Kyle Leads Hoosier Harriers to George Mason Invitational Title
Sept. 30, 2006
MANASSAS, Va. - Freshman Jordan Kyle recorded his first career meet win while pacing the Indiana men's cross country team with a career-best 8K time of 24:45.36 to lead the Hoosiers to the George Mason Invitational title. IU scored 23 points to win the meet, defeating Charlotte (59 pts.) and host George Mason (95 pts.).
Junior Brennon Plotner followed Kyle and placed third with a career-best time of 25:08.50. Sophomores Mark Fruin (25:09.40, 4th) and Timothy McLeod (25:15.97, 6th), and senior Marcus Aguilar (25:22.01, 9th) rounded out the Hoosier top-five. Fruin and McLeod also recorded career-best times.
"The guys did a good job today," IU head coach Robert Chapman said. "It was the first time we ran our full team all together and we now have an idea of where we're at and where we need to go."
The University of Richmond finished fourth with 107 points, while UNC-Wilmington placed fifth with 123 points in the 13-team race.
Indiana will take next week off in preparation for Pre-NCAAs on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Top Five Team Finishes (Pts.)
Indiana Individual Places/Times (field of 133)
1. Jordan Kyle, 1st/24:45.36*
2. Brennon Plotner, 3rd/25:08.50*
3. Mark Fruin, 4th/25:09.40*
4. Timothy McLeod, 6th/25:15.97*
5. Marcus Aguilar, 9th/25:22.01
6. Darryl Stevenson, 31st/26:04.76*
7. Tyler McCreary, 43rd/26:25.86
8. Paul Coover, 69th/27:08.19
*Indicates career-best times
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