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2013 Schedule
Sept. 6 Badger Opener 1st, 25 pts.
Sept. 14 Sycamore Invitational 1st, 25 pts.
Sept. 27 Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown 4th, 88 pts.
Oct. 19 Wisconsin adidas Invitational 4th, 217 pts.
Nov. 3 Big Ten Championship 3rd, 71 pts.
Nov. 15 NCAA Great Lakes Regional 2nd, 73 pts.
Nov. 23 NCAA Championship 1:00 p.m. CT
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2013 Roster
Amir Alwan RS Freshman
Neal Berman Senior
Michael Brice Senior
Alex Brill Senior
Cullin Burdett Freshman
Michael Christianson Freshman
Jacob Erschen Junior
Rob Finnerty RS Senior
Sam Hacker RS Sophomore
Alexander Hatz Junior
Carl Hirsch Freshman
Ryan Kromer Freshman
Jacob Naylor Senior
Malcolm Plunkett Freshman
Russell Sandvold RS Freshman
Malachy Schrobilgen RS Freshman
Drew Shields Senior
Troy Smith Freshman
Nate Sullivan Freshman
Michael Van Voorhis Junior
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November 18-24
The No. 17-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team will head to Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 23 thanks to its second-place finish and automatic NCAA bid from the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. The Badgers have qualified for 42-conseuctive NCAA championship meets.

  2013 NCAA Championship
Date        
Saturday, Nov. 23  |  11:00 a.m. (CT)
Location Terre Haute, Ind. | LaVern Gibson Championship Course
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Meet Schedule

Men (10K): 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Women (6K): 12:15 p.m. (CT)

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CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND: BADGERS EARN AUTOMATIC BID TO NCAAS
No. 19-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team finished second with 73 points at the 10-kilometer Great Lakes Regional meet to capture one of two automatic bids to the NCAA championship in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 23. Michigan captured the title with a team score of 70 points and the top four teams were separated by a mere five points.

• Although their streak of 11-consecutive Great Lakes Regional titles came to an end, the Badgers extended their NCAA record for consecutive championship meet appearances to 42 straight, qualifiying for every championship meet since 1972, when the regional format was introduced.

UW placed five runners in the top 24, each earning All-Great Lakes Region honors. The Badgers were led by junior Michael Van Voorhis, who finished seventh in 30 minutes, 29 seconds. Van Voorhis, who set a personal record by 76 seconds, has finished first or second in every race this season.

Redshirt freshman Malachy Schrobilgen, two weeks removed from winning the Big Ten title, ran his first career 10-kilometer race and placed ninth in 30:38, despite losing his shoe with four kilometers to go.

Junior Alex Hatz was 12th in 30:40, while seniors Jacob Naylor and Alex Brill rounded out Wisconsin's top five, finishing 21st and 24th, respectively, in 30:55 and 31:00.

At the 2012 NCAA Championship, the Badgers earned a runner-up finish with a team score of 135 in Louisville, Ky.

• The Badgers were led by senior All-Americans Mohammed Ahmed, Reed Connor and Maverick Darling. Ahmed led UW, finishing eighth in 29 minutes, 23 seconds. Darling finished 11th in 29:30 and Connor finished right behind in 12th in 29:31.

• With his eighth-place finish, senior Mohammed Ahmed earned his fourth-consecutive All-America honor, becoming the seventh Badger to become a four-time All-American.

• Darling and Connor both ran the 10-kilometer race in personal-best times, shaving more than 30 seconds off their previous records of 30:07 and 30:08. They both earned their second All-America honors.

• Darling and Connor were the first two American-born runners to cross the finish line, as the top 10 runners were all either foreign born or international citizens.

• Senior Rob Finnerty and sophomore Alex Hatz rounded out the scoring for the Badgers. Finnerty crossed the finish line in 49th in 30:16 and Hatz finished 113th in 30:52. Sophomore Michael Van Voorhis finished 204th (31:45) and junior Alex Brill finished 211th (31:51).

• In its NCAA-record 41st-straight NCAA apearance, UW extended its NCAA record to 22 top-three national meet finishes. Arkansas is second with 20 and Oregon is third with 18.

