Men's Cross Country

    Hoosiers Receive NCAA Bid

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ----- After strong performances at the NCAA Regional on Nov. 13, the men's and women's cross country teams received at-large bids to the 2004 Division I NCAA Cross Country Championship.

    The No. 27-ranked women's team is coming off a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional held in Ypsilanti, Mich., on the campus of Eastern Michigan. Three Hoosiers earned all-region honors led by sophomore Jessica Gall who placed 7th overall in 20:16.2. Sophomore Kristin Whitezell finished 17th with a time of 20:51, while junior Kelly Siefker also earned the award, placing 20th in 20:55.5.

    The 10th-ranked men's team also competed well, taking home fifth place in the Regional. Sean Jefferson placed second overall (30:14.3) and twin brother John Jefferson placed fifth (30:24.3) to garner all-region honors. Out of the 29 teams in the Regional, Indiana was the only squad to have two individuals place in the top five.

    Thirty-one teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the nine regions, for a total of 18 teams. Thirteen additional teams were selected at-large.

    Indiana State University will host the 2004 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships, Nov. 22, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind. The women's race will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time followed by the men's race at 12:15 p.m.

    The following teams and individuals were selected to the championships:

    Men's Automatic Qualifying Teams
    American - Mid-Atlantic Region
    Arizona St. - West Region
    Arkansas - South Central Region
    Brigham Young - Mountain Region
    Colorado - Mountain Region
    Florida - South Region
    Florida St. - South Region
    Georgetown - Mid-Atlantic Region
    Iona - Northeast Region
    Minnesota - Midwest Region
    North Carolina St. - Southeast Region
    Notre Dame - Great Lakes Region
    Oklahoma St. - Midwest Region
    Providence - Northeast Region
    Stanford - West Region
    Texas - South Central Region
    William & Mary - Southeast Region
    Wisconsin - Great Lakes Region

    Men's At-large Teams
    Air Force
    Butler
    Cal Poly
    Central Mich.
    Colorado St.
    Georgia
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Michigan
    Michigan St.
    New Mexico
    Northern Ariz.
    Ohio St.

    Women's Automatic Qualifying Team
    Arizona St. - West Region
    Arkansas - South Central Region
    Brigham Young - Mountain Region
    Colorado - Mountain Region
    Columbia University - Northeast
    Duke - Southeast Region
    Georgia - South Region
    Illinois - Midwest Region
    Michigan - Great Lakes Region
    Missouri - Midwest Region
    North Carolina St. - Southeast Region
    Notre Dame - Great Lakes Region
    Providence - Northeast Region
    Southern Methodist - South Central
    Stanford - West Region
    Tennessee - South Region
    Villanova - Mid-Atlantic Region
    West Virginia - Mid-Atlantic Region

    Women's At-large Teams
    Baylor
    Butler
    UCLA
    UC Santa Barb.
    Colorado St.
    Idaho
    Indiana
    Marquette
    Michigan St.
    North Carolina
    Princeton
    Wake Forest
    Washington

     

     

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