Indiana had four runners place in the top 10 en route to a first place finish at the Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Championships. It is the school’s first men’s cross country title since 1980.
The Indiana men’s cross country team earned its first Big Ten title in 33 years Saturday at the 2013 Big Ten Cross Country Championships, hosted by Purdue. The Hoosier men had four runners finish in the top 10 en route to the championship.
The Michigan State women’s cross country team claimed its third Big Ten Championship title in four years on Sunday at the Boilermaker Cross Country Course in West LaFayette, Ind. Led by Leah O’Connor’s runner-up finish, the Spartans picked up 43 points to beat out defending champion Michigan.
After 30 years, 26 Big Ten Conference championships and countless contributions to his sport, Ed Nuttycombe is retiring from his position as head coach of the Wisconsin men’s track and field program.
Wisconsin placed second at the NCAA Men’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday, with four Badger runners finishing in the top 50. Indiana placed 18th at the national meet, while Michigan took 23rd and Michigan State finished 31st.
All four competing Big Ten teams placed in the top 25 at the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Michigan took fifth, Penn State finished 14th, Michigan State placed 16th and Minnesota landed 22nd.
Big Ten Cross Country will be well-represented at the NCAA Championships, with four men’s teams, four women’s teams and nine individual runners selected to the field for the national meet. The championships are set for Saturday, Nov. 17, in Louisville, Ky.