Hardacre Leads Men's Cross Country Team To A Fourth Place Finish at Big Ten Championships
Oct. 28, 2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Freshman Cole Hardacre paced the Indiana men's cross country team to a fourth place finish (102 pts.) at the 2007 Big Ten Cross Country Championships, hosted by Ohio State on the Buckeyes' Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Hardacre, who earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors for his effort, finished 14th overall with a personal-best time of 24:13.74 in the 8K race. Redshirt sophomore Jordan Kyle was on Hardacre's heels, as he placed 15th in 24:14.72. Junior Timothy McLeod finished 22nd with a time of 24:27.57. Freshman Ben Hubers crossed the finish line in 24:34.78 to finish 25th. Redshirt junior Brennon Plotner rounded the Hoosier top-five as he clocked a time of 24:40.99 to place 29th overall.
Redshirt Mark Fruin placed 35th overall with a personal-best time of 24:49.95, freshman Jacob Rich finished 59th with a personal-best time of 25:29.33 and redshirt sophomore Tom Martin crossed the finish line in personal-best 26:03.50 to finish in 74th place.
Wisconsin won the men's title with a team score of 33 points. Minnesota finished second with 65 points and Ohio State rounded out the top three with 91 points.
The Hoosiers will be back in action on Nov. 10 as Indiana hosted the Great Lakes Regional Championship on the IU Cross Country Course. The men's 10K is slated for 11 a.m. ET, with the women's 6K following at 12:15 p.m.
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