Palos Hills, Ill. -Led by a stellar fourth-place performance by freshman Brian Corcoran (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) in his collegiate debut, the Saint Xavier University men's cross country team opened its 2010 season at Horsetail Slough in Palos Hills, Ill., at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Opener. The Cougars finished third among the five schools in attendance with host UIC capturing the team title with 31 points. The remaining teams competing Saturday were University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Wis.) with 41, SXU with 54, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Wis.) with 107 and Chicago State University (Ill.) with 133.Brian Denk of Illinois-Chicago was the individual champion, traversing the 4.1 mile course in a time of 20:41. Corcoran led the Cougars across the finish line with his fourth- place finish at 20:58. He was closely followed by junior Matt Rychel (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) in eighth place with a time of 21:16 and freshman Izak Velasquez (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) in 10th place with a 21:23 clocking. Other top SXU finishers included freshman Chris Shellenberger (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) in 15th place at 21:34, freshman Shane Kenney (Porter, Ind./Chesterton) in 17th place at 21:42, senior Roy Witty (Mount Greenwood, Ill./Marist) in 18th place at 21:44 and freshman Chris Sarna in 19th place at 21:49 .