St. Thomas and Nebraska Wesleyan each tallied 116 points, with St. Thomas taking the championship. St. Olaf finished third with 117 points and Hamline was fourth with 121.
Senior Ian Bauer (Roseville, Minn.) led the charge for Hamline, finishing fourth in 25:00.5. He automatically qualifies for next weekend's national championship race, as does sophomore Devin Monson (Thompson, N.D.). Monson placed seventh with a time of 25:15.6.
Finishing 33rd was junior Ian Campbell (Blooming Prairie, Minn.) in 26:11.7. Ellis Richardson (So., Shoreview, Minn.) was 35th in 26:16.8.
Placing 42nd was Andy Johnson (Jr., Andover, Minn.) in 26:30.0 as Colin Rogers (Fy., River Falls, Wis.) was 61st, crossing the line in 26:46.6.
Rounding out the Piper points was Jamison Hull (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) in 85th with a time of 27:06.1.
Although Bauer and Monson know that they will definitely be traveling to Cleveland, Ohio for next Saturday's nationals, the Pipers must wait until Sunday to learn their fate as a team. The Pipers are in contention for an at-large bid, which will be announced early in the afternoon.
The Division III cross country national meet will be in Cleveland on Saturday, November 21, starting at 12:00 p.m.