HOUGHTON, Mich. – The 2022 postseason rolls on for the Michigan Tech cross country squads as the Huskies take on the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning (Nov. 19) at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The men will take to the races first, running the 10k course at 10:30 am, with the women’s 6k race taking place at 11:30 am Live results will be available here.
The Huskies started the postseason at the GLIAC Championships on Nov. 4 in New Boston, Michigan. Senior Michelle Bollini earned Second Team All-GLIAC with her 23rd-place finish to lead the women to a fourth-place finish. Also scoring for the Black & Gold were Sam Kurkowski (30th), Hannah Loughlin (32nd), Jesse Jacobusse (38th) and Elsa Huckels (40th).
The men of Michigan Tech earned a bronze finish as Clayton Sayen (5th) and Drew Kolodge (6th) ran to First Team All-GLIAC status. Nick McKenzie made Second Team All-GLIAC with his 20th-place finish. Stephen Loparo and Henry Snider rounded out the top five for the Huskies placing 26th and 29th, respectively.
Sayen earned All-Region honors following his 11th-place finish at the Midwest Regionals last season. As a team, the men of Michigan Tech will look to make it to the big dance for the third consecutive year.
The women will look to punch their ticket to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2019, a squad in which Sam Kurkowski was the No. 4 runner for the huskies.
Regionally, the men’s squad hold down the fourth spot, with GLIAC foes Grand Valley State and Saginaw Valley State taking first and third, respectively. Walsh of the G-MAC is ranked second in the Midwest Region.
The women of Michigan Tech are currently ranked ninth in the Midwest Region following movement from seven teams in the most recent regional poll.
The top three teams from each regional meet will automatically advance to the championship finals (24 teams total). Ten at-large teams will be selected by the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Committee using the selection criteria found here. There is no limit to the number of at-large teams that may be selected from any given region.
The top two individuals who are not part of a qualifying team will automatically advance to the championship finals (16 individuals total). All individuals who finish in the top five at the regional meet and are not part of a qualifying team will automatically advance to the championships finals. The next eight individuals will be selected at large.