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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