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Men's cross country looking forward to 2013

Even thought the losses absorbed by the Augustana men's cross country team because of graduation claimed several key contributors, head coach Paul Olsen is optimistic that his 2013 Augustana Vikings will be able to surprise people. With 13 letter winners returning, including four top-seven runners, Olsen thinks the opportunity is there for this unit to have considerable success.

Image: 2013 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW

2013 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW

Men's cross country coach Paul Olsen led the Vikings to a victory at the Augustana Invite and a third place finish at the CCIW Championships. He looks to build upon that success with 13 returning letterwinners.

Image: Men's cross country will host Midwest Regional in 2013

Men's cross country will host Midwest Regional in 2013

Two home meets are on the 2013 Augustana men's cross country schedule and both will be important for veteran head coach Paul Olsen and his Vikings. The Brissman-Lundeen Invitational, which annually attracts 30-plus teams, will be on Friday, September 27 at Saukie Golf Course and the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional will be Saturday, November 16, also at Saukie.

Image: 2012 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW

2012 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW

The Augustana Vikings put together another sterling year in 2012, finishing the season ranked 31st in NCAA Division III. In addition, senior Jonathan Smith earned NCAA Division III All-American status.

Image: Men's cross country awards announced

Men's cross country awards announced

It should come as no surprise that Augustana senior Jonathan Smith (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) was named as the Most Valuable Runner honors for the 2012 men's cross country team. Smith, one of three senior captains for the Vikings this past season, earned NCAA Division III All-America honors at the national meet on November 17 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

 

 

Scores

11.17.2012
Augustana vs. NCAA Championship
Jonathan Smith All-American 34th

11.10.2012
Augustana vs. NCAA Regional
9th

11.2.2012
Augustana vs. J.V. Cup
2nd of 5

10.27.2012
Augustana vs. CCIW Championships
3rd of 8

10.13.2012
Augustana vs. UW-Oshkosh Invite
6th of 38

10.6.2012
Augustana vs. Pre Nationals
2nd of 30

9.21.2012
Augustana vs. Brissman-Lundeen Invitational
1st if 34

9.14.2012
Augustana vs. Illinois Intercollegiate Championships
5th of 36

8.31.2012
Augustana vs. WIU Invite
2nd of 7