ST. PAUL, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Morris men’s cross country team finished in third place at the UMAC Men’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday and ended with three members of the team earning All-UMAC honors as a result.
The top eight finishers in the race were named First Team All-UMAC and the runners placing between ninth and 16th in the race were Second Team All-UMAC. Sophomore Grant Strukel (Forest City, Iowa/Blue Earth Area HS) headlined the results for the Cougars, finishing in seventh to land on the First Team. His time of 28:24.8 in the 8k was the 16th-fastest time by a Minnesota Morris runner in an 8k race and was the 14th-fastest time at the UMAC Championships.
Sophomore Greg Peterson (Nashwauk, Minn./Greenway HS) led the Second Team, finishing in ninth place with a time of 28:45.1. He was joined on the All-UMAC Second Team by a third sophomore, Grady Larsen (Frazee, Minn./Frazee HS), who was 14th in 29:00.1.
In addition to the All-UMAC honors that were handed out, the conference also gave out a Sportsmanship Award to one member of each school. That award for Minnesota Morris men’s cross country went to Max Kivi (Maple Grove, Minn./Maple Grove HS).
Minnesota Morris is back in action on Nov. 13, running the NCAA North Regionals in Colfax, Wis. starting at 11 a.m.