By Angela Kelm
Asst. Athletic Director for Sports Information
Seven Warhawk runners have earned All-Region recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Honorees include Dan Anderson (Eau Claire, Wis./McDonell), Nick Hardin (Greenfield, Wis./Whitnall), Justin Krause (Ixonia, Wis./Pewaukee), Christian Patzka (Black Earth, Wis./Wisconsin Heights), Gunner Schlender (Brillion, Wis./Brillion), Ari De La Cerda (Milwaukee, Wis./Pewaukee) and Paige Fassbender (Slinger, Wis./Slinger).
Patzka claimed the North Region title for the second consecutive season last week. The junior posted a time of 24:02.0. Schlender added a top 10 finish crossing the line in 24:40.5 followed by Anderson in 13th with a time of 24:45.7. Krause was 17th in the regional meet with a time of 24:52.3 followed by Hardin’s 25:02.9 for 30th.
De La Cerda was the top finisher for the Warhawk women. Her time of 22:35.8 was good for 28th in the North Regional last week. Fassbender finished 35th with a time of 22:45.7.
Patzka, Schlender and Krause are now three-time All-Region honorees while Anderson picked up his second-straight honor. De La Cerda is also a two-time All-Region selection.
The Warhawk men finished as the North Region runner-up and received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Championships. Dickinson College will host the championship meet at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 18. The 32-team race that includes an additional 70 individual entrants is slated to start at 10 a.m.