Cross Country Set For Ninth NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Nov. 6, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the 2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Verona, Wis. The women's 6-kilometer race gets underway at noon, with the men's 10k to follow at 1:15 p.m.
“The NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet has always been a great opportunity for our student-athletes,” Marquette head coach Mike Nelson said. “The BIG EAST Conference and NCAA Regional meets are the competitions that we’ve prepared for all season. The athletes have run thousands of miles preparing for this time of year. They are peaked, rested, and ready to roll.”
It is the first time the Zimmer Course has hosted the NCAA Regional, although the Golden Eagles have competed at the venue in three of the last four years.
“Our athletes always enjoy competing at the Zimmer Course in Madison. It’s close to home, so many of their friends and family can watch them compete. Also, it’s a beautiful course with great footing. It’s easy for spectators to navigate the course and see the runners several times,” Nelson said.
The top two teams in each of the NCAA’s nine regions advance to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 17 along with 13 additional at-large teams, selected by the NCAA. Each of the top-25 finishers at Friday’s meet will receive all-region recognition.
Men’s student-athletes competing (7): Jack Hackett, Connor Callahan, A.J. Gedwill, Patrick Maag, Jack Senefeld, Cody Haberkorn, William Hennessy (alternates: Spencer Agnew, David Sajdak, Andres Tineo-Paz)
Men’s and women’s teams competing (29 & 31): Notables-Cincinnati, Green Bay, Notre Dame, Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Marquette's NCAA Regional Championships Results (athletes competing in 2012):
LAST TIME OUT: The Marquette women's cross country team placed seventh, its highest finish since 2008, at the BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championships on Friday, Oct. 26 at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. The men placed eighth overall for the fourth time in their eight-year affiliation with the league.
UP NEXT: The University of Louisville hosts the 2012 NCAA Championships at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The Golden Eagles previously competed at the course on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Greater Louisville Classic.