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Men's Cross Country/Track and Field

October 20, 2001

USI menís cross-country finishes second at GLVC Championships
Byrne wins individual title

The University of Southern Indiana menís cross country team finished second at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships this morning in Louisville, Kentucky. The Screaming Eagles finished third in last seasonís GLVC Championships.

Sophomore Joey Byrne (Georgetown, Kentucky) ran away with the individual championship after coming in with the top time of 32:35.6. Fellow classmate Doug Schwartz (Centralia) came in at seventh place with a time 33:27.5 while junior Mark Thurner (Hebron, Indiana) finished 10th with a time of 33:39.6 All three earned All-GLVC honors.

A pair of freshman, Chris Swisher (Milan, Indiana) and Danny Fisher (Nashville, Indiana), just missed All-Conference honors. Swisher finished 11th with a time 33:43.8 while Fisher followed with a time of 33:44.8.

Sophomores Matt Cronch (Valparaiso, Indiana) and Dustin Blink (Cedar Lake, Indiana) rounded out the top seven for USI. Cronch finished 17th with a time of 34:09.9 while Blink finished 20th with a time of 34:21.8.

Lewis University finished first after its runners placed second, third, fourth, and eighth.

The Eagles, who came into the weekend ranked 2nd in the Great Lakes Region and 13th nationally, will turn their attention to the NCAA Division II GL Regional meet, which is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, Wisconsin) on Saturday, November 3.

GLVC Team Results
1. Lewis University, 31 pts
2. University of Southern Indiana, 41 pts
3. University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 96 pts
4. University of Indianapolis, 101 pts
5. SIU Edwardsville, 129 pts
6. St. Josephís College, 163 pts
7. Bellarmine University, 186 pts
8. Northern Kentucky University, 190 pts

USI Results
1. Joey Byrne, 32:35.6
7. Doug Schwartz, 33:27.5
10. Mark Thurner, 33:39.6
11. Chris Swisher, 33:43.8
12. Danny Fisher, 33:44.8
17. Matt Cronch, 34:09.9
20. Dustin Blink, 34:21.8
33. Miles Krieger, 35:27.5
34. Brian Kendall, 35:28.6
43. Zach Toothman, 35:53.8
51. Tim Roman, 36:24.9
57. David Tyler, 37:01.4
69. Joe Morrison, 38:58.6
70. Andy Bradley, 39:01.8
74. Stephen Waters, 39:42.5
77. Joe Setnor, 40:40.1
82. David Louderback, 42:34.6
85. Matt Reffett, 44:07.6

Dan McDonnell, USI Sports Information

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