WISCONSIN HOPES TO CLAIM 12TH-CONSECUTIVE REGIONAL TITLE
• The Badgers have won the past 11 Great Lakes Regional titles dating back to 2002, and 28 titles since the regional system started in 1972. Notre Dame has won the second-most crowns, claiming four.

• UW is ranked third in the Great Lakes Region, trailing conference foes Indiana and Michigan.

• The Badgers play host to the regional meet for the second year in a row and just the third time since 1974. Prior to last season, UW had not hosted an NCAA cross country event since the 1978 NCAA Championshp at Yahara Hills Golf Course in Madison, an event in which the team finished third.

• UW returns four of its seven runners from last year's championship team, including senior Alex Brill and redshirt senior Rob Finnerty, who finished 15th and 16th in identical times of 31:29 to earn All-Great Lakes Region honors, senior Jacob Naylor and junior Alex Hatz.

• Last year, Wisconsin won the 10-kilometer event with a team score of 43 points. Senior Mohammed Ahmed won the individual title in a time of 30 minutes, 37 seconds.

• The Badgers are attempting to qualify for the NCAA championship for an NCAA-record 42nd-consecutive season.

STREAK SNAPPED: BADGERS' RECORD RUN ENDS
• Wisconsin finished third overall with a team score of 71 points, halting its streak of 14 consecutive Big Ten titles that began in 1999 and was the longest run in conference history.

• Redshirt freshman Malachy Schrobilgen won the individual title in 24 minutes, 16.9 seconds, to give UW its third individual champion in the last four years. With the performance, Schrobilgen was voted the Big Ten's Athlete of the Year, as well as the Freshman of the Year, making him the first Badger in school history to claim both honors in the same cross country season.

• Junior Michael Van Voorhis finished 13th in 24:40.1, while junior Alex Brill placed 14th in 24:43.7.

• Schrobilgen, Van Voorhis and Hatz each earned first-team All-Big Ten honors for the first time in their collegiate cross country careers.

• Seniors Alex Brill and Jacob Naylor rounded out the top five for UW, finishing 20th and 23rd, respectively, in 24:51.2 and 24:56.0.

• Sixth-year senior Rob Finnerty finished 36th in 25:17.7, while junior Jacob Erschen placed 49th in 25:28.8. Sophomore Sam Hacker crossed the line in 55th (25:29.6) and senior Drew Shields finished 82nd (26:02.8).

• Indiana claimed the Big Ten title with a team score of 51 points, placing four runners in the top 10. The Hoosiers earned their first conference championship since 1980, when they scored 44 points to share the crown with Michigan. Indiana last won the title outright 40 years ago, in 1973.

• UW's 71 points marks its highest team score since 1980, when the Badgers finished fourth with 99 points.

UW SEEKS 15TH STRAIGHT BIG TEN CROWN
• The Badgers will attempt to win a 15th-consecutive Big Ten Championship on Sunday when it travels to the Boilermaker Cross Country Course in West Lafayette, Ind. The 8-kilometer race is set to start at 9:45 a.m. (CT)

• UW returns to West Lafayette for the conference meet for the first time since 2002, where it claimed the victory with a team score of 25 points. The Badgers have finished first or second in five of the 10 conference meets hosted by Purdue all-time, including three victories in four meets since 1977.

• Wisconsin has won the past 14 Big Ten titles, a streak that dates back to 1999. By winning 46 of the past 96 Big Ten meets, the Badgers have claimed a staggering 48 percent of the league's championships. UW's 14 championships in the last 14 seasons are more than every other Big Ten team has won all-time, with the exception of Michigan State, which has taken home a total of 14 crowns.

• UW is ranked No. 7 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches' Poll. The No. 7 ranking ties the highest rank for the Badgers this year, as Wisconsin began the season at No. 7. Wisconsin also holds the top spot in the Great Lakes Regional, according to the USTFCCCA rankings.

• At the 2012 Big Ten Championship, the Badgers placed four runners in the top seven, winning with a team score of 33 points. Senior Maverick Darling led UW and finished second overall in 23 minutes, 35 seconds. Seniors Mohammed Ahmed, Reed Connor and Rob Finnerty finished third, sixth and seventh, respectively. Darling, Ahmed, Connor and Finnerty each earned first-team All-Big Ten honors.


