No. 25-ranked St. Thomas Men's Cross Country placed fourth of 28 teams at Saturday's NCAA regional race in Waverly, Iowa.
The Tommies will await Sunday's late-morning announcement of the final 16 at-large teams for the Nov. 23 NCAA Championship race in Louisville. Coach Pete Wareham's team received an at-large bid in 2018.
Seniors Karl Wachter (25:43) and George McGivern (26:04) placed sixth and 15th in the field of 201 runners. They were joined on the All-Regon team (top 35) by freshman Zach Haire (32nd, 26:20) and sophomore Beil Wiel (33rd, 26:20).
Carleton (52) edged Wartburg (56) for first place, and both locked up spots to nationals. St. Olaf (108), St. Thomas (129), Luther (152) and Loras (189) had the 3-4-5-6 team finishes.