BIG TEN MEN's CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Madison, Wisconsin October 29, 2000

 CLICK-ON PICTURES TO LOAD HI-RES PHOTO - - - PHOTOS WEB DESIGN by SEAN HARTNETT

 

Start

Big Ten harriers charge up a hill 400 meters into the race.

 

1000 Meters

Ohio State's Ian Connor leads the pack through the first K. 

 

 

2500 Meters

Connor (196) shares the pace with Michigan's Mark Pilja (159) and Indiana's Aaron Gillen (122). The Badgers' Adam Wallace (249) and Jared Cordes (242) are a stride back.

4200 Meters

Michigan's Mark Pilja strings out the lead pack half-way through the race.

 

 

 4400 Meters

Jason Vanderhoof gathers himself for the finishing stretch.

5800 Meters

The lead group is down to four - Pilja, Gillen and the Badger senior duo of Jason Vanderhoof and Jared Cordes. 

 

 

 

WORKING THE

Badger Coach Jerry Schumacher (on left) ventures out to an

 

SIDELINES

 

 

issolated section of the course to orchestrate his team's efforts.

 

 

 7000 Meters

The four-man lead pack heads into the final kilometer. (L-R) Pilja, Cordes, Vanderhoof and Gillen. 

 7400 Meters

 Jason Vanderhoof (248) and Jared Cordes open a gap.

 

 

Finish Line

Jason Vanderhoof rode a strong finishing surge to a 40 meter lead at the finish.

 BIG TEN CHAMPS Wisconsin's 45 point total takes the trophy. Vanderhoof and Cordes' 1-2 finish paced the Badgers. Adam Wallace followed in 9th, Tim Keller (14th), Joe Eckerly (19th), Nate Uselding (22nd) and Drew Hohensee (40th).