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December 1, 1999

1999 Men's Cross Country Review

VIKINGS FINISH YEAR WITH THIRD PLACE FINISH IN COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN & 12th PLACE AT NCAA MIDWEST REGIONAL; BRAD SLUPIANEK TAKES 10th IN CCIW

Junior Brad Slupianek (Crystal Lake Central HS, Crystal Lake, IL) had an outstanding season in 1999 for the Augustana Vikings men's cross country team. Slupianek became the first Viking since 1996 to finish in the top 10 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin when he placed 10th at the conference meet on October 30 at Maxwell Park in Normal, Illinois.

Slupianek crossed the finish line with a time of 26:45.16 over the 8000-meter course. His effort helped Augustana place third in the team standings with 86 points. The last Augustana athlete to finish in the top 10 in the CCIW championship was All-American Ambo Bati, who won the individual title in 1996.

All season long Slupianek was among the team leaders for the Vikings, finishing as the top runner in five different meets. He won the 4000 meter division at the Wartburg Dan Huston Invitational on October 2 with a time of 12:58. His effort helped Augustana win the team title with 26 points over Wartburg and St. Olaf, among others. Slupianek was also sixth at the always tough Luther All-America Invitational way back on September 11 and that individual effort helped the Vikings to a second place finish.

Veteran head coach Paul Olsen had only two seniors among his own top 10 this year so the future looks bright for the Vikings. One of those seniors, David Martinez (Bear Creek HS, Morrison, CO) put together a solid season himself. Martinez was the Vikings top runner in three meets this year, including a second place finish in the Augustana Open and a 52nd place in the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional.

Augustana won the Wartburg Dan Huston Invitational, placed second in the Luther All-America Invitational, third in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational, Lamb Kohawk Invitational and CCIW.

1999 CCIW Men's Cross Country Championship

October 30, 1999

Maxwell Park, Normal, Illinois

8000 Meters

Team Scores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLACE

 

TEAM

 

POINTS

 

1.

 

North Central

 

15

 

2.

 

Elmhurst

 

73

 

3.

 

AUGUSTANA

 

86

 

4.

 

Carthage

 

141

 

5.

 

Millikin

 

146

 

6.

 

Wheaton

 

150

 

7.

 

Illinois Wesleyan

 

164

 

8.

 

North Park

 

234

Individual Top Ten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLACE

 

RUNNER

 

TEAM

 

TIME

 

1.

 

Colin Young

 

North Central

 

25:28.46

 

2.

 

Tim McCoskey

 

North Central

 

25:42.73

 

3.

 

Charles Califf

 

North Central

 

26:10.84

 

4.

 

Jeremy Borling

 

North Central

 

26:13.70

 

5.

 

Gregory Targosz

 

North Central

 

26:14.41

 

6.

 

Matt Fish

 

North Central

 

26:15.21

 

7.

 

Bryan Peiper

 

North Central

 

26:15.95

 

8.

 

Ed Riegert

 

North Central

 

26:20.51

 

9.

 

Andrew Medendorp

 

Illinois Wesleyan

 

26:25.83

 

10.

 

BRAD SLUPIANEK

 

AUGUSTANA

 

26:45.16

 

 

 

AUGUSTANA FINISHERS

 

 

 

 

 

17.

 

DAVID MARTINEZ

 

AUGUSTANA

 

27:05.62

 

19.

 

BRIAN JACKSON

 

AUGUSTANA

 

27:11.66

 

24.

 

CRAIG LAWRENCE

 

AUGUSTANA

 

27:30.22

 

27.

 

JOHN KNUDSON

 

AUGUSTANA

 

27:48.31

 

29.

 

DAVID QUALE

 

AUGUSTANA

 

28:11.78

 

31.

 

RUDY KOVACHEVICH

 

AUGUSTANA

 

28:15.31

 

39.

 

BRAXTON SHOWALTER

 

AUGUSTANA

 

28:43.59

 

40.

 

MATT FISHER

 

AUGUSTANA

 

28:45.09