Augustana, with three runners in the top four, won its seventh consecutive NSIC title in men's cross-country at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights. Glen Ellingson of the Vikings finished first in the 8K race in 25:49.9. Augustana had 46 points, runner-up Sioux Falls 67.

"I thought the men ran real well," Vikings coach Tracy Hellman said. "Our top three guys had really outstanding performances. To win our seventh straight conference title is a great testament to our history of success.

"Ellingson ran an outstanding race to win his first NSIC Championship. He took the lead and never was outside of the top pack the whole race."

Keegan Carda of Augustana was second and Harald Karbo fourth.

Minnesota Duluth won the women's team title with 54 points by placing three runners in the top seven. Breanna Colbenson led the Bulldogs by taking fifth in the 6K race in 22:39.28. Alexis Zeis of the University of St. Mary was the individual winner in 21:41.67.

Concordia wins

Concordia (St. Paul) swept Minnesota Duluth 25-16, 25-15, 25-14 in a matchup of top 10 nationally ranked Division II teams at the Gangelhoff Center.

Riley Hanson had 14 kills and hit .591 for the No. 4 Golden Bears (18-4, 12-2 NSIC). Teammates Emma Lange, Heather Schiller and Anna Schlaak all hit .400 or better in the match.

Mariah Scharf led No. 8 UMD (16-7, 9-5) with 12 kills.

Concordia hit .461, its second-highest mark of the season, while holding UMD to just .128. Concordia had only five hitting errors compared to 20 for Minnesota Duluth in addition to outblocking UMD 8-4.


•  Devin Monson took first place out of 80 runners in Jack's Twilight Run on Friday evening at the Les Bolstad Golf Course, covering the 6K course in 19:26.3. The Gophers' Abby Kargol was the top women's finisher, placing 25th in 23:06.5.