Sept. 22, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - With a strong group of seniors leading the pack, there is also a group of red-shirt freshmen ready to leave their mark on cross country and provide some much needed depth to the 21st ranked Hoosiers.
Name - Hometown - High School
Paul Coover - LaJolla, Calif. - LaJolla
A 2004 graduate of LaJolla High School was the league champion in the 800m and 1600m events was CIF-San Diego Section Champion in cross country career best in the 800-meter run is 1:57.7 career best in 1,600-meter run is 4:20.96 Major: Journalism.
Bradley Dion - Madison, Conn - Daniel Hand
Finished second in the SCC conference, and third at the State Class "MM" meet in the 1,600 during senior year captured fourth-place in the state of Connecticut in the 3,000m steeplechase Major: Undecided
Ryan Dixon - Columbus, Ind. - Columbus North
A 2004 graduate of Columbus North High School team was state champion in 2002 and 2003 career bests include 15:37 in the 5,000m, 9:20 in the 3,200m and 4:22 in the 1,600m Major: Business Management
Mark Fruin - Elmhurst, Ill. - York
Captured fourth-place honors at the Illinois state meet in the 3,200m personal-best in the 3,200m was 9:16 ran a career-best 4:16 in the 1,600m served as the captain of the cross country and track teams during his senior year Major: Exploratory.
Chris Honig - Glen Ellyn, Ill. - Glenbard South
An all-conference, all-sectional and all-region honoree as a junior, placed 11th at the Illinois State Track Meet member of the 4x800m relay team that placed ninth at the Illinois State Track Meet in 2003 personal bests include 4:19 in the 1600m, 9:52 in the 3200m and 15:25 in 4800m Major: Philosophy.
Charlie Keating - Paradise Valley, Ariz. - Arcadia
A 2004 graduate of Arcadia High School was the city and region champion in the 1600-meter run as a sophomore, junior and senior ran the 2,000m steeplechase at junior nationals with a time of 6:24 earned all-city and first-team all-state as a senior Major: Exploratory.
Brennon Plotner - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Northrop
A 2004 graduate of Northrop High School earned all-conference honors all four years named to the all-area team for three years and all-state team one year career best in the 5K is 15:50 will major in business Major: Marketing.
Brian Sullivan - The Woodlands, Texas - The Woodlands
Was the state cross country champion in 2002 also won the 1,600m in 2002 crowned the Footlocker South Regional champion in 2003, with the third-fastest performance Major: Exploratory.