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November 5, 2010

2010 Season - Justin Smith fifth at JV Cup

Augustana sophomore Justin Smith took fifth place Friday at Luther College's JV Cup in Decorah, Iowa.

DECORAH, Iowa-Augustana sophomore Justin Smith (Fenton HS, Bensenville, Ill.) took fifth place Friday at Luther College's JV Cup in Decorah, Iowa. Smith completed the eight-kilometer course in 26:48.6. Wisconsin-Eau Claire had the top three finishers, including individual winner Matt Scott, who ran a 26:22.1.

 Smith finished behind Scott, Kevin Weber and Michael Borglin of UW-Eau Claire and Luther's Andrew Papke-Larson. Vikings Ryan Miller (Crystal Lake Central HS, Crystal Lake, Ill.), a senior, and Tommy Harris (Assumption HS, Davenport, Iowa), a sophomore, finished seventh and eighth with times of 26:55.5 and 26:57.2, respectively.

 Junior Thomas Christian (Port Angeles HS, Port Angeles, Wash.) and freshman Matt Cwiok (Hersey HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill) ran 27:23.6 and 27:40.0 to earn 18th and 22nd place finishes, respectively. Cwiok edged out teammate Dennis O'Flaherty (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.), who finished in 23rd. Kevin Gray (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) was 25th. The sophomore O'Flaherty ran a 27:40.4 and Gray, a junior, finished in 27:44.8 to round out the Vikings' top seven.

 UW-Eau Claire finished with 24 points to win the event, followed by Luther with 47 points and Augustana with 56.

 Augustana hosts the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday, November 13. Start time is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Illinois.