MSOE's Maio qualifies for NCAA Championships
Courtesy of MSOE, Sports Information Department
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- MSOE senior Dominic Maio placed 14th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional, and was one of seven runners to receive an individual qualification to the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championships.
Fifty-six individuals, the first seven athletes from each region who are not a part of a qualifying team, were selected to participate in each championship.
Five teams qualified from the Midwest Regional to attend nationals. North Central College, who won the event, scoring 51 points and UW-La Crosse (64), received automatic berths. Third place UW-Stevens Point (82), UW-Oshkosh (134) and Augustana College (182) received at-large bids.
Maio finished the 8K course with a time of 25:12.3, making him the first MSOE men's cross country runner to qualify for nationals. MSOE's Tim Carlson (57th place, 26:10.5-time), Zach Lutz (99, 26:58.5), Jay Stasiak (142, 27:44.9), Cameron Rate (148, 27:48.5), Ben Bichler (150, 27:51.0) and Joe Kolavo (181, 28:33.5) followed Maio in the standings. The school placed 16th out of 39 teams participating.
Maio now sets his sights for the NCAA National Championships, to be held at Hanover College on November 22, at the L.S. Ayres Complex in Hanover, Indiana. The men's race will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time followed by the women's race at noon Eastern time.