WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UMM Morris women’s cross country team was edged by St. Scholastica for the 2019 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) team title Saturday afternoon which took place at the Nemadji Golf Club. Freshman McKenna Langerud captured the UMAC individual title to lead the Cougars.
Scholastica (52) finished two points ahead of UMN Morris (54) for the team title.
Langerud ran to a time of 23:59.8 for the individual title, Kaitlyn Ladwig completed the 6k course in 24:32.2 to place fourth. Junior Alexa Yeager crossed the finish line in 24:44.4 to take seventh, Paige Stearns clocked in at 24:44.8 to place eighth, while freshman Taylor Prieve rounded out the scoring for the Cougars with a 36th-place finish.
Langerud, Ladwig, Yeager, and Stearns were all named First Team All-UMAC. The Cougars have won back-to-back individual titles at the UMAC Championships (Kat Novak – 2018).
1. St. Scholastica – 52 points
2. Minnesota Morris – 54 points
3. Wisconsin-Superior – 86 points
4. Crown – 89 points
5. Martin Luther – 138 points
6. Bethany Lutheran – 155 points
7. Northland – 160 points
8. Northwestern – 179 points
North Central – No Team Score
The Cougars head to Waverly, Iowa, for the NCAA Central Regional Championships on Saturday, Nov. 16. UMN Morris is slated to compete at 11 a.m.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UMN Morris men’s cross country team ran to a third-place finish Saturday afternoon at the 2019 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Championships, which took place at the Nemadji Golf Club. Senior Ryan Anderson led the Cougars with a fourth-place finish.
The Cougars tallied a team score of 72 points. Anderson clocked in at 27:26.9 to finish fourth, Joel Knopp placed 14th with his time of 28:11.9, Raymond Abraham crossed the finish line in 28:27.4 to place 16th, Benjamin Barnack was 24th with a time of 28:46.6, freshman Rory Shackelford rounded out the scoring for the Cougars with a 26th-place finish (28:57.0).
Anderson was named UMAC First Team All-Conference. Knopp and Abraham were tabbed UMAC Second Team All-Conference.
1. St. Scholastica – 19 points
2. Wisconsin-Superior – 69 points
3. Minnesota Morris – 72 points
4. Martin Luther – 114 points
5. Bethany Lutheran – 143 points
6. Northwestern – 147 points
7. Northland – 188 points
8. Crown – 211 points
North Central – No Team Score
The Cougars head to Waverly, Iowa, for the NCAA Central Regional Championships on Saturday, Nov. 16. UMN Morris is slated to compete at noon.
NEW ULM, Minn. – The UMN Morris football team (1-7, 1-5 UMAC) dropped a 49-0 decision at Martin Luther (7-1, 6-0 UMAC) Saturday afternoon.
Joshuah Kren caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from Ethan Aguilar with 10:08 to play in the first quarter to open up the scoring for the Knights. MLC then tacked on four more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 35-0 lead into halftime.
The Knights capped off the scoring with a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to bring the score to 49-0.
Marcos Luna led the Cougars with a career-best 18 tackles (15 solo, three assisted), Joseph Loija tallied 13 tackles (six solo, seven assisted).
Drew Shipley tied the school record for punts in a game (11) and set the school record for total punting yards (474 yards).
UMN Morris is set to host St. Scholastica on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. at Big Cat Stadium. Saturday’s game will be the 2019 home finale for the Cougars.
SWIMMING & DIVING
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The UMN Morris swimming & diving program opened its season with a 149-69 victory at Concordia-Moorhead Saturday afternoon.
The 200-yard medley relay of Ahnika Vininski, Caitlin Papke, Carolyn Curtis and Paulina Bekkum finished first with a time of 2:01.85. Papke tallied a time of 2:08.88 to finish first in the 200-yard freestyle and she also won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:17.08.
Olivia Salzwedel brought home a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.76. Tatiana Walker-Rozo clocked in at 2:38.88 to place first in the 200-yard IM.
Taryn Longshore recorded a score of 187.30 for a first-place finish in the 1-meter dive, Curtis swam a time of 1:08.78 to place first in the 100-yard butterfly, Vininski finished first in the 100-yard backstroke with her time of 1:08.22. Lacher also placed first in the 1-meter dive with her score of 136.85. The 200-yard freestyle relay of Salzwedel, Liz Melssen, Curtis, and Bekkum recorded a time of 1:48.72 to place first
The Cougars host Northern State on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Cougar Pool.