Men's Cross Country

    Men's Cross Country Finishes Fifth at NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Timothy McLeod
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Timothy McLeod
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 15, 2008

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Indiana men's cross country team finished fifth at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships with a team score of 169 points in the 10K race at the Varsity Cross Country Course in West Lafayette, Ind.

    Senior Timothy McLeod led the men's team with a time of 32:03.4 to finish in 22nd. Redshirt senior Brennon Plotner finished in 23rd place with a time of 32:04.8. Redshirt freshman De'Sean Turner crossed the finish line in 32:14.5 to take 32nd place. Sophomore Cole Hardacre placed 41st with a time of 32:26.4, while classmate Ben Hubers wrapped up the Hoosier top-five with a time of 32:34.8 for 51st place.

    "We did better today than we have, but I'm still a little disappointed that we were not able to do what I know is there," IU head coach Ron Helmer said. "We're not going to lower goals and expectations and just keep working harder and harder."

    Redshirt freshman Andrew Poore crossed the finish line in 56th place with a time of 32:39.8 and sophomore Jacob Laird placed 68th with a time of 32:56.6.

    The NCAA will announce at-large berths for the NCAA Championships on Monday, Nov. 17. The national meet will take place at the LaVern Gibson Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

    Top 10 Team Standings
    1. Wisconsin, 39 pts.
    2. Michigan, 62 pts.
    3. Butler, 104 pts.
    4. Notre Dame, 124 pts.
    5. Indiana, 169 pts.
    6. Michigan State, 178 pts.
    7. Eastern Michigan, 234 pts.
    8. Ohio State, 253 pts.
    9. Miami (OH), 257 pts.
    10. Kent State, 299 pts.

    Indiana Results
    1. Timothy McLeod (22nd, 32:03.4)
    2. Brennon Plotner (23rd, 32:04.8)
    3. De'Sean Turner (32nd, 32:14.5)
    4. Cole Hardacre (41st, 32:26.4)
    5. Ben Hubers (51st, 32:34.8)
    6. Andrew Poore (56th, 32:39.8)
    7. Jacob Laird (68th, 32:56.6)



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