Men's Cross Country Finishes Sixth at NCAA Regional

Men's Cross Country Finishes Sixth at NCAA Regional

LAKELAND, Fla. – The University of Tampa men's cross country team concluded its 2017 season with a sixth-place performance at the NCAA Division II South Regional.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: Sixth, 187 points
Overall Champion: Lee University (Tenn.), 82 points
Location: Holloway Park | Lakeland, Fla.
Host Institution: Florida Southern College
Distance: 10K
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
• Michael Wilson | 32nd overall, 34:33.71

Brent Turner | 33rd overall, 24:25.83

• Joe Weber | 37th overall, 34:41.47

• Brendan Twiggs | 39th overall, 34:43.67

OTHER NOTABLES:
Wilson paced the Spartans for the first time since the season opener. He had previously finished second on the team in his last three outings.

• After leading UT in the previous two races, Turner was second on the squad at the regional. He was in the Spartan top-three in all five of his races in 2017.

• Finishing outside the Spartan top-four were Mitch Arnold (56th), Nick Morfesi (70th) and Tyler Roberts (77th). 

• A total of 16 teams competed in the race.

• Joining Lee as the teams to advance to the NCAA Championships were second-place Alabama-Huntsville and third-place Saint Leo.

UP NEXT:
With the 2017 season complete, UT will set its sights for the 2018 season. Please visit TampaSpartans.com for complete information on UT cross country.

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