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Tech men win XC meet

October 13, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

MARQUETTE - The Michigan Tech men's cross country team won the Upper Peninsula Championships for the ninth time in a row and the women's team finished second Friday.

The Huskies dominated the race, posting a perfect team score of 15 over Gogebic Community College who finished with a score of 50.

Matt Dugan won the men's eight-kilometer race in a time of 26 minutes, 57 seconds. Alec Bolthouse finished second (27:43), followed by Derek Brandt (27:58), Steven Wenzel (28:10), Michael Batkowiak (28:13) and Shawn Shove (28:16).

Amanda Halonen was the top finisher for the women's team crossing the line in a time of 14:55 over the four-kilometer course. Three other Huskies finished in the top 20. Megan Smaby was 12th (15:35), followed by Amber Peabody in 17th (15:49) and Lynn Duijndam 19th (16:08).

Nichole Wehner completed the scoring for Tech finishing 23rd (16:18). Other finishes included Cassandra Bobart 29th (16:44) and Noelle Savage 32nd (16:58).

"Amanda and Megan each ran a personal best today," said Tech coach Joe Haggenmiller. "Our women's squad is in good shape right now, and it is exciting as we move forward."

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This item was provided by Michigan Tech's Department of Athletic Communications and Marketing.

Mandy Dye won the women's race in 14:45 to lead Northern Michigan to the team title with a score of 15. Tech finished second with 48 points and Finlandia was third with 86.

Tech will compete Oct. 20 at the GLIAC Championships hosted by Northwood.



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