Cross Country



    JR Ricker  
    JR Ricker

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Cathedral H.S.


    08/20/2014

    IU Cross Country Practice Off and Running for 2014

    The Indiana men's and women's cross country teams reported back to campus this week and began practice on Tuesday.

    10/05/2013

    IUXC Men Place First, Women Sixth at Paul Short Run

    11/17/2012

    Mayhew Finishes 13th at NCAAs with All-America Honors

    Senior Zach Mayhew's 13th place finish on Saturday was the best finish for a Hoosier at NCAAs in 20 years.

    11/09/2012

    IU's Mayhew and Bayer Advance to NCAA Cross Country Championships

    The IU men's team placed third and will have to wait for the NCAA to announced at-large qualifiers for the national meet.

    10/13/2012

    Hoosier Cross Country Men Finish First in Unseeded Race at Pre-Nats

    2013-14 (R-JUNIOR): Cross Country: finished in 24th place at the Big Ten Championships in an 8,000m time of 24:59.9...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 19th place at the Great Lakes Regional Championship in a 10K time of 30:52 to earn All-Region honors...ran an 8K season-best of 24:12 to finish in 11th place at the Paul Short Run. Indoor: won the 5,000m run in 14:07.55 at the Indiana Relays...finished in fifth-place in the mile at the Indiana-Purdue dual meet in 4:16.33. Outdoor: redshirted the outdoor season.

    2012-13 (R-SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Finished in fourth place to start the year in the Indiana Open ... crossed the line in 13th place at Indiana Intercollegiates in 25:16 ... clocked in at 24:33.7 at the Rim Rock Classic to place 22nd ... ran the Pre-Nationals race in 24:44 and placed 20th overall ... ran to 48th place at the Big Ten Championships ... scored for IU and finished 36th in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 32:01 ... was the third Hoosier to finish in the NCAA Championships in a time of 30:52 and placed 116th.

    2011-12 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Took 11th place at Indiana Intercollegiates with a time of 25:13 ... was the fifth Hoosier to finish at Pre-Nationals, clocking in at 25:54 ... ran to a first place finish at the Hoosier Invitational in 25:30.05 ... placed 66th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 31:45.3 as IU took second place as a team. Indoor: Clocked PRs of 4:17.42 in the mile, 8:31.04 in the 3,000m and 14:58.64 in the 5,000m. Outdoor: Ran a time of 9:17.82 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Border Battle ... clocked a 2:02.40 PR in the 800m and ran 4:01.12 in the 1,500m.

    2010-11 (REDSHIRT): Cross Country: Redshirted. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.

    PREP: School record holder for Jim Nohl and Tom Gallagher at Cathedral ... ran PRs of 1:57 in the 800m and 4:24 in the 1,600m as well as the school record of 9:26 in the 3,200m ... took 17th at the state meet in the 3,200m in 2008.

    PERSONAL: Son of Doug and Mary Laura Ricker ... has a sister, Aly, and two brothers, Chris and Nolan ... born May 26, 1991 ... exploratory major.

    Coach Helmer on J.R.: "J.R. missed a lot of training his senior year due to injury after running a very solid 3200 PR in 2009. We think a little time and solid training will get him back on track and bring a nice jump in performance this year."


       

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