BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 7 Indiana men's cross country team will compete at the 2011 NCAA Championships for the second-consecutive season in Terre Haute, Ind. on Monday, Nov. 21. The men hope to top their 2010 NCAA finish of seventh place, which was the best finish in school history since 1977. On the women's side, Samantha Ginther will represent the Hoosiers as an individual qualifier. This is Ginther's first appearance in the NCAA Championships race. She is the first IUXC female to compete at the NCAAs since 2009 when the entire team competed, and is the first IU individual qualifier since Wendi Robinson represented Indiana in 2008.
The races will take place at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course and is hosted by Indiana State University. The men's 10K race will begin at 12:08 p.m. ET with the women's 6K race following at 12:58 p.m. ET. Both races will be part of a live webcast on NCAA.com.
NCAA GREAT LAKES REGIONAL RECAP
The Indiana men's cross country team earned its spot in the NCAA Championships with a second place finish at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 12 in Toledo. The Hoosiers tallied 70 points on the day, just 20 points behind Wisconsin. IU's top five runners finished in the top 30 overall including three in the top 10. The Indiana women took seventh-place overall to conclude its season.
Ben Hubers led the way for Indiana, running his way to a fifth-place finish in the 10K run. Hubers crossed the line in 30:21.3. He was followed by teammates Zach Mayhew in sixth and Andrew Poore in seventh. Mayhew clocked in side-by-side with Hubers at 30:21.3 as Poore posted a time of 30:25.0. Adrien Dannemiller took 23rd overall in 30:52.0 and Andrew Weatherford rounded out the IU scoring with a 29th-place finish in a time of 31:00.1.
Also running in the top seven for Indiana was Ben Bizuneh (48th, 31:29.5) and JR Ricker (66th, 31:45.3).
In the women's race, Samantha Ginther was the first Hoosier to cross the finish line in 14th place in the 6K run in a time of 20:58.3.