ELSAH, Ill. (Blugolds.com) University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Darin Lau (Sr. – Eau Claire, WI/Immanuel Lutheran) won the 2017 NCAA Cross Country National Title on Saturday, while the Blugold squad placed seventh overall.
Lau, who broke the school record last weekend at the regional meet, won the national championship with a time of 24:04.59.
Riley Huffman (Sr. - Oshkosh, WI/North) also had a strong race for Eau Claire, finishing 44th with a time of 25:03.12.
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's cross country team competed in the 2017 NCAA Cross Country National Championships Saturday, coming away with a national runner-up finish.
The Blugolds' second place finish was led by Samantha Slattery (So. – Waunakee, WI/Waunakee) who was 17th overall with a time of 21:08.30. Melody Becker (Sr. – Osseo, WI/Homeschooled) followed in 26th place (21:23.30) while Callie Fischer (Sr. - Oneida, WI/Ashwaubenon) was 35th (21.33.50).