Big Ten Championships Up Next for IUXC
Oct. 26, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The championship portion of the 2012 schedule begins this weekend for the Indiana Cross Country teams with the Big Ten Championships. This year's event will be hosted by Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., at the Forest Akers East Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 28. The women's 6K race will begin at 10:45 a.m. ET, with the men's 8K run starting at 11:45 a.m. ET.
The IU men's team currently ranks No. 26 nationally in the USTFCCCA top 30 heading into the weekend. Other ranked Big Ten foes include No. 11 Michigan and No. 20 Wisconsin, the defending conference champions. The Hoosiers finished in second place in this meet at year ago with the lowest team score in 31 years for an IU team. Four Indiana runners earned All-Big Ten honors, including Andy Bayer and Zach Mayhew, who each will run their last Big Ten championship race on Sunday.
The Hoosier women hope to improve on their finish a year ago at Big Tens. This year's race looks to be a competitive one as four conference teams are ranked nationally in Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State and Minnesota.
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