Hoosiers Take a Clean Sweep at the Sam Bell Invitational
Oct. 17, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - It was a clean sweep for the Hoosiers at the Sam Bell Invitational, as the men recorded a perfect score of 15 and the women won with four runners in the top ten. Big Ten Runners of the Week two weeks ago, redshirt freshman Andy Bayer and senior Wendi Robinson both took the win for the Hoosiers. The men's team dedicated their effort to IU legend Sam Bell, presenting him with the team championship trophy at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.
Bayer finished in 25:01.65, recording the first win of his collegiate career. It was more than 48 seconds from that point before a Non-IU runner crossed the line. Poore followed Bayer in for second place (25:10.43). Third place went to former IU All-American and current volunteer assistant coach Tom Chorny (25:16.65). Zach Mayhew took fourth (25:21.25), De'Sean Turner was fifth (25:27.81), Cole Hardacre finished sixth (25:30.33), Nate Morrow was seventh (25:35.32) and Andy Weatherford was eighth (25:47.17).
Robinson and Sarah Pease showed there talents well in the women's race, both pulling away during the last kilometer to finish more than 15 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Robinson's win is the second of her career. She finished in 21:41.61, and Pease was right behind her, finishing in 21:44.21. Next in for the Hoosiers was Chelsea Blanchard, who took eighth in 22:25.27, and Samantha Ginther, who finished ninth in 22:33.44. Rounding out the top-five for Indiana was Helene DeLone in 14th (22:47.17). Caitlin Engel was 15th (22:47.85), Lyndsey Wall was 20th (22:55.36) and Molly Beckwith was 21st (23:19.77).
The Hoosiers are back in action when they compete at the Big Ten Championships in University Park, Pa., on November 1. For all things IU cross country, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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