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November 4, 2011

2011 Season - Gornick takes second at Luther JV Cup

Freshman Nick Gornick placed second in the JV Cup at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa on Friday, November 4. He ran 26:44.1 for 8000 meters.

DECORAH, Iowa - Freshman Nick Gornick (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.) put together a tremendous race at the Luther JV Cup on Friday, November 4 in Decorah, Iowa. He placed second among 65 runners to lead Augustana to a third place team finish.

Gornick covered the 8000 meter course in 26:44.1, less than 10 seconds behind the winner, Matt Wenaas of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He was two seconds faster than third place finisher Erik Rosvold of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire won the meet with 29 points while Luther was second with 40 and Augustana took third with 84. Wisconsin-Platteville (91) and Wisconsin-Stout (136) rounded out the field.

Freshman Alex Stockwell (Glenbard West HS, Glen Ellyn, Ill.) was the second finisher for the Vikings, taking 15th in 27:19.5. Freshman Andrew Brimeyer (Dubuque Senior HS, Dubuque, Iowa) placed 18th in 27:34.2 with sophomore Andrew Allabastro (Lyons Township HS, LaGrange, Ill.) taking 24th in 27:45.7.

Junior Kyle McNicholas (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) was right behind Allabastro with a time of 27:55.4 in 25th place. Sophomore Mitch Dietrich (Quincy Notre Dame HS, Quincy, Ill.) placed 26th in 27:59.0 and senior Ryan Bertram (Neuqua Valley HS, Bolingbrook, Ill.) was 30th in 28:18.3.

Augustana will host the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional on Saturday, November 12 at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Illinois.