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November 6, 2009

2009 Season - Smith Finishes First in JV Cup

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Freshman Nathan Smith (Fenton HS, Bensenville, Ill.) took first place in the Junior Varsity Cup meet with a time of 26:57.  The meet was held at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa on Friday, November 6.  Luther College took first place in the meet scoring 36 points, followed by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in second with 43 points, and finishing third was Augustana with 45 points.

Freshman Kyle McNicholas (Carl Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) trailed Smith with a time of 27:03. Finishing third for Augustana and 11th overall was sophomore Brandon Gittelman (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) in 27:31 and junior Ryan Miller (Crystal Lake Central HS, Crystal Lake, Ill.) in a time of 27:41 finished was the fourth man and 12th overall.  Freshman Tommy Harris, 28:42 finished fifth for Augustana and 27th overall.  The sixth and seventh men for Augustana were Dennis O’Flaherty (Carl Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) and Jason Langslet (Mundelein HS, Mundelein, Ill.).  O’Flaherty was the 29th overall finisher in 28:55 and Langslet finished 31st overall in 29:16.

The Augustana varsity will compete at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Meet on Saturday, November 14 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.