WISCONSIN FINISHES FOURTH AT WISCONSIN ADIDAS INVITATIONAL
• The No. 20-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team earned an impressive fourth-place finish with a team score of 217 points at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational at the Zimmer Championship Course on Oct. 17.

• Redshirt freshman Malachy Schrobilgen and junior Michael Van Voorhis led the way for the Badgers. Schrobilgen finished the 8-kilometer course 20th overall in 23 minutes, 38 seconds, while Van Voorhis crossed the line 21st a second later in 23:39. Remarkably, both athletes set new personal records by over 40 seconds.

• Senior Alex Brill finished 46th overall with a time of 23:59, while junior Alex Hatz placed 58th in 24:05. Senior Jacob Naylor was the fifth Badger to complete the race, crossing the finish line 72nd in 24:11.

• Redshirt senior Rob Finnerty, in his season debut, finished 115th (24:26), while fellow senior Drew Shields placed 207th (25:09).

BADGERS NEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON WITH ADIDAS INVITATIONAL
• Wisconsin is ranked No. 20 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches Poll and is second, behind Indiana, in the Great Lakes Region in the latest regional rankings released by the USTFCCCA.

• The Badgers will host five of the nation's top-10 teams at the adidas Invitational, including No. 3 Northern Arizona, No. 5 BYU, No. 6 Arkansas, No. 7 Portland and No. 8 Columbia. In all, 36 teams will compete at the meet this weekend, including 20 of top 30 teams in the latest USTFCCCA poll.

• The Badgers are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown where they competed against three other ranked teams in No. 12 Oregon, No. 9 Syracuse and No. 25 Providence.

• Junior Michael Van Voorhis earned a top-10 finish in Boston to earn Big Ten Runner of the Week on Oct. 1.

• The Badgers have won two meets this year, as UW claimed victories at the Badger Opener on Sept. 6 and at the Sycamore Invitational on Sept. 15.

• A different team has won the team title at the adidas Invitational in each of the past four years. Stanford won in 2012, while Wisconsin won the title in 2011. Indiana was victorious in 2010, while Syracuse won the first running of the meet in 2009.

• Maverick Darling earned a fifth-place finish to pace the Badgers at the 2012 adidas Invitational. UW finished 17th as a team.

• At last year's meet, Arizona's Lawi Lalang defended his meet title by winning the individual crown in 23:03, breaking his own meet record of 23:10 set in 2011. UW's Rob Finnerty was 62nd in 24:05, Alex Hatz was 89th in 24:14 and Michael Brice was 157th in 24:31. Rounding out the score for the Badgers was Michael Van Voorhis, who was 176th in 24:36.

• Last season, the Badgers were the NCAA runner-up with a team score of 135 points at the 2012 NCAA Championship.

• UW returns four runners from the NCAA runner-up team in Rob Finnerty, Alex Hatz, Michael Van Voorhis and Alex Brill. Finnerty and Hatz each scored for the Badgers last year, as Finnerty finished 49th and Hatz was 113th.

• Wisconsin claimed its 11th-consecutive Great Lakes Regional title on its own Thomas Zimmer Championship Course and captured an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Championship. UW will once again host the Great Lakes Regional this year.

• The Badgers claimed their 14th-consecutive conference title at the 2012 Big Ten Championship and Wisconsin head coach Mick Byrne was named 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year, marking the fifth time he has won the award while he has been at Wisconsin and the 22nd year he has earned the award.

UW FINISHES SECOND AT 2012 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
• No. 4-ranked Wisconsin finished as the NCAA runner-up with a team score of 135 points Saturday in Louisville, Ky. at the 2012 NCAA Championship.

• The Badgers were led by seniors All-Americans Mohammed Ahmed, Reed Connor and Maverick Darling. Ahmed led UW, finishing eighth in 29 minutes, 23 seconds. Darling finished 11th in 29:30 and Connor finished right behind in 12th in 29:31.

• With his eighth-place finish, senior Mohammed Ahmed earned his fourth-consecutive All-America honor, becoming the seventh Badger to become a four-time All-American.

