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Titans Place Ninth At Kollege Town Sports Invitational

Andrew Rathkamp finished 61st among the 452 runners at the Kollege Town Sports Invitational.
Andrew Rathkamp finished 61st among the 452 runners at the Kollege Town Sports Invitational.

UW-Oshkosh hosted the Kollege Town Sports Men's Cross Country Invitational on Saturday (Oct. 19) at the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne and the result was a ninth-place finish for the Titans.

The meet featured 452 runners and representation from 34 collegiate programs.

The top UW-Oshkosh finisher in the 8,000-meter race was Cody Chadwick, who placed 27th with a time of 25:37. Chadwick finished 75th among the 350 runners at last year's meet.

UW-Oshkosh had two other runners finish in the top 100, Andrew Rathkamp who placed 61st with a time of 26:01 and Steven Potter who finished 96th in 26:26.

The Titans also had Andrew George finish 108th with a time of 26:36, Mitchell Bradford 125th in 26:46, Spencer Muffler 135th in 26:51, Andrew Muskevitsch 146th in 27:00, Noah Bruehl 156th in 27:08, Joe Kehoe 186th in 27:29 and Jason Ford 224th in 27:55.

Nick Matteucci from Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.) captured the individual title with a time of 24:44. Matthew Osmulski from North Central College (Ill.) finished second in 24:51, Joe Freiburger from Wartburg College (Iowa) third in 24:55, Ryan Cutter from University of Chicago (Ill.) fourth in 24:58 and Alec Beutel from North Central College fifth in 25:05. Osmulski also finished second in last year's race.

Three-time defending NCAA Division III champion North Central College scored 46 points to win its second straight Kollege Town Sports Invitational title. The Cardinals were followed by second-place Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (Calif.) with 79 points, third-place Wartburg College with 102 and fourth-place University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis with 105.

Rounding out the top 10 teams were sixth-place Calvin University (Mich.) with 114 points, seventh-place UW-Stout with 227, eighth-place UW-Eau Claire with 246, ninth-place UW-Oshkosh with 303 and 10th-place Wheaton College (Ill.) with 387.

North Central College entered Saturday's meet as the top-ranked NCAA Division III program in the nation by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Other nationally ranked Division III teams competing in the meet were third-ranked Wartburg College, fourth-ranked Washington University in St. Louis, ninth-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 10th-ranked University of Chicago, 13th-ranked Calvin University, 23rd-ranked UW-Stevens Point, 28th-ranked UW-Eau Claire, 31st-ranked UW-Oshkosh and 33rd-ranked UW-Stout.

UW-Oshkosh will host a four-team meet Friday (Oct. 25) at the Lake Breeze Golf Club.

2019 Kollege Town Sports Invitational Website

Written by Sydney Szalinski, UW-Oshkosh Sports Information