Junior Cody Chadwick has been selected to represent UW-Oshkosh at the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship that will be held Saturday (Nov. 23) in Louisville, Ky.
Chadwick, who finished 67th at last year's national championship hosted by UW-Oshkosh at the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, earned one of 56 at-large berths into this year's 8,000-meter race that starts at 10:45 a.m. (EST) from E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.
Chadwick secured his opportunity to compete in Saturday's national championship after finishing 11th among 252 runners at the Midwest Regional held last Saturday (Nov. 16) at the Lake Breeze Golf Club.
Chadwick has run in six races for UW-Oshkosh this fall, including the WIAC Championship, where he finished eighth. He also won the UW-Parkside Vic Godfrey Open while placing 25th at UW-Eau Claire's Blugold, 26th at University of Minnesota's Roy Griak and 27th at UW-Oshkosh's Kollege Town Sports invitationals.
Seven-member squads from North Central College (Ill.), University of Chicago (Ill.), UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout and Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.) will also represent the Midwest Region in both the individual and team competition in Louisville.
In addition to Chadwick, other at-large selections to the Division III Championship from the Midwest Region were extended to David Fassbender from UW-Whitewater, Marcos Garcia from Benedictine University (Ill.), Zach Klokow from UW-Platteville, Joe Kortenhof from UW-Eau Claire and Matt Stelmasek from UW-Stevens Point.
The top 40 individual finishers at Saturday's Division III Championship will receive All-America accolades.
Last Saturday three-time defending national champion North Central College won its fourth straight and 31st overall Midwest Regional title with 47 points. The Cardinals were followed in the top five by second-place UW-La Crosse with 89 points, third-place Washington University in St. Louis with 98, fourth-place University of Chicago with 109 and fifth-place UW-Stout with 170.
Completing the list of top 10 teams at the Midwest Regional were sixth-place UW-Eau Claire with 192, seventh-place UW-Oshkosh with 197, eighth-place UW-Whitewater with 206, ninth-place Wheaton College (Ill.) with 264 and 10th-place UW-Stevens Point with 292.
Ryan Cutter of the University of Chicago was the Midwest Regional's individual winner.
Just three of last year's top 10 runners at the Division III Championship return to compete on Saturday – fourth-place Josh Schraeder of UW-La Crosse, sixth-place Ryan Cox of Williams College (Mass.) and 10th-place Nick Matteucci of Washington University in St. Louis. North Central College's Dhruvil Patel won the 2018 individual title as a senior.