Hawkeyes Win Early Bird Invitational

Sept. 1, 2006


The University of Iowa cross country teams opened their season with two wins at Western Illinois’s Early Bird Invitational. The men’s team was lead by Tommy Tate (18:41) who took first place on the 6,000-meter course. Western Illinois’s Beth Whalen won the 4,000-meter race for the women with a time of 14:31.

Other individual places to help the men clinch the title were Mike Stout (19:04, 3rd), Jay Renaud (19:22, 5th), Brendan Champlin (19:24, 6th) and Heath Moenck (20:09, 15th). The women’s team also finishing strong was lead by Jessica Schmidt with a second place finish and a time of 14:47. Molly Esche (14:59, 3rd), Chrissy Schaefer (15:06, 4th), Jennis Docherty (15:09, 5th) and Rachel Hawks (15:33, 6th) also contributed to secure the first place finish. Close behind the pack was Katie Ellis with a eighth place finish and a time of 15:45.

The Hawkeyes will host the Hawkeye Open on Saturday September 9th at Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City.

1. IOWA 24 Points
2. Western Illinois 33 Points

1. Tommy Tate (I) 18:41
2. Tim Bradley (UNAT) 18:52
3. Mike Stout (I) 19:04
5. Jay Renaud (I) 19:22
6. Brendan Camplin (I) 19:24
15. Heath Moenck (I) 20:09