Iowa Places Fourth At Pre-Nationals

Oct. 15, 2005

TERRE HAUTE, IN — The 14th-ranked University of Iowa Men’s Cross Country team placed fourth out of 34 teams at the NCAA Pre-Nationals hosted by the Indiana State University. The 8,000-meter race held at LaVern Gibson Championship course was won by No. 3 Colorado who finished with a total team score of 70 points. No. 14 Iowa also performed very well finishing with a team score of 193 points.

Sophomore Eric MacTaggart (22nd, 24:17) led Iowa and finished 22nd out of 229 runners. Jeff Kent (36th, 24:30), Micah VanDenend (38th, 24:34) and Dan Haut (42nd, 24:36) all ran well and placed in the top 50. Adam Roche (55th, 24:45), Matt Esche (88th, 25:06) and Alan Jackson (218th, 27:06) also competed for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa is scheduled to compete next on October 30, at the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, MN.

TEAM RESULTS (Top 5)1.  Colorado (No. 3)    70, 2:00:252.  Notre Dame (No. 7)  96, 2:00:493.  Florida (No. 13)    152, 2:01:504.  Iowa (No. 14)   193, 2:02:425.  Portland (No. 16)   218, 2:03:07
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS(Top Three Plus Iowa Placers)1. Josh Mcdougal (Liberty) 23:122. Richard Kiplagat (Iona) 23:323. Bret Schoolmeester (Colorado) 23:4322. Eric MacTaggart (Iowa) 24:1736. Jeff Kent (Iowa) 24:3038. Micah VanDenend (Iowa) 24:3442. Dan Haut (Iowa) 24:3655. Adam Roche (Iowa) 24:4588. Matt Esche (Iowa) 25:06218. Alan Jackson (Iowa) 27:06=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>="http:>