IU Men's Cross Country Set For 22nd Annual Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday
Sept. 27, 2007
SETTING THE SCENE
The men's race includes Arizona State, Belmont, Bradley, Eastern Washington, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Lamar, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Navy, Nebraska, North Dakota State, Northern Arizona, Oklahoma, San Diego, South Dakota State, Utah Valley State, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Xavier.
The Hoosiers get underway in the gold race at 1:10 p.m. ET.
LAST TIME OUT
Kyle, who recorded his second straight meet win, clocked a personal best time of 24:39.34 in the 8K race out of a field of 194 runners from colleges and universities across the state of Indiana. He was followed by junior Timothy McLeod who finished fifth with a time of 25:18.19. Redshirt junior Brennon Plotner placed sixth with a time of 25:19.52 and redshirt junior Mark Fruin rounded out the Hoosier top 10 with a time of 25:20.33 for seventh.
Also competing for IU in the men's race was redshirt sophomore Tyler McCreary (36th, 26:21.35) and redshirt junior Paul Coover (59th, 26:47.05). In the open race, redshirt sophomore Tom Martin placed fifth overall with a time of 26:47.15. Redshirt freshman Seth Ball (11th, 27:29.57) and redshirt sophomore Evan Bardach (15th, 27:53.65) also competed in the open race.
KYLE PACES HOOSIERS AGAIN
Kyle's time of 24:39.34 was a personal best and led him to his second straight individual meet title.
HOOSIERS HIT PR'S
THE HELMER ERA BEGINS
Helmer was promoted to director in July 1999 after serving as associate head coach with the Hoyas for seven seasons and assistant coach for the five years prior. During his tenure, 120 of his student-athletes earned a total of 342 All-American recognitions, including 41 student-athletes receiving 96 certificates since becoming director in 1999. In addition, 219 student-athletes captured BIG EAST individual titles, including 67 since the start of the 1999-00 academic year.
GREAT LAKES REGIONAL HEADS TO BLOOMINGTON
The men's 10K race is slated for 11 a.m. ET on the Indiana Cross Country Championship Course.
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