Matt Schwartzer led the way for Indiana with a 43rd place finish as the Hoosiers finished 15th at the NCAA Championships.
The Indiana men's and women's cross country teams reported back to campus this week and began practice on Tuesday.
2013-14 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: finished in fifth-place at the Big Ten Championships in a 8,000m time of 24:24.9 to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors ... the men's cross country team won the Big Ten Championship for the first time since 1980 and finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships for the third time in the last four years with an eighth-place finish ... finished in 13th place at the Great Lakes Regional Championships with a 10K best of 30:40 to earn All-Region honors ... was the Hoosiers second runner at the NCAA Championships as he finished in 48th place in 30:53 for the 10K race. Indoor: won the mile run at the Indiana-Purdue dual meet in 4:12.1 ... set a season-best time of 4:04.09 in the mile to finish in seventh-place at the Indiana Relays ... ran a season-best time of 8:05.97 in the 3,000m run to finish in sixth-place at the Hoosier Hills Invitational. Outdoor: won the 2,000m steeplechase race at the Charlotte 49er Classic in a time of 5:56.30 ... finished in seventh-place at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase in 9:00.93 ... qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round and finished in 17th place in the 3K steeplechase in a season-best time of 8:51.30.
2012-13 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted the cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons.
PREP: Was the Indiana state champion in the 1600m in the 2012 and runner-up in the same event in 2010 ... placed second in the state cross country meet in 2010 ... earned all-state honors four times in track and four times in cross country ... helped lead the Flashes to a sixth place finish in the 2008 cross country meet ... owns personal best times of 1:54.6 in the 800m, 4:09.12 in the 1600m and 8:59.85 in the 3200m ... holds the school record for the 3200m run.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 16, 1993 ... an exercise science major ... son of Brenda Crist and the late Michael Crist.
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