Oct. 11, 2005
Pre-NCAA Notes in PDF Format
Download Free Acrobat Reader
BLOOMINGTON, Ind -No. 21 IU HEADS TO Pre-NCAA's
Indiana heads into the most important part of the season as it travels to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Pre-NCAAs on Saturday, Oct. 15. This is the same course the NCAA Championships will be held, and the second consecutive year Terre Haute has hosted the event. Last year, IU finished sixth out of 24 teams with then-junior Sean Jefferson finishing fifth overall. There will be 77 men's teams running, totaling 769 runners. There will be six other Big Ten teams running, including Illinois, No. 14 Iowa, No. 19 Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue.
HOOSIERS TAKE EIGHTH AT LOYOLA LAKEFRONT
Indiana traveled to Chicago for the 33rd-annual Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational. IU finished eighth out of 28 teams, led by junior Marcus Aguilar who finished 28th overall with a time of 25:25.
REDMAN RUNNING STRONG
Senior Eric Redman has had a strong start to the 2005 campaign, finishing first overall for the Hoosiers in their first two meets this season. He finished sixth overall at the IU Community 5K, and second overall in the Indiana Intercollegiates.
The Hoosiers return six seniors from last season, including William Coale, Steven Haas, John Jefferson, two-time All-American Sean Jefferson, Charlie Koeppen and Eric Redman.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Along with the six returning seniors, there are eight redshirt freshmen making up a large part of the 22 man roster for the 2005 season.
BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA
The Hoosiers have a travel-friendly schedule this season, leaving the state only three times. The team will travel to Minneapolis, Minn. for the Big Ten Championships, and Chicago for the Loyola Lakefront Invitational.
This year's squad is loaded with talent from across Indiana with twleve runners hailing from the Hoosier state.
Indiana will head to Minneapolis, Minn., for the Big Ten Championships on Sunday, Oct. 30. Race time is set for 11 a.m. The Big Ten currently has six teams in the top 21, headlined by No. 2 Wisconsin.
Pre-NCAAs by the Numbers
157 - Total men's and women's teams running.
1584 - Total men's and women's runners participating.
77 - Number of men's teams running.
769 - Number of men's runners participating.
7 - Big Ten teams, Illinois, No. 21 Indiana, No. 14 Iowa, No. 19 Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue.
22 - Of the top 30 ranked teams running.