wThe University of Minnesota men's cross country team finished a disappointing seventh place at the Big Ten Championships in Savoy, Ill., Sunday morning with 174 points. Wisconsin took the team title with 28 points, claiming three of the top four individual runners, while Michigan freshman Alan Webb earned the individual championship, running a 23:19.9 8K.
Sophomore transfer Andrew Carlson was the Golden Gophers' top runner, placing 18th among the 87 competitors (24:29.5) in his first Big Ten Conference meet. Freshman Erik Grumstrup had his best showing of the season, coming in 23rd (24:35.8). Junior Will McComb had his worst performance of the season placing 33rd in 24:45.8. Neil Hanson and Toby Henkels rounded out the scoring for Minnesota.
Minnesota will next be in action at the Midwest Region Championships at Carbondale, Ill., on Nov. 10. Last season, the Golden Gophers placed third at the Regionals in Waterloo, Iowa to earn an at-large invitation to the NCAA Championships. McComb was Minnesota's top regional runner placing ninth, running a 30:47 10K.
For a complete list of results check out www.gophersports.com.
Minnesota Individual Results Big Ten Championships Andrew Carlson 24:29.5 (18) Erik Grumstrup 24:35.8 (23) Will McComb 24:45.8 (33) Neil Hanson 25:08.8 (48) Toby Henkels 25:13.7 (52) Martin Robeck 25:22.6 (54) Mike Bialick 25:43.9 (68) Ryan Ford 25:48.8 (69) Erik Quam 26:27.3 (81)