Men's Cross Country

    Kyle Paces Hoosiers To A Fourth-Place Finish at 2007 Great Lakes Regional Championship

    Go Hoosiers! Jordan Kyle led IU with a fifth-place finish.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jordan Kyle led IU with a fifth-place finish.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 10, 2007

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's cross country team had the home course advantage as they hosted the 2007 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships on the IU Cross Country Championship Course in Bloomington on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Hoosiers placed fourth overall with 111 points.

    Redshirt sophomore Jordan Kyle paced the men's team with a fifth-place finish as he clocked a time of 30:49.51. Kyle was followed by freshman Cole Hardacre, who placed 21st overall with a personal-best time of 31:27.63. Redshirt junior Mark Fruin finished 25th overall with a time of 31:38.50, junior Timothy McLeod placed 26th with a time of 31:41.14, and redshirt junior Brennon Plotner finished 34th overall with a time of 31:48.89.

    Freshmen Ben Hubers and Jacob Rich rounded out IU's group of seven as they placed 41st (31:54.76) and 90th (33:13.92) overall, respectively.

    Wisconsin and Michigan tied for men's regional championship with 68 points apiece. Both teams earn the Great Lakes Regional automatic bid to the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 19.

    Kyle, Hardacre and Fruin each earned all-region honors for finishing among the top-25.

    Notre Dame took third with a team score of 76 points as Patrick Smyth paced the Irish with the fifth-fastest 10K time on the IU course of 30:22.44. Ohio State rounded out the top five with 167 points.

    At-large bids to the national championship meet will be announced by the NCAA on Monday, Nov. 12.

    Top Ten Team Finishes
    1. Wisconsin, 68 pts.
    2. Michigan, 68 pts.
    3. Notre Dame, 76 pts.
    4. Indiana, 111 pts.
    5. Ohio State, 167 pts.
    6. Michigan State, 210 pts.
    7. Eastern Michigan, 230 pts.
    8. Marquette, 271 pts.
    9. Miami (Ohio), 275 pts.
    10. Kent State, 297 pts.

    Top Ten Overall Individual Finishes
    1. Patrick Smyth, Notre Dame (30:22.44)
    2. Matt Withrow, Wisconsin (30:38.42)
    3. Andy Baker, Butler (30:40.81)
    4. Jake Watson, Notre Dame (30:46.98)
    5. Jordan Kyle, Indiana (30:49.51)
    6. John Ealy, Ohio State (30:52.31)
    7. Lex Williams, Michigan (30:53.27)
    8. Josh Karanja, Eastern Michigan (30:58.88)
    9. Christian Wagner, Wisconsin (30:59.73)
    10. Brandon Bethke, Wisconsin (31:03.31)



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