Helmer Announces 2008 Indiana Cross Country Schedule
June 4, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana cross country and track and field director and head coach Ron Helmer has announced the 2008 cross country schedule, which features two home meets on the Indiana Cross Country Championship Course.
The Hoosiers will host the Indiana Open to start off the season on Saturday, Sept. 13 and will follow that with the annual Indiana Intercollegiates on Friday, Sept. 19 in Bloomington.
Following the Hoosiers' first two weekends at home, IU will hit the road for the remainder of the season beginning with the historic Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Stillwater. IU will then compete in the Pre-Nationals meet on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Terre Haute, Ind., before traveling to Ann Arbor on Sunday, Nov. 2 for the 2008 Big Ten Championships, hosted by the University of Michigan.
"We have a schedule that will give our student-athletes an opportunity to experience both the tradition and the diversity that make up collegiate cross country," Helmer said. "Our home meets are run on one of the finest cross country courses in the country, the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree is one of the oldest invitational's in the country. These meets, along with the Pre-Nationals should prepare us to have an outstanding conclusion to our season at the Big Ten and NCAA championships."
Competition in the month of November continues with the Great Lakes Region Championships, hosted by Purdue, on Saturday, Nov. 15 in West Lafayette, Ind. The season concludes in Terre Haute at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday, Nov. 24.
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