Hoosiers Move Into Top 10 (11/4/04)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Coming off a second-place finish in the Big Ten Championship this past weekend, the Indiana men's cross country team rose three spots to No. 10 in the nation in the latest United States Cross Country Coaches Association (USCCCA) men's NCAA Division I poll. The Hoosiers, who have been ranked every week this season, found a spot in the top 10 for the first time this season.
IU tallied 276 points to earn a spot among the nation's top-10 teams. Joining the Hoosiers in the rankings are fellow Big Ten members No. 1 Wisconsin (417), No. 17 Iowa (155), No. 22 Minnesota, No. 23 Michigan and No. 29 Ohio State, while Michigan State also received votes.
Most recently, Sean and John Jefferson placed eighth and ninth, respectively, to lead Indiana to a runner-up finish at the 2004 Big Ten Championship held on the Ashton Cross Country on the campus of the University of Iowa. With the results, the twin brothers earned All-Big Ten Honors for the second time in their careers.
It marked the Hoosiers first second-place showing since the 2000 season and it also marked the sixth consecutive year IU has finished in the top five at the championship.
The Hoosiers will next compete in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Ypsilanti, Mich. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. The 10,000m race will be held at the Eagle Crest Golf Course.
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