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Men's Cross Country

Men's Cross Country Finishes 11th at Grinnell

Sep 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team opened the 2013 season on Saturday morning at the Les Duke Invitational hosted by Grinnell College. The Spartans finished 11th of 14 teams. UD had its opening meet at Illinois Wesleyan cancelled because of heat concerns. The top finisher for Dubuque was Payton Nevills in 25th place at 27:19 on the 8K course.

Nevills Leads Spartans at Brissman/Lundeen

Sep 27, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team finished 25th of 35 teams at the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational on Friday night. Sophomore Payton Nevills led the Spartans with a time of 26:51.0, the ninth fastest time in UD history at 8,000 meters. Nevills took 80th of 491 total runners.

Spartan Men Take 10th at Warrior Invitational

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Cross Country team competed at the Warrior Invitation hosted by Wisconsin Luther College on Saturday. The Spartans tied for 10th of 25 teams with 257 points. Payton Nevills was the top UD finisher in 19th place (of 234 runners).

Men's Cross Country Finishes Sixth at Lamb/Kohawk Invite

Oct 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Cross Country team took part in the Lamb/Kohawk Invitational. The Spartans finished in sixth place with 155 points. Jordan Murray edged teammate Javier Rodriguez by .3 seconds as the top UD finisher on the 8,000 meter course at Noelridge Park.

Men's Cross Country at Dr. Tucker

Oct 20, 2013
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. Payton Nevills led Dubuque through the 8,000 meter course with a time of 27:29.3 and 12th place.

Men's Cross Country at IIAC Championships

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team finished in eighth place at the Iowa Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning. The 8,000 meter race at the Central College Cross Country Course proved to be a difficulty course for the group. Payton Nevills led UD with a time of 26:56.0 in 26th place.

Men's Cross Country at NCAA Division III Regionals

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team finished in 25th place of 26 teams at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, hosted by St. Olaf College. The Spartans top finisher on the 8,000 meter course was Payton Nevills in 62nd place overall at 26:43.32. A total of 181 runners competed on Saturday morning at the St. Olaf Course through campus.

Cross Country Repeats as All-Academic Team

Feb 14, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men’s and Women's Cross Country teams earned the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team Award. The UD men earned the award for the second straight year. The Dubuque women tied for the 18th best Grade Point Average in Division-III at 3.63. A team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.1 to earn the award.

Men's Cross Country Place 5th at 53rd Les Duke

Sep 13, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's cross country team placed fifth overall among the 13 teams competing at the 53rd Les Duke Invitational 8K race on Saturday. The Spartans were paced by freshman Alec Bass, who finished just outside the Top-10, in 13th place in 26:39. Payton Nevills sandwiched between two Spartan freshmen was 20th overall in 27:05 as teammate Jack Lindsay crossed the finish line in 27:40.

Victory! Three Top-15 Finishes Guide Spartan Men to XC Win

Oct 5, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's cross country team edged out the host Wisconsin Lutheran by five points to earn their first title of the season. The duo of Payton Nevills (27:25) and Alec Bass (27:26) paced the harriers with a sixth and seventh place finish overall on the 8K course in West Allis, Wis.

Nevills 8th at Dr. Tucker Invite, Spartans 3rd Overall

Oct 17, 2014
The Spartans Payton Nevills placed 8th in 27:09 to help UD men's cross country team to a third place finish overall at the Dr. Tucker Invite with 86 points.