Men's Cross Country

    Redshirt Freshmen Hope to Add to Team Depth This Season

    Go Hoosiers! Red-shirt freshmen Mark Fruin and Brian Sullivan ran in their first competitive meet in the Indiana Intercollegiates.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Red-shirt freshmen Mark Fruin and Brian Sullivan ran in their first competitive meet in the Indiana Intercollegiates.
    Go Hoosiers!

    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
    PREP/PERSONAL 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
    PREP/PERSONAL
    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
    PREP/PERSONAL
    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
    PREP/PERSONAL
    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
    PREP/PERSONAL
    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
    PREP/PERSONAL
    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
    PREP/PERSONAL
    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
    PREP/PERSONAL
    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.

     

     

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