6:11   24:24  6:14
   38        103 Kevin Julka           FR Edgewood              6:09   24:27  6:15
   39        118 Will Lyon                WI Track Club         6:24   25:05  6:25
   40        106 Alex Weinard          SR Edgewood              6:14   25:20  6:29
   9/07/2012  6:10PM

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