Senior Zach Mayhew's 13th place finish on Saturday was the best finish for a Hoosier at NCAAs in 20 years.
The IU men's team placed third and will have to wait for the NCAA to announced at-large qualifiers for the national meet.
2012-13 (R-SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Placed first in the annual Indiana Open to begin the 2012 season ... crossed the line in six place in 25:05 at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... ran in the Rim Rock Classic in Kansas and clocked in 24:51.3 and placed 33rd overall ... ran a 24:46 in the adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis. ... finished in 33rd place in 31:58 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... scored for IU in the NCAA Championships by being the fourth Hoosier to finish in a time of 31:05.
2011-12 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Finished 12th and was the sixth Hoosier to cross the line at Indiana Intercollegiates in a time of 25:15 ... participated at the Cowboy Jamboree where the Hoosiers placed second as a team ... ran in 27:00 at Pre-Nationals .... placed third at the Hoosier Invitational in 25:37.80. Indoor: Ran PRs of 4:07.22 in the mile, 8:11.23 in the 3,000m and 14.21.23 in the 5,000m. Outdoor: Clocked a 1:55.74 800m, a 3:53.87 1,500m and a 14:37.17 5,000m, all PRs.
2010-11 (REDSHIRT): Cross Country: Redshirted. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.
PREP: Ran lifetime bests of 1:56 in the 800m, 3:51 in the 1,500m, 8:27 in the 3,000m and 15:09 in the 5,000m for Bill Cunliffe at Courtice Secondary School ... earned multiple MVP awards in cross country and track and field ... was named the 2009 Senior Male Athlete of the year ... holds school records in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m.
PERSONAL: Son of Eric and Cathie Esselink ... has a sister named Danielle ... born February 28, 1992 ... majoring in environmental science.
Coach Helmer on Evan: "Evan has consistently run outstanding times and shown consistent improvement. He will quickly assimilate into our outstanding group of veteran distance runners."
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