Men's Cross Country


UW-Platteville Hosts 2012 Pioneer Open

UW-Platteville Hosts 2012 Pioneer Open

At the 2012 Pioneer Open, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's cross country team swept the top seven places in a non-scored meet. The meet was held at Cole Acres in nearby Cuba City, which will also serve as the host to the 2012 WIAC Cross Country Championships, later this month.

The first person across the finish line was Joel Walden (pictured) for the Pioneers in a time of 26:55.9. Just under 13 seconds separated the next six runners for UW-Platteville including Matt Kocak (27:01.8), Ian LaMere (27:03.9), Sam Poser (27:09.3), Derek Fahrenkrug  (27:12.7), Jacob James (27:13.7) and Harrison Miles (27:14.7).

On the women's side, Alyssa Duncan and Paeton Wantuch of UW-Whitewater were the first (24:35.4) and second (24:54.4) runners across the line. The next five finishers were Pioneers including Jocelyn Orner (24:57.4), Kiera Depies (24:59.4), Teagan Seneczko (25:04.5), Olivia Bukowski (25:06.6) and Megan Knutson (25:07.2).

Both teams will next travel to the Drews-Neubauer Invite on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Maple Grove Golf Course in West Salem, Wisconsin.