Indiana finishes second at home meet
Roundup: No. 2 Wisconsin, No. 9 Florida State win events
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 7 Indiana took second place at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet on Friday afternoon. Purdue captured the meet besting the Hoosiers by a 35-40 count.
Andrew Weatherford led the Hoosiers with a fifth place individual finish in a time of 25:03, his best time ever at the IU Championship Cross Country Course. Nate Morrow (25:07), Ben Bizuneh (25:08) and Blake Dircksen (25:11) were just behind taking seventh, eighth and ninth overall, respectively. J.R. Ricker rounded out Indiana's scoring taking 11th place in 25:13.
The Hoosiers will have a few weeks off before traveling to Stillwater, Okla. to participate in the Cowboy Jamboree hosted by Oklahoma State on Oct. 1.
No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers at Orange and Blue Preview
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Wisconsin captured its first team win of the season with a first-place finish at the Orange and Blue Preview held on the campus of conference foe Illinois.
Behind a 33-point team effort, UW beat out Big Ten rivals Illinois and Michigan in the 8-kilometer race. Illinois came in second with a team total of 42 points, and Michigan finished third, rounding out the three-team field with 50 points.
Leading the charge for the Badgers was sophomore Michael Brice, who debuted with a bang. The Kaukauna, Wis. native outkicked Illinois senior Dan Kremske down the last 40 meters to take home the individual win with a time of 24 minutes, 24 seconds in his first race of the season.
Shortly behind Brice was sophomore Drew Shields - individual winner of last week's Badger Opener - finishing in a time of 24:29 and earning a fourth-place finish. Donald Schwaderer came in seventh at 24:46, Alex Brill - who Byrne said was dealing with some leg issues last week in practice - ran tough for UW by finishing 10th in 24:52, and Matt McKenna finished 11th in 25:04.
No. 9 Florida State Seminoes at Clemson Invitational
SENECA, S.C. -- Ninth-ranked Florida State cruised to victory at the Clemson Invitational on Friday evening. The Seminoles finished with 28 points on the night, well ahead of second-place Virginia Tech who posted 70 points.
Senior Michael Fout picked up where he left off after earning All-American honors in 2010, placing third overall in the 8-kilometer in 24:13.7 with a strong finishing surge. On his heels was junior co-captain Wes Rickman, the second of five Seminoles in the top eight, who finished fourth (24:16.5).
They were chased to the finish by Seminole senior Seth Proctor (sixth, 24:24.9), sophomore Jakub Zivec (seventh, 24:28.0) and freshman AJ de Valle (eighth, 24:32.1), who was making his Florida State debut.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.