Junior Karl Wachter cruised to victory to lead seven Tommies among the top 11 finishers Saturday at the four-team Crown College Men's Cross Country Invite in St. Bonfacious, Minn.
Wachter won by 25 seconds for the 5,000-meter course in 16:26. UST freshmen Mac Karrick (16:47) and Biel Wiel (16:52) placed 2-3, and senior Parker Rosenau (17:05) and junior Collin Kiley (17:10) placed 5-6. Freshman Adam Ebent (17:18), soph Carl Koslowski (17:23) and freshman Landon Javens (17:31) placed 8-9-11.
The Toms took first with 17 points followed by Gustavus (44), Northland (92) and Crown (103).
St. Thomas received points from eight different players in Saturday's 4-0 win over Salem, Va., in non-conference women's soccer play in Salisbury, Md.
Bri Bourdage, Megan Zickert, Mallory DeBoom and Paige Cater each scored a goal for St. Thomas (1-1) in the battle of two 13-win teams from 2017.
Kristen Epperly, Elizabeth Luotto, McKenna Peplinski and Kate Heimer added one assist apiece. The Toms had an 11-1 advantage in shots on goal.
The Toms, who lost 2-0 Friday to No. 13-ranked Wheaton (Ill.), play Tuesday at No. 22-ranked Loras.
St. Thomas threw a scare at No. 3-ranked Colorado College on Saturday in a road match but fell 3-1 to close out the trip to Colorado Springs with a 3-1 record. UST (3-1) topped North Central 3-0 to start the day.
The Tommies won the first set from CC and were one point away from taking a 2-0 lead. CC led the second set 23-17 but the Toms reeled off seven points for a 24-23 lead. The host team claimed the next three points for a 26-24 win and went on to win the third and fourth sets. Audrey Erickson had 10 kills to lead the Toms in that match.
St. Thomas plays four matches next weekend in the Augsburg tournament.
No. 10-ranked St. Thomas shot a one-under 287 on Saturday to build a five-shot lead at the halfway point of the 16-team Augsburg Invite. UST teams are in first, eighth and 12th place. The final 18 holes will be played Sunday.
St. Thomas (287), UW-Eau Claire (292), Concordia-Moorhead (293), Bethel (294), Augsburg (299), Nebraska Wesleyan (301), Manitoba (302) and UST's No. 2 team (304)
Tommies Miles McCarthy (69) and Peder Larson (69) are tied for second place in a field of 103 players. Emmet Herb shot 72 and is tied for seventh. Michael Ritchay and Jack Sauro each shot 74s.
Courtney Shorter shot 83 to lead Tommie Women's Golf in the first day of the two-day St. Ben's tournament. UST is in 11th place out of 13 teams. Kate Balison shot 89; Joleen Werdeen carded a 91; and Erin Kehoe shot 95.
The tournament concludes Sunday.