All I want to do is drink beer and train like an animal.
- Rod Dixon

I'm feeling rough. I'm feeling raw. I'm in the prime of my life.
- MGMT


News (Loosely Speaking): Wisconsin Track Club Wins College Nationals

The University of Wisconsin Track Club, the club team I used to train with during the
rare occasions where I was uninjured recently won the National Intercollegiate
Running Club Association Men's Cross Country. I only did about 3 races with team
and only recognize one or two people on the team but I'm still quite proud. Look at
these landslide results!

NIRCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
State College (Penn State)
Saturday November 8, 2008
Males 5.2 Miles

Entrants Finishers
Total 340 296
O'all  Team                                      Pace
Place Pts Bib Name Time /Mi Year Club
----- ----- ---- ------------------ ------- ----- ---- -----------
1 1 222 Matt Flaherty 26:54 5:11 GRAD Indiana University
2 2 299 Kelly Fermolye 27:05 5:13 GRAD Penn State University
3 253 Ryan Wilson 27:14 5:15 GRAD Miami University
4 3 648 Ben Garbe 27:16 5:15 SO University of Wisconsin
5 4 650 Nick Limoni 27:17 5:15 SO University of Wisconsin
6 5 649 Zach Bruns 27:19 5:16 SR University of Wisconsin
7 6 659 Joe Binder 27:30 5:18 GRAD University of Wisconsin
8 7 583 Keith Laverty 27:48 5:21 SR University of Oregon
9 8 169 Cameron Bell 27:59 5:23 GRAD Clemson University
10 9 493 Moses Peters 28:05 5:24 SO University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
11 10 582 Matt Barnhart 28:07 5:25 SR University of Oregon
12 11 152 Timothy Horst 28:08 5:25 SR Central Michigan University
13 12 491 Bruce Kaczmarick 28:11 5:26 SR University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
14 13 164 Jay Lumpkins 28:13 5:26 SR Clemson University
15 14 421 Andrew Jacobi 28:15 5:26 SO University of Illinois
16 15 579 Brad Russell 28:20 5:27 JR University of Oregon
17 16 422 Michael Spillone 28:22 5:28 SO University of Illinois
18 17 646 Dallas White 28:24 5:28 SR University of Wisconsin
19 18 313 Sean Clark 28:27 5:29 SR Penn State University
20 19 644 Scott Allen 28:27 5:29 SR University of Wisconsin
21 20 221 Josh Smith 28:30 5:29 SO Indiana University
22 21 474 Alex Prasad 28:38 5:31 SO University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
23 22 590 Chakir Bouchaib 28:43 5:32 SO University of Pennsylvania
24 23 512 Hal Brown 28:44 5:32 JR University of Minnesota
25 24 414 Stever Swirsky 28:45 5:32 SR University of Connecticut
26 25 488 Mike Roth 28:46 5:32 JR University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
27 26 219 Michael Philippsen 28:48 5:33 GRAD Indiana University
28 27 573 David Reid 28:49 5:33 SR University of Oregon
29 28 428 Mark Talbot 28:51 5:33 FR University of Illinois
30 29 634 Thomas McConnel 28:52 5:33 FR University of Virginia


Wow. They ran away with it. That's a legit squad. Most of those guys could definitely
run in college if they had gone anywhere else but the perennial DI powerhouse that is
Wisconsin's mens distance running. Their average time was a minute faster than then
the 2nd place team (Oregon) which scored 89 points.
Here are team results:

Place Points Team Name (Average Time Total Time)
----- ------- ----------------- ----------------------------

1. 35 University of Wisconsin ( 27:34 2:17:46)
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1 3 Ben Garbe 27:16
2 4 Nick Limoni 27:17
3 5 Zach Bruns 27:19
4 6 Joe Binder 27:30
5 17 Dallas White 28:24
6 ( 19) Scott Allen 28:27
7 ( 42) Kyle Hall 29:05


ON WISCONSIN!!! If you ever see me wearing my WTC singlet with the cow on the front
at track workouts now you know who they are.

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