INDIANA TO HOST SAM BELL INVITATIONAL
September 21, 1999 INDIANA TO HOST SAM BELL INVITATIONAL
Meet Information: The men's team will be competing in the Sam Bell Invitational this Saturday, September 25 at the IU Cross Country Course. The men's sections begin at 10:00 a.m. and noon.
After impressive running last Friday at the Indiana Intercollegiate, the Hoosiers will look to run well again this Saturday as they host the Sam Bell Invitational. At the Indiana Intercollegiate, IU's Tom Chorny was the men's top finisher with a sixth place time of 24:39.9 in the 8K. Overall, the men's team finished a solid second with 82 points .
The men's team is off to a great start so far this season. After winning their first meet, the Indiana Open, and completing the Indiana Intercollegiate in second, they are anticipating more victories. In order for the men's team to reach their season goal of qualifying for the NCAA Championships, they are relying on runners like seniors Tom Chorny and Tom Breckenridge and juniors Tom Brooks and Chris Ekman to form a competitive men's team.
IU Men's Notes: IU's strong front running All-American Tom Chorny competed in his first race of the season when he ran in the Indiana Intercollegiate. Indiana's freshman class ran the same course after the Intercollegiates race was completed. Their times in the workout would have placed them 4th overall in the meet in front of Indiana State and Ball State.
Next Competition: The men's team will split up for their next meet. Half the team will travel to Texas on October 1 where they will compete in the North Teras Invitational. That group will start at 4:00 p.m. The other half of the team will travel to Chicago on October 2 to run in the Loyola Lakeshore Invitational. The men will start at 10:00 a.m.
Quoting Men's Head Coach Robert Chapman: " Every week my confidence in the program grows. I see no reason so far to deviate from our game plan of developing the freshmen for the future and redshirting this fall. This upcoming meet will be important for us. A win over the teams from District 9, particularly Tennessee and South Florida, would really give us a leg up in terms of ranking points for an at large nationals bid."
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