UW men, Michigan women win Big Ten XC Championships

Wisconsin won its 14th consecutive and 46th overall Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Championship on Sunday, placing four runners in the top 10 en route to the title. The Badgers were led by Maverick Darling, and Mohammed Ahmed, who placed second and third, respectively.

Indiana’s Zach Mayhew took home the individual crown, running the 8,000 meter course in 23:29. Michigan placed second in the team standings with 65 points, while Indiana finished third with 79 points. Indiana’s Andy Bayer and Michigan’s Dan Lowry rounded out the individual top five. The complete All-Big Ten teams can be found below.

First Team All-Big Ten
Andy Bayer, IND
Zach Mayhew, IND
Dan Lowry, MICH
Mohammed Ahmed, WIS
Reed Connor, WIS
Maverick Darling, WIS
Robert Finnerty, WIS

Second Team All-Big Ten
Hunter Mickow, ILL
Jannis Topfer, ILL
Mark Beams, MICH
Morsi Rayyan, MICH
John Simons, MINN
Donald Roys, OSU
Matt McClintock, PUR


The No. 7 Michigan women’s cross country team captured the team title at the 2012 Big Ten Championships on Sunday at Forest Akers Golf Course. U-M’s top five finishers were Rebecca Addison, Amanda Eccleston, Jillian Smith, Shannon Osika and Taylor Manett.

Team Standings
1. Michigan – 55
2. Michigan State – 75
3. Penn State – 96
4. Minnesota – 134
5. Wisconsin – 147
6. Ohio State – 170
7. Northwestern – 185
8. Indiana – 197
9. Illinois – 216
10. Iowa – 228
11. Purdue – 248
12. Nebraska – 397

Top 10 Finishers
1. Sara Kroll, Michigan State – 20:12.4
2. Mareike Schrulle, Iowa – 20:16.8
3. Rebecca Addison, Michigan – 20:21.7
4. Leah O’Connor, Michigan State – 20:24.6
5. Rebekka Simko, Penn State – 20:26.5
6. Ashely Beutler, Wisconsin – 20:28.1
7. Gabi Anzalone, Wisconsin – 20:30.7
8. Courtney Yaeger, Illinois – 20:34.9
9. Laura Docherty, Minnesota – 20:35.4
10. Amanda Eccleston, Michigan – 20:35.5


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