The UW-Superior men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Central Region Championships on the Wartburg Cross Country Course in Waverly, Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 16.
The men’s team finished 21st overall. The Yellowjackets scored 644 points, leading the four other Upper Midwest Athletic Conference schools in the field.
Individually, sophomore Derrick Moe (Cloquet, Minn./Cloquet) paced the UWS contingent, completing the eight-kilometer course in 27:50.6 for 100th place. Junior Tyler Finger (Clintonville, Wis./Clintonville) was 119th overall in 28:13.1, while classmate Eddie Carlson (South St. Paul, Minn./South St. Paul Secondary) finished 139th in a time of 28:37.8.
Wartburg won the team title with 52 points. Carleton was second with 56. Carleton’s Matthew Wilson won the individual crown in 20:09.8.
The women’s team scored 708 points, topping Martin Luther in 27th with 772 points, Northland in 28th with 806 points and Northwestern in 30th with a total of 872 points, from the UMAC.
Sophomore Haruka Hamanaka (Izumisano, Japan/Kishiwada) led the way on the six-kilometer course for the ‘Jackets in a time of 25:40.4 in 110th place. Classmate Roz Larson (Ashland, Wis./Ashland) was just eight tenths of a second behind Hamanaka in 111th. Sophomore Nicole Koski (Park Falls, Wis./Chequamegon) ran 26:43.1 for 155th place.
Carleton won the team title with 57 points by two points over Wartburg. Kassie Rosenbum of Loras won the individual championship in 22:00.0.