Scotty Albaugh (L) and Nick Posada
Nov. 6, 2013
Friday, Nov. 8 -- at Hoosier Invitational (Bloomington, Ind.), 4 p.m.
In the week off between championship meets, the 16th-ranked University of Michigan men's cross country team will send seven members of its squad to compete in the Hoosier Invitational on Friday (Nov. 8). The non-scoring 8,000-meter event is intended to give student-athletes not competing in the postseason one final chance to race during the 2013 season. The men's 8K is set to begin at 4 p.m. following the women's 5K at 3:15 p.m. at the IU Cross Country Course.
The same seven-man squad was last in action together at the Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 4, where they placed 25th as a team. Junior/sophomore Nick Posada (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park) paced the Wolverines at Notre Dame, finishing 104th in a time of 25:49.6.
Since that meet, Posada, senior Nathan Karr (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) and sophomore/freshman George Kelly (Lincroft, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) also participated in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 19). Posada led that trio, running to a ninth-place finish with a season-best 8K time of 24:42.
Friday, Nov. 15 -- at NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Madison, Wis.), Noon CST
Saturday, Nov. 23 -- at NCAA Championships (Terre Haute, Ind.), Noon
Michigan's championship team will reduce down to a seven-man squad for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 23) and NCAA Championships (Nov. 23). The final two championship races of the season will be contested at 10,000 meters -- an increase of 2,000 meters from the previous five meets.
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423