Powell, Ohio -- The men's cross country team finished second at the Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, punching their ticket to the NCAA Cross Country Championships next Saturday in Elsah, Ill.
DePauw scored 111 points, behind Calvin's 61, and was led by Polo Burguete's fifth place finish. Burguete ran a time of 25:31.9, matching a fifth place mark he raced last year.
The Tigers were ranked third in their region entering the meet but claimed one of the top two spots for the automatic qualifier.
"We are so fired up about getting an automatic spot," head coach Kori Stoffregen said. "The difference today was having a 59 second gap from number one to five. The guys have shown heart all year and we have lots left for nationals."
It will be the program's 12th NCAA appearance (fifth in Division III) and their first since 2004.
Ohio Northern's Ian McVey took the top overall time at 25:11.