Wisconsin Places Second at NCAA Men’s Cross Country Championships
November 18, 2012Richmond High School
Lexington, Ky. – Wisconsin placed second at the NCAA Men’s Cross Country
Championships on Saturday, with four Badger runners finishing in the top 50. Indiana
placed 18th at the national meet, while Michigan took 23rd and Michigan State
2011 Big Ten Athlete of the Year Mohammed Ahmed led the way for the Badgers, taking
eighth place individually. Maverick Darling placed 11th, while Reed Connor followed
at 12th and Robert Finnerty finished 49th. Ahmed, Darling and Connor each collected
All-America honors after placing in the top 40. The Badgers compiled 135 team
points, trailing only Oklahoma State (72).
All-American and Big Ten Athlete of the Year Zach Mayhew finished 14th for Indiana,
and Illinois’ Hunter Mickow and Jannis Topfer took 46th and 64th, respectively.