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Saccoman's time of 27:00.3 led all UND runners.
Men's cross country eighth at Big Sky Championship
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Updated: Tuesday 10/27/2012 21:13:28 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The University of North Dakota men's cross country team placed eighth today at the Big Sky Conference Championship, the program's first-ever appearance at the league's championship meet.

Host Northern Arizona ran away with its sixth consecutive men's championship, paced by the meet's top three individual performers and four of the top seven. NAU's Brian Shrader took first place with a time of 24:55.9. He was followed by teammates Matt McElroy and Futsum Zienasellassie, who finished second and third, respectively. The Wildcats finished with 24 points to defeat runner-up Weber State (54).

North Dakota placed eighth with 223 points to finish ahead of Eastern Washington, Northern Colorado and Portland State.

Junior Sam Saccoman (Hibbing, Minn.) capped his first season at North Dakota by pacing the team with a time of 27:00.3. Teammates Nate Peterson (Horace, N.D.), Jerrod Braam (Jr., Pequot Lakes, Minn.), Ross Nelson (Jr., Apple Valley, Minn.) and Parker Wharram (Fr., Independence, Minn.) were all tightly bunched behind Saccoman, with each runner clocking in under 28 minutes.

Team Scores
1. Northern Arizona, 24
2. Weber State, 54
3. Southern Utah, 57
4. Montana State, 97
5. Sacramento State, 160
6. Montana, 171
7. Idaho State, 184
8. North Dakota, 223
9. Eastern Washington, 286
10. Northern Colorado, 287
11. Portland State, 329

UND Participants
40. Sam Saccoman, 27:00.3
41. Nate Peterson, 27:04.1
45. Jerrod Braam, 27:23.6
50. Ross Nelson, 27:37.0
55. Parker Wharram, 27:50.5
60. Kyle Economy, 28:17.4
63. Adam Stainiger, 28:35.4

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