• Darling and Connor both ran the 10-kilometer race in personal-best times, shaving more than 30 seconds off their previous records of 30:07 and 30:08. They both earned their second All-America honors.

• Darling and Connor were the first two American-born runners to cross the finish line, as the top 10 runners were all either foreign born or international citizens.

• Senior Rob Finnerty and sophomore Alex Hatz rounded out the scoring for the Badgers. Finnerty crossed the finish line in 49th in 30:16 and Hatz finished 113th in 30:52. Sophomore Michael Van Voorhis finished 204th (31:45) and junior Alex Brill finished 211th (31:51).

• In its NCAA-record 41st-straight NCAA apearance, UW extended its NCAA record to 22 top-three national meet finishes. Arkansas is second with 20 and Oregon is third with 18.


WISCONSIN LOOKS TO DEFEND NATIONAL TITLE
• No. 6-ranked Wisconsin looks to defend its national title Saturday in Lousiville, Ky., as the Badgers head to the 2012 NCAA Championship.

• The Badgers boast three returning All-Americans in seniors Mohammed Ahmed, Reed Connor and Maverick Darling.

• Ahmed led the Badgers with a fifth-place individual finish last season to earn his third-consecutive All-America laurel.

• UW won the program's fifth national title last season by claiming the 2011 NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, Ind., with a team score of 97 points, defeating two-time defending champion Oklahoma State, which finished second with 139 points.

• The Badgers also won national championships in 1982, 1985, 1988 and 2005.

• Wisconsin has qualified for every championship meet since 1972, extending its NCAA-record streak of consecutive NCAA championship appearances to 41 straight.

• Colorado holds the second-longest active streak for consecutive championship meet appearences with 20. Arkansas made 37 consecutive NCAA appearances before not qualifying in 2011.

• UW owns the NCAA record with 30 top-five NCAA championship finishes. Arkansas is second with 24 and Oregon is third with 23.

• UW also has an NCAA-record 21 top-three NCAA championship finishes. Arkansas is second with 20 and Oregon is third with 18.


BADGERS WIN 11-STRAIGHT REGIONAL CROWN

• No. 6-ranked Wisconsin claimed its 11th-consecutive Great Lakes Regional title on its own Thomas Zimmer Championship Course last Friday and captured an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Championship.

• Wisconsin won the 10-kilometer event with a team score of 43 points. Senior Mohammed Ahmed won the individual title in a time of 30 minutes, 37 seconds.

• The Badgers had five runners finish in the top 16 overall, including three in the top six. Seniors Maverick Darling and Reed Connor finished fifth and sixth with times of 30:47 and 30:53, respectively. Junior Alex Brill and senior Rob Finnerty turned in strong performance of their own, finishing 15th and 16th with identical times of 31:29.

• UW's run of 11 straight crowns is the longest championship streak in Great Lakes Regional history, which dates back to the NCAA's adoption of the regional format in 1972.

• All-time, UW has claimed a record 28 NCAA Great Lakes Regional championships.


WISCONSIN CLAIMS 14TH-STRAIGHT BIG TEN TEAM TITLE
• The No. 20-ranked Badgers claimed their 14th-consecutive conference title at the 2012 Big Ten Championship at Forest Akers East Course in East Lansing, Mich. on Sunday, Oct. 28.

• Wisconsin's run of 14 straight crowns is the longest in conference history, extending a streak that began in 1999. It is also the fourth-longest title streak in Big Ten history in any sport, trailing only Iowa wrestling (25 straight), Indiana men's swimming and diving (20), and Michigan men's tennis (16).

• The Badgers placed four runners in the top seven, winning with a team score of 33 points.

• Wisconsin was led by senior Maverick Darling, who finished second overall, crossing the finish line in a time of 23:35.

• Senior Mohammed Ahmed made his season debut, finishing third in a time of 23:36.

• Seniors Reed Connor and Rob Finnerty finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in times of 23:47 and 24:02. Finnerty shaved 3 seconds off his previous best time for an 8K race.

• Ahmed, Darling, Connor and Finnerty each earned first-team All-Big Ten honors.

