The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


November 15, 2012

Men's cross country regional notebook

— Atlantic Region

Team qualifiers: Edinboro 34, East Stroudsburg 95, Lock Haven 95

Individual leaders: 1, Alex Monroe, Lock Haven, jr., 30:41. 2, Frank Fezza, East Stroudsburg, sr., 30:43. 3, Bryan Deibel, Edinboro, jr., 30:59. 4, Matt Gillette, Shippensburg, sr., 31:07. 5, Stewart Jones, Wheeling Jesuit, sr., 31:20.

2011 NCAA: Edinboro 12th and Lock Haven 16th in team standings. … Monroe finished 10th in individual standings.

Notes: Edinboro placed six runners among top 11 in regional, and all seven runners earned all-region honors. … Edinboro has won two straight regional titles and 22 in school history. … East Stroudsburg has qualified its team for the first time since 1989. … Alex Monroe has won regional title two straight years.

Central Region

Team qualifiers: Augustana 31, Missouri Southern 98, Minnesota State-Mankato 108, Southwest Baptist 116

Individual leaders: 1, Travis Beniak, Augustana, jr., 29:57. 2, Adam Braun, Augustana, soph., 30:10. 3, Cory Keehn, Fort Hays St., soph., 30:22. 4, Phillip Miller, Southwest Baptist, sr., 30:24. 5, Eric Schott, Missouri Southern, soph., 30:27.

Missouri Southern qualifiers: 5, Eric Schott, soph., 30:27. 13, Jacob Benton, jr., 30:43. 19, Adrian Todd, soph., 30:52. 26, Andrew Webster, soph., 31:01. 40, Colton Wooldridge, soph., 31:25. 94, Ryan Jackson, fr., 32:57. 140, Nick Niggemann, jr., 34:46.

2011 NCAA: Augustana was sixth in the team standings, and the Vikings’ Paul Yak and Ryan Evans placed 11th and 32nd, respectively, in the individual standings.

Notes:  Keehn, Miller and Schott finished 1-2-3 in the MIAA Championships. ... Missouri Southern has qualified for the first time since it made four straight trips from 2006-09, taking 11th place in 2009 and 12th in 2007. Lions also qualified from 2002-04, placing seventh in 2002. ... Trenton Morris, sophomore who prepped at College Heights Christian School, was eighth in regional to help Southwest Baptist qualify a team for the second time in school history. ... Augustana had five of the top 11 runners in regional and six among the top 17. ... Augustana has finished sixth in the last two national meets. ... Minnesota State is making its first appearance since it was eighth in 2008

East Region

Team qualifiers:American International 48, Bentley 64, Stonehill 84

Individual leaders: 1, Jeff Veiga, Mass.-Lowell, sr., 28:53. 2, Mike Biwott, American International, fr., 29:16. 3, Glarius Rop, American-International, sr., 29:28. 4, Andrew Coehlo, Alelphi, sr., 29:45. 5, Rob Dextradeur, Bentley, sr., 30:12.

2011 NCAA: Stonehill was 21st in the team standings. … Rop was 17th and Coelho 29th in the individual standings.

Notes: Veiga also won regional title in 2010 and took third in NCAA but redshirted last year because of injury. … American International is making its first NCAA appearance in the program’s seven-year existence. … Stonehill, the regional and Northeast-10 Conference winner the last two years, is making its 10thh straight NCAA appearance. … Massachusetts-Lowell did not qualify its team for the first time since 1999.

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