ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s cross country team placed six racers in the top 50, including all-conference performer Marcus Huderle (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie), en route to a sixth-place finish in the team competition at the MIAC Championships contested at Como Park.
Huderle earned All-MIAC distinction for the second consecutive year as he reached the finish line in 26:11.5, good for 15th overall and one second in front of Bobby Davis (Sr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie), who placed 16th out of 235 competitors and received all-conference honorable mention as did Guthrie Cunningham (Jr./Finland, Minn./Duluth East) who finished 21st with a time of 26:23.4.
Aaron Hirsh (Sr./Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights), Joe Haase (Fy./Madison, Wis./Madison West), Noah Laack-Veeder (So./Madison, Wis./LaFollette) placed 42nd, 45th and 48th respectively. Matt Harrison (Sr./Minnetrista, Minn./Mound-Westonka) rounded out the top seven for Carleton by finishing 54th.
The Knights were one of only four teams to put six racers among the top 50. St. Olaf, led by individual champion Grant Wintheiser, won the team competition with 54 points, followed by St. Thomas (97), Bethel (101), Saint John’s (103), Hamline (133) and Carleton (139) in the 11-team field.
The Knights next meet is the Great Karhu Shoe Race where the squad will race St. Olaf through the Carleton arboretum on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The race is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm.
Looking ahead, the Knights will then compete in the NCAA Central Region Championships on November 10.