IU's Mayhew Wins Big Ten Cross Country Individual Title
Oct. 28, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Indiana senior Zach Mayhew crossed the line in first place overall at the 2012 Big Ten Cross Country Championships on Sunday, becoming the first Hoosier male to win the conference individual title since Bob Kennedy in 1992.
Mayhew, a Terre Haute, Ind., native, outran two Wisconsin Badgers in former All-American Maverick Darling (2nd, 23:35) and 2012 Olympian Mohammed Ahmed (3rd, 23:36) to take the championship in a time of 23:30 over the 8K course. The win also gave Mayhew his fourth-consecutive cross-country All-Big Ten honor. Also earning all-conference recognition for the Hoosiers was senior Andy Bayer who placed fourth in 23:38.
On the women's side, Kelsey Duerksen was the first Hoosier to finish taking 19th place in a time of 20:54. The IU women took eighth place in the team standings with 197 points. Arianna Raby finished in 21:05 in 30th position, followed by Caitlin Engel in 41st, clocking in at 21:19. Molly Hirt (47th, 21:27) and Molly Winters (60th, 21:40) rounded out the scoring for Indiana.
Indiana will host the Hoosier Invitational on Friday, Nov. 4, at the IU Championship Cross Country Course in Bloomington beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET to wrap up the regular season. Following that, the NCAA Great Lakes Regional is set for Friday, Nov. 9 in Madison, Wis.
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