Mayhew, Robinson Earn First Team All-Big Ten Honors
Nov. 1, 2009
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Redshirt freshman Zach Mayhew and senior Wendi Robinson led the way for the Hoosiers at the Big Ten Cross Country Championships. Both runners earned first team All-Big Ten honors. Mayhew led the Hoosiers to fourth place, finishing sixth overall, and Robinson led the women to seventh, finishing fifth overall. Both teams finished one place higher than they did in 2008. Andrew Poore and Sarah Pease each collected second team All-Big Ten honors with top-ten finishes.
Robinson finished in 20:37 for fifth place, and Pease finished just 13 seconds later for eighth. Robinson's first team All-Big Ten accolade is the first for a Hoosier since Jessica Gall earned the honor in 2004. The rest of the top-five for the women consisted of Chelsea Blanchard in 42nd (21:50), Samantha Ginther in 49th (22:11) and Helene DeLone in 57th (22:18).
Mayhew finished in 25:28.9 for sixth, and Poore crossed the finish line in 25:36.8 for 10th. Mayhew becomes the first Hoosiers to earn first team All-Big Ten honors since Sean Jefferson garnered the accolade in 2005. The Hoosiers had three more runners finish in the top 40. Freshman Andy Bayer finished 21st (25:55.0), DeSean Turner finished 33rd (26:25.7) and Cole Hardacre rounded out the Indiana top five in 36th (26:29.8).
Next on the schedule for Indiana is the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, which the Hoosiers will host on November 17. For complete coverage of all things IU cross country, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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