Maranatha to Host Wisconsin Private College Championships

Maranatha to Host Wisconsin Private College Championships

WATERTOWN, Wis. -- For the first time in school history, Maranatha is slated to host the Wisconsin Private College Championships. The cross country event will be held Saturday at Brandt-Quirk Park with a women's 6K at 12:30 p.m followed by a 1:30 p.m. men's 8K.

Maranatha has entered at least one team in the WPCC since 1997 - 3 years after the inaugural event. Last year, the Sabercats posted their best finishes to date when the women's team took 5th place and the men finished 7th at Carthage College.

The Sabercats men's squad has finished in 7th place for the past 3 years while the previous best for the women's team was an 8th-place showing in 2008.

Thirteen Wisconsin schools will compete in the event:

Institution Nickname City
Alverno College (WXC only) Inferno Milwaukee
Beloit College Buccaneers Beloit
Edgewood College Eagles Madison 
Lakeland University Muskies Plymouth
Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats Watertown
Marian University Sabres Fond du Lac
Milwaukee School of Engineering      Raiders Milwaukee
Mount Mary University (WXC only) Blue Angels Milwaukee
Northland College Jacks/Jills Ashland
Silver Lake College Lakers Manitowoc
St. Norbert College Green Knights        De Pere
Viterbo University V-Hawks La Crosse
Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors Milwaukee

This marks the first home event for the Sabercats since the 2015 Sabercats Invitational.

The event will be the second-to-last regular-season race for the Sabercats, who look ahead to NCCAA Nationals in November.

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