Indiana and Iowa Earn Big Ten Men's Cross Country Weekly Honors

Oct. 19, 2010

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Indiana's Ben Hubers and Iowa's Jeff Thode have been named the Big Ten Conference men's cross country Co-Runners of the Week, announced on Tuesday.

Big Ten Men's Cross Country Co-Runners of the Week
Ben Hubers, Indiana
Jr. - Marietta, Ga. - McEachern

Ben Hubers earns his first Big Ten Runner of the Week distinction after leading Indiana to a second-place finish out of 50 teams at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival on Saturday. Hubers' time of 29:39 placed him eighth out of 470 runners in the 10-kilometer race. The junior's finish marks the third time in four races he has been the top Hoosier finisher after winning both the Indiana Open and Indiana Intercollegiate Championships earlier this season.

Last Indiana Runner of the Week: Andy Bayer (Oct. 5, 2010)

Jeff Thode, Iowa
So. - Schaumburg, Ill. - Conant

Jeff Thode paced Iowa at the Bradley Classic on Friday, finishing less than a second out of first place to lead the Hawkeyes to their third team win of the season. Thode's 8-kilometer time of 23:37 marked a personal best and the fifth-best time in Iowa history en route to the first weekly award of his career. He has been the top Hawkeye finisher in every race this season.

Last Iowa Runner of the Week: Jesse Luciano (Oct. 7, 2008)

2010 Big Ten Men's Cross Country Runners of the Week
Sept. 7: Vince McNally, Jr., PSU; Michael Brice, Fr., WIS
Sept. 14: Charles White, Jr., PUR
Sept. 21: Colin Mickow, Jr., ILL; Aaron Simoneau, Jr., MSU
Sept. 28: Ben Blankenship, Sr., MINN
Oct. 5: Andy Bayer, So., IND
Oct. 12: Travis Borchard, Fr., MSU
Oct. 19: Ben Hubers, Jr., IND; Jeff Thode, So., IOWA