ALLENDALE, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn men's cross country team competed at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference championships Saturday at Allendale High School in Allendale, Mich.
The Wolverines (RV) finished fifth as a team, the best showing in program history at the event, led by a third-place performance from sophomore Ryan Exell. UM-Dearborn finished with 101 points, while Cornerstone University won the team title with 61.
Exell crossed the line in 25 minutes, 54.5 seconds earning All-WHAC First Team honors, while teammate Josh Mussen was 11th in 26:14.9, earning a spot on the All-WHAC Second Team. The all-conference awards are the first in program history for the Wolverines.
UM-Dearborn will now wait to find out if members of the team will qualify for the NAIA National Championships in two weeks. Qualifiers will be announced next week.