• Ahmed and Darling became the seventh and eighth runners in Big Ten history to earn first-team All-Big Ten accolades in four consecutive seasons. The pair join Jason Casiano (1991-94) and Chris Solinsky (2003-06) as the only Badgers to accomplish the rare feat.

• Connor claimed his second-consecutive first-team All-Big Ten honor, while Finnerty notched his first.

• Alex Brill rounded out the scoring for UW, crossing the line 15th. He finished in a personal-best time of 24:13, shaving six seconds off his previous 8K mark.

• Sophomores Alex Hatz and Michael Van Voorhis finished 23rd and 36th, respectively, in times of 24:27 and 24:39.

• Head coach Mick Byrne was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the fifth-straight season. Combined with the 17 consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference honors he compiled from 1991 to 2007 as the head coach at Iona, Byrne has earned a league coach of the year award in each of the last 22 seasons.


CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
• The 2012 Big Ten Championship was the 96th Big Ten men's championship and Wisconsin won its 46th all-time team title. By winning 46 of the first 96 Big Ten meets, the Badgers have claimed a staggering 48 percent of the league's championships.

• UW earned its 14th-straight Big Ten crown. Only one other program in the 96-year history of the Big Ten championship has claimed at least 14 championships TOTAL: Michigan State, with 14.

• Since the Big Ten moved to an 8-kilometer championship race in 1985, Wisconsin has claimed 25 of the league's 28 team championships (89.2 percent).

• Since the late Dan McClimon won his first title as UW head coach in 1977, the Badgers have claimed 31 of the last 36 Big Ten championships (86.1 percent).


DARLING LEADS IN DEBUT
• The No. 20-ranked Badgers finished 17th overall, finishing with a team score of 489 points in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational at Zimmer Championship Course on Oct. 12.

• Wisconsin was led by senior Maverick Darling, who finished fifth overall, crossing the finish line in a time of 23:28 in his season debut.

• Darling was honored as the Big Ten Men's Runner of the Week by the league for his fifth-place finish.

• Senior Reed Connor ran unattached for UW, finishing 18th overall in a time of 23:43 in his season debut.

• Senior Rob Finnerty was second to cross the line for the Badgers, finishing 62nd overall in a personal best time of 24:05. Sophomore Alex Hatz was third for UW, finishing 89th in a personal best 24:14.

• Junior Michael Brice finished fourth for UW and 157th overall in a time of 24:31, while sophomore Michael Van Voorhis rounded out the scoring for the Badgers in fifth and  176th overall in a personal best 24:36.

• Juniors Alex Brill and Neal Berman finished 6th and 7th for UW, finishing 210th and 286th overall in 24:49 and 25:55, respectively.

• The Badgers won the "B" race, finishing with a team score of 60 points. Wisconsin was led by senior Danny Buechel's fourth-place finish in 24:37, freshman Sam Hacker's fifth-place finish in a personal best 24:41, and sophomore Jacob Naylor's seventh-place finish in a personal best 24:42.


COACH OF THE QUARTER-CENTURY
• UW head coach Mick Byrne has put the Badgers on the podium at the NCAA championship three times in his four years as the Badgers' head coach. He led UW to a fourth-place finish in his first season (2008) and returned to the podium with a third-place showing in 2010 and the national title in 2011.

• Byrne won his fourth Big Ten championship in as many seasons at the helm of the Badgers' program in 2011, as well as his fourth-straight NCAA Great Lakes Regional crown.

• Including his time at Iona College prior to coming to UW, Byrne has won 21 consecutive conference championships. Under Byrne's direction, Iona claimed 17 straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference crowns from 1991 to 2007. In fact, Byrne's teams have claimed conference titles in 21 of his 23 years as a head coach.

• Byrne also has earned 21 consecutive league coach-of-the-year awards -- 17 straight MAAC honors at Iona from 1991 to 2007 and four consecutive Big Ten awards at UW from 2008 to 2011.


BADGERS RETURN ALL-AMERICA DUO
• The Badgers are led by returning All-Americans Mohammed Ahmed and Reed Connor and senior Maverick Darling, a second-year team captain.

