Hawkeyes Finish 13th At Roy Griak Invite

Sept. 23, 2006

St. Paul, MN –

The University of Iowa’s men’s cross country team traveled to St. Paul, MN for a 6,000-meter race at the Roy Griak Invitational. In a large field of 35 competing teams the Hawkeyes finished with a 13th place finish. Scoring runners for the Hawkeyes were: senior Jeff Kent (35th, 25:37), senior Micah VanDenend (40th, 25:43), junior Eric MacTaggart (47th, 25:50), freshman Jesse Luciano (87th, 26:12), and sophomore Andy Napier (109th, 26:23). Other runners for Iowa were sophomore Blake Schlotzhauer (142nd, 26:42) and redshirt freshman Tommy Tate (175th, 27:15). Taking the team title at the Invitational was Arizona scoring 142 points. Pacing the whole pack and winning the individual title was Josh McDougal from Liberty with a winning time of 24:14.

The Hawkeye men’s cross country team will next compete at Pre-Nationals on October 14 in Terre Haute, IN.

(Top five plus Iowa)
1. Arizona 142
2. Minnesota 153
3. Virginia 173
4. Arizona State 182
5. Iowa State 207
13. IOWA 318

(Top three plus Iowa)
1. Josh McDougal (Liberty) 24:14
2. Lopez Lomong (Northern Arizona) 24:18
3. Aaron Aguayo (Arizona State) 24:18
35. Jeff Kent (IOWA) 25:37
40. Micah VanDenend (IOWA) 25:43
47. Eric MacTaggart (IOWA) 25:50
87. Jesse Luciano (IOWA) 26:12
109. Andy Napier (IOWA) 26:23
142. Blake Schlotzhauer (IOWA) 26:42
175. Tommy Tate (IOWA) 27:14