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Saccoman's 8K time of 26:51.10 led North Dakota.
Four UND runners crack upper half at Nebraska meet
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Updated: Wednesday 09/22/2013 13:52:58 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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LINCOLN, Neb. – Senior Sam Saccoman paced all North Dakota runners today, placing 28th among 75 participants at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneer Park.

Saccoman, who hails from Hibbing, Minn., completed the 8K course in a team-leading 26 minutes, 51.10 seconds. He and his UND teammates placed fifth among seven Division I teams, topping Kansas State and Creighton.

Host Nebraska won the meet, while Wichita State’s Chris Burnett captured medalist honors with a time of 24:58.50.

Besides Saccoman, UND was able to place three other runners among the upper half of the individual standings. Junior Nick Lindstrom (Shakopee, Minn.) finished 29th, while sophomore Parker Wharram (Independence, Minn.) and junior Nate Peterson (Horace, N.D.) placed 32nd and 33rd, respectively.

UND will take a week off and return to action Oct. 4 at the South Dakota State Classic in Brookings.

Division I Team Standings
1. Nebraska, 28
2. Wichita State, 37
3. Northern Iowa, 80
4. Missouri-Kansas City, 102
5. North Dakota, 144
6. Kansas State, 158
7. Creighton, 199

UND Participants
28. Sam Saccoman, 26:51.10
29. Nick Lindstrom, 26:52.90
32. Parker Wharram, 26:56.20
33. Nate Peterson, 26:59.20
43. Dwight Mandimika, 27:25.10
44. Colin Cottingham, 27:25.20
46. Cataldo DiDonna, 27:33.60
48. Darin Baltezore, 27:33.80
53. Mark Harries, 27:51.00
55. Ross Nelson, 27:53.10
65. Drew Campbell, 28:43.40
67. Ryan Kirkland, 28:56.70

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