Joey Schultz-Dub. Hemp-Loras
©Duhawks Athletics 2019

Duhawk Women and Men Off to a Great Start

Bob Schultz and Audrey Miller-Loras ©Jim Kirby 2017

Bob Schultz and Audrey Miller-Loras
©Jim Kirby 2017

Women

The Loras College women’s cross country team will toe the start line as the No. 6-ranked team in the Central Region on Saturday according to the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, released on Tuesday.

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The Duhawks took a week off from competition following an impressive display at the National Catholic Championship, hosted by Notre Dame University, on Sept. 20. Kassie Rosenbum paced the Duhawks with a fourth place finish overall, setting a new school record for the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17:57.48. Audrey Miller added a 27th place finish overall (19:10.46 and Kaylee Osterberger was 47th with a time of 19:51.26, helping Loras finish as the top-Division III team in the field of Division I, II and III competitors.

Carleton College remains the top-ranked team in the region while the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) bypassed American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) rival Wartburg College for second to place the Knights third. St. Olaf College and Gustavus Adolphus College held onto their fourth and fifth place rankings, respectively, while fellow A-R-C opponent Luther College was No. 7 behind Loras and Concordia University-Moorhead sits at No. 8.

Nebraska Wesleyan University was the final A-R-C school in the regional rankings at No. 9 while Bethel University (Minn.) ranks tenth.

The Duhawks travel to Waverly, Iowa for the Wartburg College Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5. Race time is set for 10:30 a.m.

Men

After giving its top runners a week off, the Loras College men’s cross country team returned to the start line and scored a fifth place finish at the National Catholic Championship, hosted by the University of Notre Dame, earning the top Division III spot in the field.

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Luke Guttormson led the Duhawks and all Division III competitors with a 16th place finish, clocking a time of 26:22.46 for the five mile course. Patrick Wolak added another top-20 showing placing 18th overall with a time of 26:29.73.  Cole Conklin-Little was the next scoring runner for Loras in 33rd (26:55.41) followed by Joey Schultzin 40th (27:16.37) and Blake Keller in 53rd (27:34.85).

In the open race,  Ethan Hammerand had the top time for the Duhawks, crossing the finish line in a time of 28:33.58 to finish eighth. Sam Webster placed 13th (28:48.33) followed by Max Ross in 16th (28:58.54) and Drew Brase in 19th (29.12.71).  Jake Jensen was the Duhawks’ fifth man, clocking a time of 29:19.90 to finish 21st.

Loras heads to the Wartburg College Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5 with race time in Waverly set to begin at 10:30 A.M.