Oct. 27, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind - Indiana heads to Minneapolis, Minn. for the Big Ten Championships on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. IU earned second place at Big Tens last year, with then-juniors Sean and John Jefferson taking eighth and ninth place respectively.
LAST YEAR AT BIG TENS
Paced by Sean and John Jefferson, Indiana took second place overall behind Wisconsin. It was their first second place finish since 2000, and was the sixth consecutive year IU finished in the top five. Sean finished the 8k race in 24:30, one second ahead of brother John (24:31).
HOOSIER HISTORY AT BIG TENS
Indiana owns 13 team titles, with the most recent win coming in 1980. The Hoosiers have 16 individual titles, trailing only Wisconsin with 24. Combined, IU has taken home 29 championships, second only to Wisconsin with 60.
INDIANA FINISHES EIGHTH AT PRE-NCAAS
The Indiana men's cross country team hit the road on Oct. 15 and traveled to Terre Haute, Ind., for Pre-NCAAs. In a competitive warm-up for the NCAA Championships (Terre Haute, Ind., November, 21), the Hoosiers claimed eighth place in the men's Blue Division of 33 teams. Senior Sean Jefferson finished first overall for the Hoosiers, taking 16th place overall.
REDMAN RUNNING STRONG
Senior Eric Redman 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 had a travel-friendly schedule this season, leaving the state only twice. The team will travel to Minneapolis, Minn. for the Big Ten Championships, and have been to 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 stay at home for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov 12. Race time is set for 11 a.m.
Including Indiana, the Great Lakes Region has six teams in the top 30, headlined by No. 2 Wisconsin. For more information, go to IUHOOSIERS.