By Colin Marklowitz —

On Saturday, Nov. 1, both University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s and women’s cross-country teams finished fifth among nine teams in the WIAC Cross-Country Championships.

The men’s team was carried by three finishers in the top-20: Anthony Cass (Jr, Hortonville,Wis.) finished 12th, Patrick Jenkins (Sr, Cambridge, Wis.) finished 15th and Devin Sauvola (So, Eagle River, Wis.) finished 17th. Jenkins and Sauvola earned honorable mention all-conference honors.

Kathleen Thorn (Jr, West Salem, Wis.) and Jordan Kelch (Sr, Menomonie, Wis.) also finished in the top-20, placing 13th and 14th respectively to help Stout earn the fifth overall spot. This pace led to Morgan Sweeny (Jr, Plum City, Wis.) to finish 27th overall. The fifth place team finish matched Stout’s 2011 finish.

The University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire took both the men’s and women’s team titles.

Stout looks to compete next weekend in the in the University of Wisconsin Open, Saturday Nov. 8 in Madison, Wis. Stout then will compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional, Saturday, Nov. 15. at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.


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