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Tech competes at XC regionals

November 5, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

KENOSHA, Wis. - The Michigan Tech cross country season concluded Saturday at the NCAA Midwest Regional hosted by Wisconsin-Parkside.

Head coach Joe Haggenmiller was impressed with the performances of many of the runners.

Eric Parsell was the top finisher for the men's team, crossing the line 67th in a time of 32 minutes, 40 seconds over the 10-kilometer course.

All five of Tech's scoring runners finished in the top 100. Bradon Kampstra finished 79th in 32:58. Kyle Hanson was 82nd (33:03), followed by Jonathan Kilpela in 85th (33:07) and Karl Koivisto 89th (33:13).

"The men ran really well today, averaging 33 minutes as a team over a tough course," said Haggenmiller. "It was nice to see Jon and Karl finish their careers with such great performances."

The men's team finished 13th of 34 teams.

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Amanda Halonen led the women's team with a 52nd place finish in a time of 22:48 over the six-kilometer course.

"Amanda ran a strong race today," said Haggenmiller. "We ran well, but the competition was very tough today."

The women finished 20th of 35 teams.

Matt Booker of Cedarville won the men's race in 30:35, and Allyson Winchester of Grand Valley won the women's race in 20:57. Grand Valley won both team titles.



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