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Irish Men Punch Ticket To NCAA Championships

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Notre Dame men’s cross country team assured itself a spot at the NCAA Championships on Friday, finishing second at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at the Zimmer Championship Course at Wisconsin.

The 19th-ranked Irish placed four in the top-25 to earn All-Region recognition, while all seven Irish runners finished in the top 30. No. 17 Purdue claimed the regional title, and the top four teams were separated by just eight points as the race remained tightly packed through eight kilometers.

Sophomore Dylan Jacobs led the way for the Irish, placing eighth in his first collegiate cross country 10K with a time of 30:20.5. Junior Yared Nuguse finished 10th in 30:28.9, followed by Andrew Alexander (15th, 30:44.1), Kevin Salvano (25th, 30:55.7) and Matthew Carmody (30:59.4) to round out Notre Dame’s scorers.

“We ran a great team race today and had all seven of our guys show up,” head men’s cross country coach Sean Carlson said. “This is great momentum going into the national meet and our boys are ready at the perfect time of the year.”

The Irish women placed fifth with 144 points and will find out whether they’ll qualify with an at-large NCAA bid during the NCAA Selection Show at 5 p.m. ET Saturday on

Michigan State won the women’s region with 49 points in the 6K race, followed by Michigan with 74, both earning automatic NCAA Championship bids. Wisconsin (100) and Ohio State (134) finished third and fourth, respectively, ahead of the Irish.

Graduate student Anna Rohrer led the Irish women with a fifth-place finish with a time of 20:11.4. She was joined on the All-Region team by sophomore Jackie Gaughan, who finished 16th in 20:49.5. Maddy Denner (38th), Jocelyn Long (42nd) and Erin Archibeck (43rd) rounded out the Irish top five.

Up Next

The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships are set to take place Saturday, November 23, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.


2019 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship
Zimmer Championship Course
Madison, Wis.
Nov. 16, 2019
Women’s Results
1. Michigan State 49
2. Michigan 74
3. Wisconsin 100
4. Ohio State 134
5. Notre Dame 144

5. Anna Rohrer 20:11.4*
16. Jackie Gaughan 20:49.5*
38. Maddy Denner 21:14.7
42. Jocelyn Long 21:21.8
43. Erin Archibeck 21:23.3
53. Annasophia Keller 21:35.2
78. Olivia Markezich 22:00.2

Men’s Results
1. Purdue 79
2. Notre Dame 85
3. Michigan 86
4. Indiana 87
5. Wisconsin 96

8. Dylan Jacobs 30:20.5*
10. Yared Nuguse 30:28.9*
15. Andrew Alexander 30:44.1*
25. Kevin Salvano 30:55.7*
27. Matthew Carmody 30:59.4
28. Brendan Fraser 31:00.4
29. Danny Kilrea 31:02.5