Falcon men repeat at NAC Championship, Williams captures first individual title
SOMERS, Wis. -- Concordia Wisconsin won the 2011 Northern Athletics Conference Men's Cross Country Championship this morning at Dannehl National Cross Country Course on the UW-Parkside Campus. The Falcons became the first team to win two-straight titles in the men's event.
Edgewood's Josh Williams won his first individual title with a finish of 26:10.1 in the 8K race and was named NAC Runner of the Year.
The Falcons' first-place score of 63 was just five ahead of runner-up Edgewood's 68, and eight in front of Benedictine's 71.
MSOE (99) was fourth, Aurora (121) fifth, Rockford (137) sixth and Concordia Chicago (187) seventh. Wisconsin Lutheran (222) was eighth, followed by Maranatha (225) and Dominican (323). Marian did not have five runners finish, needed for a team score.
Benedictine's Zeke Timmer had a fifth-place finish (27:10), the best time among rookies, and was named NAC Freshman of the Year.
Russ DeLap was voted NAC Coach of the Year by his peers, after his team won back-to-back titles.
The top 14 finishers were named All-NAC, while the next 14 were honorable mention.
1. Concordia Wisconsin, 63
2. Edgewood, 68
3. Benedictine, 71
4. MSOE, 99
5. Aurora, 121
6. Rockford, 137
7. Concordia Chicago, 187
8. Wisconsin Lutheran, 222
9. Maranatha, 225
10. Dominican, 323
--. Marian, no team score