IU Cross Country finishes seventh at NCAA’s

Andy Bayer finished 39th at the NCAA meet to earn All-American honors and Indiana placed seventh with 257 points ant the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute. More from IU sports info.

Consecutive 7th Place Finishes for IUXC at NCAAs

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana men’s cross country team placed seventh with 257 points at the NCAA Championships for the second-consecutive season on Monday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course.  Andy Bayer earned All-America honors, the second Hoosier in as many years and 26th overall in program history, placing 39th overall to pace the Hoosiers.

IU’s seventh-place finish equals last year’s mark, which was the best finish for the program since 1977.  Indiana’s back-to-back top-10 finishes are the program’s first since the 1978 and 1979 seasons, when the Hoosiers placed eighth both years.

Bayer crossed the line in a time of 30:11.5 in the men’s 10K race.  Ben Hubers just missed earning an All-American spot placing 45th overall, clocking in at 30:19.0.  Terre Haute native Zach Mayhew was the third Hoosier to finish coming in the 64th position in 30:30.7.  Andrew Poore took 70th place overall crossing the line in 30:33.5. Rounding out the Hoosier scorers was Adrien Dannemiller who came in 119th overall and had a time of 30:57.9.

The final two Hoosier runners were De’Sean Turner and Andy Weatherford.  Turner placed 147th in a time of 31:10.3 and Weatherford crossed the finish in 171st in 31:25.7.

In the women’s race, IU’s Samantha Ginther participated as an individual qualifier.  Ginther clocked in at 21:35.4 and placed 173rd overall.

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  1. Two straight top 10 finishes in NCAA competition is very good in any sport! Great job to the runners and to the coaches!

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