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 eighth-place at the Big Ten Championships in a 8,000m time of 24:34.8 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 15th place at the Great Lakes Regional Championships with a 10K best of 30:42 to earn All-Region honors...was the Hoosiers third runner at the NCAA Championships as he finished in 52nd place in 30:55.5 for the 10K race...finished in fifth-place at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships in 25:14.8...ran a season-best time of 23:54 to finish in 36th place at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational. Indoor: finished in third-place in the 3,000m run at the Indiana-Purdue dual meet in 8:16.05...ran a season-best time of 8:09.2 in the 3K to finish in sixth-place at the Gladstein Invitational. Outdoor: redshirted the outdoor season.
2012-13 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted the cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons.
PREP: Finished in eight place in the 2011 Indiana state cross country meet to help the Panthers to their second-consecutive third place team finish in the state meet ... placed seventh in the state track and field meet in the 3200m ... was a five time all-conference honoree ... a 2010 team captain for cross country ... ran best times of 9:09 in the 3200m, 4:22 in the 1600m and 15:26 in 5K ... a National Honor Society member.
PERSONAL: Born July 28, 1993 ... history major ... son of Paul Smith and Kathryn Essex.
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