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Cardinals repeat as national champions

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North Central College on Saturday won the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Men's Track & Field Championships, claiming its second straight outdoor national title. North Central totaled 58 points, while University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was second with 56.

The Cardinals picked up four individual national championships during the three-day meet. Michael Spain won two, in 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters. Daniel Benton won the 400-meter dash, and Pete Geraghty won the pole vault.

The 4x400 relay team of Jonathan Caron, Randall Ellison, Jon Howard and Benton held off a strong challenge to help secure the team title.