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UW-L Men's CC has something to prove

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La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW)  The UW-La Crosse Men's cross country team will be running on familiar ground this Saturday.

They're headed to the NCAA Div. III national meet for a 27th time in program history.

The Eagles received an at-large birth after a solid showing at the Midwest Regionals last weekend.

They've won three national titles in school history as well.

Last year they took 4th at the national meet.

This year's squad is senior dominated and they hope to improve on that.

"We're really going for the championship this year. Last year we got there and placed 4th. I think the guys are fired up for this year. we brought back a lot of the guys who were there last year. So I think we've set the bar a little higher," said senior Josh Dedering.

"The Men's program is coming off a performance last year where we brought a trophy home. I think they believe they can do that again. We have the seniors and the leadership to get that job done. So that's what we're going to try and go out to do," said head coach Derek Stanley.

The national meet will be run in Hanover, Indiana Saturday.

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