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Iowa State Men Finish 16th at NCAA Cross Country, Best Since 1997

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Thomas Pollard

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana – The No. 23 Iowa State men’s cross country team finished 16th at the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday at LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course. The meet capped off the program’s best season in recent memory, as 16th place ties for the best finish since 1997 for the Iowa State men.

Redshirt freshman Thomas Pollard once again led the Cyclones on the day, with a phenomenal outing. Pollard clocked a 30:30.6 to finish 45th overall, less than three seconds out of All-American status. Pollard was the third-highest finisher among freshmen in the entire field.

Kevyn Hoyos finished his Iowa State cross country career with a 58th place finish, clocking in at 30:35.2. Dan Curts got into the top-100 in 99th place with a mark of 30:51.5.

Next Up
The 2016 NCAA Cross Country season is now over, and the Cyclones will begin preparing for the 2017 Indoor Track & Field season, which is set to kick-off on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City.

Men’s 10k Team Scores:
1. Northern Arizona – 125
2. Stanford – 158
3. Syracuse – 164
4. Ole Miss – 196
5. Arkansas – 206
16. Iowa State – 384

Individual Results
1) Patrick Tiernan, Villanova, 29:22.0; 45) Thomas Pollard, Iowa State, 30:30.6; 58) Kevyn Hoyos, Iowa State, 30:35.2; 99) Dan Curts, Iowa State, 30:51.5; 136) Josef Andrews, Iowa State, 31:09.5; 148) Andrew Jordan, Iowa State, 31:13.1; 158) Toby Hardwick, Iowa State, 31:18.9; 198) John Nownes, Iowa State, 31:39.8

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