Sabercat Men Qualify Three for NCCAA Nationals

Photo credit: Jennifer Dunlop
Photo credit: Jennifer Dunlop


MEQUON, Wis. -- Cameron Rankin, Robert Kile, and David Williams all qualified for NCCAA Nationals at the season's first meet as the MBU Men's Cross Country Team finished in fourth place today at the Ken Weidt Classic.

Rounding out the squad were returning runners James Rossiter and TJ Lacock, while Drew Smith joined the group of veterans, getting his first taste of the collegiate scene.

The course was slow, as the rain-soaked grounds of the CUW campus inflated times across the board. The Sabercats bested a couple of NACC programs, as Lakeland University and Dominican finished fifth and sixth, respectively.


  • Event: Ken Weidt Classic
  • Men: 4th of 6 / 108 pts
  • First Runner: Cameron Rankin - 7th - 30:00 (8K)
  • Location: Mequon, Wis. / Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Next: Saturday, September 29 at Warrior Invitational 



The Sabercats have already qualified three of the maximum seven runners for the season finale. To qualify, runners must finish an official 8K event with a mark of 34:00 or better. Smith, Rossiter, and Lacock will look to cut their times to join the trio of qualifiers from today's event.