Hawkeyes Make Their Fourth Appearance in Five Years at Nationals

Nov. 20, 2006

TERRE HAUTE, IN –

The men and women’s cross country teams competed in the final meet of the season at the NCAA championships. Running in Terre Haute, IN, the women completed a 6,000-meter course while the men ran 10,000-meters.

Making their fourth appearance in five years was the men’s cross country team. They finished the meet in 28th place with junior Eric MacTaggart (66th, 32:12) pacing the way. Senior Micah VanDenend (82nd, 32:23), senior Jeff Kent (174th, 33:23), sophomore Blake Schlotzhauer (206th, 33:47), red shirt freshman Tommy Tate (238th, 34:44) and sophomore Andy Napier (242nd, 35:01) all competed for the Hawkeyes. The men’s pack was lead by Josh Rohatinsky of BYU and finishing in a time of 30:44.Team champion for the men were the Buffaloes from Colorado University who posted an average team time of 31:39 and scoring 94 pts.

MEN’S TEAM RESULTS
(TOP FIVE PLUS IOWA)
1. Colorado 94 pts.
2. Wisconsin 142 pts.
3. Iona 172 pts.
4. Stanford 195 pts.
5. Oregon 196 pts.
28. Iowa 508 pts.

MEN’S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
(TOP FIVE PLUS IOWA)

1. Josh Rohatinsky (BYU) 30:44
2. Neftalem Araia (Stanford) 30:52
3. Jess Baumgartner (S. Utah) 30:53
4. Lopez Lomong (N. Arizona) 30:59
5. Martin Fagan (Providence) 31:01
66. Eric MacTaggart (IOWA) 32:12
82. Micah VanDenend (IOWA) 32:23
174. Jeff Kent (IOWA) 33:23
206. Blake Schlotzhauer (IOWA) 33:47
238. Tommy Tate (IOWA) 34:44
242. Andy Napier (IOWA) 35:01