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Sept. 8, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, IND. - The Indiana men's cross country team is set for its second meet of the season when it hosts the Indiana Open on Saturday, Sept. 9. The 8K is slated to begin at 10 a.m. and puts the Hoosiers up against Butler, Huntington, Minnesota and Purdue.
IU COMMUNITY 5K A SUCCESS, PLOTNER FINISHES AS TOP HOOSIER
The annual IU Community 5K meet gave anyone from the community a chance to run with the Hoosiers and take their shot on one of the most difficult cross country courses in the state on Sept. 1. Among the 75 participants, redshirt junior Brennon Plotner finished as the top Hoosier in the combined race with a time of 16:45. He was followed by redshirt freshman Tom Martin (16:49), sophomore Tim McLeod (16:53), redshirt freshman Darryl Stevenson (16:56) and sophomore Tyler McCreary (18:56).
IU TAKES FIRST ROAD TRIP TO 68th INDIANA INTERCOLLEGIATES
After spending the first two weekends of the season with meets at home, the Hoosiers hit the road next weekend and head to the Indiana Intercollegiates in Terre Haute on Friday, Sept. 15. The meet features competition from schools all over the state of Indiana, including Ball State, IPFW, Indiana State and Purdue. Last season, IU hosted the annual meet and finished second with 42 points behind Indiana State (31). Former Hoosier Eric Redman led the way for Indiana with a second-place finish of 25:20 in the 8K race.
IU TO HOST BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
For the first time in 10 years, the IU Cross Country Championship Course will be the site of the Big Ten Championships, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29. The men's 8K race is slated to begin at 11:30 a.m.
The Hoosiers placed sixth at last season's Big Ten Championships with Sean Jefferson leading the way for IU with a fifth-place finish.
AGUILAR BACK FOR FINAL SEASON AS A HOOSIER
Marcus Aguilar returns to the Hoosier line-up as IU's top runner and lone senior. The Martinsville, Ind., native product took 47th last season at the Big Ten Championships and 44th overall at the NCAA regional. Aguilar was Indiana's third-highest finisher at the NCAA meet behind former Hoosiers Sean Jefferson and Stephen Haas. Aguilar posted a career-best time of 23:19.84 during the 2003 season at the Indiana Open 8K. He ran his fastest 10K time last season after he crossed the finish line in 32:05.00 at the NCAA Championships.