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MXCC: In the Polls

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Three Big Ten teams graced the latest USTFCCCA rankings, with 2009 Big Ten Champion Wisconsin leading the pack at No. 10. Rounding out the top-30 teams in the country are Ohio State and Minnesota, checking in at No. 28 and No. 29, respectively.

The Badgers earned a top-billing in the Great Lakes Region, followed closely behind Ohio State (No. 3), Indiana (No. 4) and Michigan (No. 5). Penn State voted in at No. 10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region, while Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois ranked among the Midwest Region's top-10 squads.

Stanford tops the national poll ahead of runner-up Oklahoma and third-ranked Oregon, with regional competition slated for Saturday, Nov. 14.

XCC: Big Ten Announces Postseason Accolades

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Minnesota junior Hassan Mead and Penn State senior Bridget Franek have been named men's and women's Big Ten Cross Country Athletes of the Year, conference officials announced today. Wisconsin's Maverick Darling and Penn State's Nicole Lord earned the nod as Freshmen of the Year; while Badger coach Mick Byrne and Beth Alford-Sullivan of Penn State take home Coach of the Year honors.

XCC: Wisconsin and Penn State Capture Big Ten Titles

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For the 11th-straight season the Wisconsin men's cross country team captured the Big Ten Championship title in dominating fashion, placing five of their runners among the top eight finishers to best the field by an astonishing 65 points. The Badgers extended their own conference record for consecutive championships, collecting 26 team points en route to the conference crown on Sunday at the Penn State University White Golf Course. Minnesota junior Hassan Mead captured his second Big Ten individual title in as many seasons, completing the 5.2 mile-course a full five seconds ahead of the field in 25:00.2

On the women's side, host Penn State garnered its first Big Ten Championship title, amassing 71 team points to edge Illinois (77) by a narrow six-points. Nittany Lion senior Bridget Franek claimed top honors in the event, crossing the finish line in a time of 20:03 - the second fastest six-kilometer mark ever recorded by an individual titlist in Big Ten Championships history.

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