Jefferson Adds Another All-America Honor at NCAA's
Nov. 21, 2005
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The men's cross country team traveled to Terre Haute, Ind., and the campus of Indiana State University for the NCAA Championships on Monday, Nov. 21. In the prestigious field of 31 teams, IU took 29th, paced once again by All-American senior Sean Jefferson who took 20th place with a time of 30:09.
Jefferson earned All-America honors for the third time in cross country and the sixth time overall (including track and field). This feat has only been accomplished by Hoosier greats Jim Spivey (1978,1979,1980,1982) and Bob Kennedy (1988,1989,1990, 1992), the only other two Hoosiers to have earned three or more All-America honors in their career. Jefferson has also earned the title of All-American three years in track (including the 2004 indoor mile title), giving him that distinction six times throughout his career at IU.
Simon Bairu won the individual title for the second consecutive season, this time helping Wisconsin improve on its runner-up finish last year and take the team title back to Madison as well. The Badgers placed three runners in the top ten in route to an easy victory over second place Arkansas 37-105.
Also finishing for the Hoosiers were senior Stephen Haas (55th, 30:46), junior Marcus Aguilar (176th, 32:05), senior Charlie Koeppen (182nd, 32:08), senior Eric Redman (184th, 32:16), freshman Brennon Plotner (202nd, 32:51) and freshman Chris Honig (209th, 33:11).
This is the fourth consecutive year the Hoosiers have ran at the national meet, and the fifth time in the past six seasons. IU's highest placing came in 2003 when it finished 12th.
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