NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Marcus Huderle (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) posted his second straight top-10 finish as he placed sixth overall to propel the Carleton College men’s cross country team to a fourth-place result at the 21-team St. Olaf Invitational. The Knights placed five runners among the top 50 in a pool of nearly 300 competitors representing 21 teams.
Huderle reached the line at 26:05.1. Next to finish for Carleton was junior Jacob Hoerger (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) at 26:57.6, good for 24th.
The Knights’ other three scorers were Thor Laack-Veeder (So./Madison, Wis./LaFollete), Guthrie Cunningham (Jr./Finland, Minn./Duluth East) and Noah Laack-Veeder (So./Madison, Wis./LaFollete), who placed 41st, 42nd, and 44th respectively.
Minnesota State-Mankato (30 points) and University of Minnesota-Duluth (109)—both NCAA Division II programs—took first and third in the team competition. Host St. Olaf College was second with 83 points, while Carleton tallied 157.
The meet was double-scored for the first-ever ACM Championships as six schools from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest took part: St. Olaf, Carleton, Macalester, Coe, Knox, and Beloit.
The Knights next run at the Crown College Invitational, in Gale Woods, Minn., on Sept. 28. The race is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.