Green Knights Place Sixth at MWC Championship

From Sports Information Director, October 29, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

RIPON - St. Norbert College placed sixth at the Midwest Conference Championship hosted by Ripon College.

The Green Knights finished with a total of 154 points. Lawrence University won with 51 points, ending Grinnell College's 14-year streak with at least a share of the team championship. The Pioneers finished two points back with 53 points. Lawrence's Sam Stevens was the conference champion in 25 minutes 10 seconds.

The Green Knights were led by Nathan Heppe's 21st-place finish in 26:34. Brady Bemis followed in 28th place in 26:55, while Michael Heise was 32nd in 27:11. Michael Linzmeier was 27th in 27:22, and Benny Swift was 41st in 27:33.

Rounding out St. Norbert's top seven were Augie Yates' 42nd-place finish in 27:33 and Hayden Hoffmann's 46th-place showing in 27:49.