• As a junior, Mohammed Ahmed finished 5th at the 2011 Cross Country Championships to earn All-America honors. He is also a two-time first-team All-Region and All-Big Ten selection.

• Also as a junior, Reed Connor finished 36th at the 2011 Cross Country Championships to earn All-America honors. He is a two-time first-team All-Region selection and was a 2011 first-team All-Big Ten selection.


UW IN MIDST OF DEFENDING PROGRAM'S FIFTH NATIONAL TITLE
• UW won the program's fifth national title last season by claiming the 2011 NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, Ind., with a team score of 97 points, defeating two-time defending champion Oklahoma State, which finished second with 139 points.

• Then-junior Mohammed Ahmed finished fifth overall and first for UW with a time of 29 minutes and 6 seconds in the 10-kilometer race. Seniors Elliot Krause and Ryan Collins finished 17th and 23rd overall and second and third for UW with times of 29:41 and 29:52, respectfully.

• Then-juniors Reed Connor and Maverick Darling finished 36th and 46th overall and fourth and fifth for UW in 30:08 and 30:20, respectfully.

• The Badgers also won national championships in 1982, 1985, 1988 and 2005.


BRILL, BADGERS, WIN NINTH-CONSECUTIVE MEET TITLE
• The Badgers won its ninth-consecutive team title with a victory at the 40th-annual Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational on Sept. 29 in Chicago.

• UW scored 51 points to win the 8-kilometer race, claiming three of the top five spots.

• Junior Alex Brill led UW, finishing third overall with a time of 24:40, his third fastest career 8K time.

• Sophomores Jake Erschen and Michael Van Voorhis placed fourth and fifth overall, crossing the finish line at 24:46 and 24:48, respectively. Both times are 8k personal bests.

• Junior Jacob Naylor finished 20th overall and fourth for UW at 25:25. Freshman Sam Hacker rounded out the scoring for UW in 23rd place at 25:33.

• Freshman Jack Stapleton finished 25th at 25:38 and senior Danny Buechel finished 31st at 25:47.


GROUP EFFORT LEADS UW TO WOLFIE INVITATIONAL WIN
• The Badgers won the team title at the Wolfie Invitational on Sept. 15 in Stony Brook, N.Y. UW scored 20 points to earn the victory, as the Badgers swept places 2-6.

• Senior Rob Finnerty, junior Neal Berman, sophomore Alex Hatz and junior Michael Brice crossed the finish line together in a time of 25:35.

• Sophomore Jake Erschen finished just behind in sixth to round out the scoring for UW with a time of 25:42.

• Freshmen Sam Hacker and Jack Stapleton claimed 12th and 13th place, respectively, in 26:04.

• In his Badgers debut, sophomore Jacob Naylor finished 15th overall in 26:12.


BADGERS WIN FOURTH-ANNUAL BADGER OPENER
• Wisconsin won its first meet of the 2012 season by claiming five of the top six spots to earn a team score of 19 points at the 6.3-kilometer Badger Opener at the Zimmer Championship Course on Sept. 7.

• Junior Alex Brill led the Badgers, claiming the individual title with a time of 18 minutes and 50 seconds.

• Junior Neal Berman finished third with a time of 18:53.

• Freshman Sam Hacker finished fourth at 19:00 and senior Rob Finnerty claimed 5th a second later in 19:01. Sophomore Mike VanVoorhis rounded
out the scoring for UW in sixth at 19:05.


A LOOK BACK AT THE 2011 CAMPAIGN
• The Badgers claimed the program's fifth NCAA championship with a team score of 97 points Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.

• Junior Mohammed Ahmed, senior Ryan Collins, junior Reed Connor and senior Elliot Krause had All-America finishes to help earn the title.

• UW won its 10th-straight Great Lakes Regional title in Toledo, Ohio on Nov. 12 with a winning score of 50 points.

• The Wisconsin men's cross country team won its 13th-straight Big Ten championship in Urbana, Ill. The Badgers' team score of 17 points was one point shy of the team record of 16 set in 2005 at the same meet.

• Junior Mohammed Ahmed earned Big Ten Athlete of the Year, finishing the 8-kilometer race in a meet-record time of 23:18 to win the individual title at the Big Ten championship.

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