BURGIN LEADS JAGS ON DAY ONE OF MIAMI INVITE
April 5, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
IUPUI PRESS RELEASE
Day #1 Results (.pdf)
OXFORD, Ohio - On the strength of two strong efforts in the 10,000m race, the IUPUI men's track team sits in third-place after day one of the Miami Invitational, being run this weekend on the George L. Rider Track. Junior Spencer Burgin finished second in the 10K in a time of 31:59.15 and sophomore Sam Roudebush was just off his pace at 31:59.61.
Burgin set a new personal best by almost two minutes and was just 14 seconds off Miguel Lozano's school record time. Roudebush was running the 10K for the first time in his college career on Friday (Apr. 4). Burgin spun his final lap in 63 seconds.
"It was very, very cold and very windy," IUPUI Head Coach Chuck Koeppen said. "The 10K is a bear - it's a lot of time on the track. Not only is it a physically demanding race, but it's really a mentally demanding race.
"Under better conditions, the guys might have been maybe a minute faster, which would've been a really good time. Spencer finished really strong, which was good to see. He's really starting to come back around."
Purdue's Steven Stoot won the race in a time of 31:25.26, running unattached.
Earlier in the night, junior Ryan Cutter finished seventh in the fast heat of the 5,000m event. The remaining heats of the 5K will be run on Saturday (Apr. 5).
"We're hoping for better weather tomorrow," Koeppen said. "It's supposed to be a little nicer tomorrow, so hopefully that'll help some of the times."