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Men’s cross country team wins national championship

Members of the St. Olaf men's cross country team celebrate after winning the national championship Saturday.

Members of the St. Olaf men’s cross country team celebrate after winning the national championship Saturday.

The St. Olaf College men’s cross country team won the NCAA Division III Championship Saturday afternoon.

The team had four All-America finishes, led by Grant Wintheiser ’15 in third and Jake Brown ’15 in eighth, on its way to claiming the first NCAA team title in school history.

Wintheiser, the two-time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion, was just five seconds off the winning pace. Brown was about 30 seconds off the winning pace.

The national championship comes just a week after the team won the Central Region NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships and Wintheiser won the Elite 22 Award.

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