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UMM runners earn first win

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The University of Minnesota, Morris men's cross country team won a meet for the first time in school history at the Crown College Invitational last Saturday in St. Bonifacius, Minn.

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En route to the victory, UMM placed three runners in the top 10.

High school -- and now college -- teammates Luke Toso and Andrew Rehmann finished within one second of each other, taking third and fourth positions. They finished the 8-kilometer course strong, both running 5:18s over the last mile.

Captain Ian Philbrick, running only his second year of cross country, finished seventh in 29:02, a new personal best by 20 seconds.

Individual results

1) 27:37.50 Nathan Loersch (Martin Luther College.)

2) 28:03.70 Daniel Bare (North Central University)

3) 28:19.64 Luke Toso (UMM)

4) 28:20.17 Andrew Rehmann (UMM)

5) 28:30.12 Loren Milbrath (Martin Luther College)

6) 29:01.93 Dave Calhoun (North Central)

7) 29:02.57 Ian Philbrick (UMM)

8) 29:25.01 Pedro Gonzalez (Viterbo College)

9) 29:30.79 Nate Walther (Martin Luther College)

10) 29:40.12 Matthew Behmer (Bethany Lutheran College)

With these strong finishes in the top 10, it was equally the performance of the next tier of runners (places 11-30) that secured the team win for the Cougars: Denver Rogalla, Nick Fox, Ted Gray, Dugan Flanders and Greg Schumacher.

Other UMM runners include:

17) 30:25.21 Denver Rogalla

18) 30:36.67 Nick Fox

19) 30:47.64 Ted Gray

23) 31:12.50 Dugan Flanders

27) 31:41.32 Greg Schumacher

31) 31:58.45 Matt Ellison

39) 32:43.98 Andrew Birnstengel

42) 33:09.35 David Sampers

47) 34:28.37 John Jones

48) 34:38.39 Zach Smith

49) 34:39.89 Matt Huseby

55) 36:25.39 Mike Unger

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