Jodat Sets Course Record En Route To Tom Barry Invitational Title

Photo Credit: Alan Herzberg
Photo Credit: Alan Herzberg

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLCSports.com) – Jacob Jodat (Pewaukee, Wis.) set a new course record by topping the 114-runner field in a time of 20:16.1 to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's cross country team to a fourth-place finish out of 12 scoring teams at the season-opening Tom Barry Invitational Saturday morning at Colburn Park in Green Bay.

THE BASICS

  • Event: Tom Barry Invitational
  • Location: Colburn Park, Green Bay, Wis.
  • WLC Team: 4th of 12, 112 Points
  • Top WLC Individual: Jacob Jodat, 1st of 114, 20:16.1

WARRIORS TOP FIVE PERFORMERS

  • Jodat led the Warriors with a first-place finish and a personal-best 4-mile time of 20:16.1. After winning the event in 2015, Jodat becomes just the seventh male runner to win invitational at least twice in the 43-year history of the event.
  • Daniel Bronner (Hartland, Wis.) placed 21st in his first collegiate race with a time of 22:07.9.
  • Javier Cano-Telles (Milwaukee, Wis.) completed the course in a time of 22:25.8.
  • Jordan Donart (De Pere, Wis.) ran a time of 22:37.7 good for a 31st-place finish.
  • Chris Krahn (De Pere, Wis.) rounded out the Warriors' leaders shortly behind Donart in a time of 22:48.8 in her first collegiate race.

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Lake Forest won the 12-scoring team title for the second straight year with 49 points, besting host St. Norbert's 76 points. The Foresters placed five runners inside the top 20 to capture the title.

UP NEXT

  • WLC returns to action Saturday, September 16 for the Tom Hoffman Invitational hosted by UW-Whitewater. The 8K race is scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m.