Men's Cross Country at Dr. Tucker

Oct 20, 2013 | J.Crane

DUBUQUE, IOWA - The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team took advantage of the opportunity to run in town at the Dubuque Soccer Complex by competing in the Dr. Tucker Invitational, hosted by Loras College. UD and Loras each use the Soccer Complex as their home course so the Spartans were familiar with the terrain on Friday night. Payton Nevills (Savanna, Ill./West Carroll) led Dubuque through the 8,000 meter course that ran through the woods and hills on site with a time of 27:29.3 and 12th place. The Spartans finished third of five teams. 

Matt Zittritsch (Humboldt, Iowa/Humboldt) was the second Spartans finisher in 26th place at 28:56.3, a new personal record by 6.8 seconds. Jordan Murray (DeWitt, Iowa/Central DeWitt) was 6.5 seconds behind Zittritsch in 27th place at 29:02.8. Each of the top four finisher for UD were sophomore with Blair Burdt (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) coming in at 29:18.9 and 30th place. 

Freshman Jonathan Berland (Lime Springs, Iowa/Crestwood) was 39th overall with a time of 29:37.8.


3rd place - University of Dubuque      80 points
12   (9)   Payton Nevills   So.   27:29.3
26 (15) Matt Zittritsch So. 28:56.3
27 (16) Jordan Murray So. 29:02.8
30 (18) Blair Burdt So. 29:18.9
39 (22) Jonathan Berland Fr. 29:37.8
41 (24) David Ploenzke So.


56 (31) Devante Miller Jr. 31:46.9
57   Luke Elsbernd Sr. 32:30.4
61   Tyler Peugh So. 33:57.3


UP NEXT: The Spartans will compete at the Iowa Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 2nd. Start time for the men's race at the Central College XC Course is 12:00 pm. 

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