|Concordia will be looking to improve on their 11th-place finish at the 2008 MIAC Championship Meet.|
|Cobbers Prepare For MIAC Meet|
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: October 28, 2009
MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/28/09)--The Concordia men’s cross country team will enter the 2009 MIAC Championship Meet on the heels of their first season win. The Cobbers claimed the overall team championship at the Cobber Invite on Oct. 16. Concordia has also recorded two other top 5 ream finishes in 2009. CC placed third at the NDSU Bison Invite in the opening outing of the year. They then finished fourth at the Jimmie Invitational on Oct. 2.
Individually Concordia will be led by freshman Brad McConn (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) who has led the team in all but one meet this season. McConn’s top finish came at the Jimmie Invite where he ran a personal best time of 27:25 and finished in sixth place. It was his fourth straight PR of the season. Following closely behind McConn will be Paul Lillehaugen (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) who is coming off the best meet of his career. Lillehaugen clocked a 28:22.3 at the Cobber Invite and placed fourth.
Rounding out the top five at the conference meet for the Cobbers should be the trio Mike Reponen (Sr., Baxter, Minn./Brainerd HS), Brandon Huether (Lisbon, N.D.) and Adam Mousel (Fr., Northfield, Minn.). Reponen and Huether were two of only four CC runners to compete at the Roy Griak Invite and Mousel has been in the team’s top five in the last two meets and at the Cobber Invite he was the second-highest finisher on the team with a time of 28:37.8.