HOLLAND, MICH. -- Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology senior Tyler Kreipke (Zionsville)
qualified for the NCAA Division III Cross Country National
Championships with a third-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional
Kreipke ran the third-fastest
time in Rose-Hulman history with his effort of 25:15. His
third-place finish ties the school record for best regional mark
for a Rose-Hulman men's cross country runner, with Mike O'Brien and
his effort at Tri-State in 1981.
Kreipke becomes the fourth men's
cross country runner in school history and the first since 1982 to
qualify for the national championships. O'Brien earned
All-American honors in 1981, and Dennis Dierckman claimed
All-American honors in 1974. Chris Wilson also qualified for
the national championships in 1989.
Senior Derek Bischak
(Angola, Ind.) finished 77th overall of 240 runners
with a time of 26:38. Junior Micah Aldrich
(Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) finished 91st in
Kreipke will compete at the NCAA
Division III National Championships at the H. J. Max Championship
Cross Country Course, hosted by Wartburg College, on Nov. 20 at 11
a.m. Central Time.