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Top-ranked UW-L men’s XC wins regional, automatic bid to NCAAs, while No. 12 UW-L women take 3rd and get at-large bid



UW-La Crosse’s men’s cross country team earned an automatic bid to the Division III National Championships on Nov. 11, 2023 (PHOTO: Adam Weyer, UW-L).

The UW-La Crosse men’s and women’s cross country teams are headed to the Division III National Championships.

ABOVE: The UW-La Crosse women’s cross country team takes part in the North Regional on Nov. 10, 2023 (PHOTO: Bob Mulock, UW-L).

The top-ranked UW-L men won the DIII North Regional over the weekend, with three runners placing in the Top 4 — Isaac Wegner in second (24:03.6 on the 8,000-meter course), Ethan Gregg third (24:03.7) and Grant Matthai fourth (24:16.4).

The win secured an automatic bid to Nationals.

Meanwhile, the 12th-ranked UW-L women’s team was awarded an at-large bid Sunday, after placing third in the North Regional.

The Eagles’ top runner was Katelyn Chadwick, finishing in 11th (22:06.1 on the 6,000-meter course)

UW-L takes part in the NCAA Championships Saturday at Big Spring High School in Newville, Penn. The women’s 6k begins at 10 a.m., followed by the men’s 10k at 11:15 a.m.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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