GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Utah Valley University won its third consecutive Great West Conference Men's Cross Country Championship today at Ray Richards Golf Course.
The Wolverines finished with 43 team points to defeat runner-up Texas-Pan American (74 points) ion the 8K race.
Houston Baptist's Matt Perri took first place in the individual standings with a time of 25:12.66.
The host Fighting Sioux placed fifth with 103 points. UND had been picked fifth in the Great West preseason poll.
UND senior Tyler Rose (Brainerd, Minn.), running his last race as a Sioux, earned All-GWC second team honors with an eighth-place finish. Rose recorded a time of 25:49.93.
Rose was joined in the top 18 by a pair of teammates. Freshman Nick Lindstrom (Shakopee, Minn.) placed 17th with a time of 26:20.52, while sophomore James Dean (Brainerd, Minn.) clocked in at 26:21.57 to finish 18th.
Post-race video coming soon.
Great West Conference Men's Awards
Team champion: Utah Valley
Coach of the Year: Scott Houle, UVU
Athlete of the Year: Matt Perri, HBU
Freshman of the Year: Trevor Sharp, UVU
All-GWC First Team: Matt Perri (HBU), Mathew Kotut (UTPA), Cliff Nielson (UVU), Maximo Mendoza (HBU), Macy Butterfield (UVU), Luis Serrano (UTPA), Trevor Sharp (UVU)
All-GWC Second Team: Tyler Rose (UND), Christian Baumbach (NJIT), Daniel Rondon (NJIT), Brian Mendez (NJIT), Mike Felix (UVU), Kelton Sears (SU), Sebastian Benavides (UTPA)
1. Utah Valley, 43 points
2. Texas-Pan American, 74 points
3. Houston Baptist, 88 points
4. NJIT, 92 points
5. North Dakota, 103 points
6. Seattle, 113 points
7. Chicago State, 197 points
8. Tyler Rose, 25:49.93
17. Nick Lindstrom, 26:20.52
18. James Dean, 26:21.57
27. Dwight Mandimika, 26:47.84
37. Ross Nelson, 27:33.60
38. Jerrod Braam, 27:43.41
46. Nate Peterson, 28:22.20
48. Kyle Economy, 28:26.18