Men Second, Women Third at Big Ten Preview

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Brett Klosterhoff finished 18th with a PR in Friday's Big Ten Preview.

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Brett Klosterhoff finished 18th with a PR in Friday's Big Ten Preview.
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Sept. 13, 2013

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boilermaker cross country teams competed in their first home meet since 2010 on Friday evening. The men's team took second in the Big Ten Preview while the women finished third.

Matthew McClintock took first place in the men's 8k race. The sophomore ran with the lead pack for the first 7,000 meters before turning on the jets and cruising to a first place finish with a time of 24:41.8. The Athens, Maine, native's time was 9.1 seconds ahead of the second place finisher, Jordan Redd of Ohio State. The time was the fourth-fastest 8k of his career.

Caleb Kerr was the second finisher for the men. He turned in a sixth-place time of 25:01.8. It was also the fourth-fastest 8k of his career. Steven Stoot took 10th place overall with a time of 25:15.2. That time was a huge personal record as his previous best was 25:41.9, which he ran last year at the Big Ten Championships. Tate Schienbein was 15th overall with a time of 25:25.1. His time was also a personal best, as last season his best 8k time was 25:42.6, which he ran at the Indiana Intercollegiates. Tyler Wynn also ran a personal record. He finished the race 17th with an overall time of 25:34.0. His previous best was 25:50.0. Brett Klosterhoff ran a PR on Friday as well. He posted an 18th place time of 25:35.8. Andrew Cartwright also had a PR as he posted a 25:44.2, good for 21st place.

The men finished with 49 points. Ohio State took first with 28 points. Michigan was third with 69 points while Illinois took fourth with 76 points.

On the women's side, Blair Doney was the top finisher for the second-straight meet. Doney finished with a time of 22:02.7 in the 6k. Sharise Lund took second, for the second-straight race. The sophomore posted a 12th-place time of 22:15.2, the fourth-fastest 6k of her career. Laura Maibuecher finished 19th overall with a time of 22:34.2. That was also the fourth-fastest time of her career.

Katie Hoevet finished 25th in her first career 6k. The sophomore posted a time of 22:46.6. Brynn Olinger was just behind her as she took 26th. The freshman posted a 22:49.0 in her first race at the distance. Kristen Fritts finished 27th in her first career 6k. Fritts crossed the finish line in 22:51.8.

The Purdue women finished third with 79 points. Michigan took first with 16 points. Ohio State was second with 58 points while Illinois was fourth with 87 points.

For interviews with McClintock and Hartman after the race, see below.