Hawks Place Fourth At Big Tens

Oct. 30, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The 11th-ranked University of Iowa men’s cross country team placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships hosted by the University of Minnesota. The 8,000-meter race held at Les Bolstad Golf Course was won by No. 2 Wisconsin who finished with seven of the top eight finishers and a team score of 16 points. No. 11 Iowa finished with 124 team points.

Adam Roche (20th, 25:03), Matt Esche (21st, 25:04) and Jeff Kent (22nd, 25:10) led the pack of Hawkeyes and all finished in the top 25. Eric MacTaggart (29th, 25:24) and Dan Haut (32nd, 25:29) were not far behind and also contributed to the team score. Andy Napier (37th, 25:36) and Alan Jackson (57th, 26:25) also competed for the Hawkeyes.

Visit http://www.gophersports.com/events/results.asp?id=7 for complete results of the 2005 Big Ten Championships.

Iowa is scheduled to compete next on November 12, when they host the NCAA Midwest Regionals.

TEAM RESULTS (Top 5)1.  Wisconsin (No. 2)   16, 2:00:062.  Ohio State(No. 26)         101, 2:05:333.  Minnesota (No. 23)  102, 2:05:264.  Iowa (No. 11)       124, 2:06:145.  Michigan (No. 17)       125, 2:06:17
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