Men's Cross Country Heads to Columbus for Big Ten Championships
Oct. 25, 2007
SETTING THE SCENE
LAST TIME OUT
Kyle was followed by freshman Ben Hubers in 89th place with a time of 24:33. Junior Brennon Plotner placed 90th in 24:33, freshman Cole Hardacre clocked a time of 24:35 for 92nd place and junior Timothy McLeod placed 93rd with a time of 24:36. Redshirt sophomore Mark Fruin clocked a time of 24:59 for 144th place and freshman Jacob Rich rounded out the Hoosier pack in 170th place with a time of 25:12.
2006 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS RECAP
Timothy McLeod led the way for the Hoosiers, finishing 12th overall with a time of 24:46 on the 8,000-meter course. The Tucson, Ariz., native earned All-Big Ten Second Team recognition while competing in his first Big Ten Championships.
Former Hoosier Marcus Aguilar finished 50th overall, turning in a time of 25:57.
Brennon Plotner rounded out the Hoosier scoring with a time of 26:06 in his 57th-place effort.
Of Indiana's eight runners, only Aguilar had previously competed at a Big Ten Championship meet.
HOOSIERS RANKED FIFTH IN GREAT LAKES REGION
GREAT LAKES REGIONAL INFORMATION
The men's 10K race is slated for 11 a.m. ET on the Indiana Cross Country Championship Course.
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.
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