Wisconsin sophomore Ollie Hoare took first place in the Big Ten Cross Country Championships on Sunday, posting a 24:09.3 finish. He is the 25th Badger to win a Big Ten cross country individual title.
A 1-2 finish from Hoare and Hardy helped the #Badgers earn a third-place finish at #B1GXC! pic.twitter.com/QP2z2lOd9l— Badger Track & Field (@BadgerTrackXC) October 29, 2017
The Sydney, Australia, native has had a strong season for the Badgers, including leading the team with an eighth-place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic in September.
Senior Joe Hardy finished second, four seconds behind Hoare with a time of 24:13.2 and just three-tenths of a second ahead of third-place finisher Clark Ruiz of Michigan State.
Your top 3 individual men's finishers! #B1GXC pic.twitter.com/doQt3j5TKP— Badger Track & Field (@BadgerTrackXC) October 29, 2017
Wisconsin finished third in the meet behind Michigan and Michigan State. The NCAA Great Lakes Regional is next up on Nov. 10 in Terre Haute, Ind.