Women's Cross Country

    Gall Leads Hoosiers to Fourth-Straight Indiana Intercollegiates Title

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Jessica Gall recorded a career-best time of 17:36.3 to win the Indiana Intercollegiates 5K.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Jessica Gall recorded a career-best time of 17:36.3 to win the Indiana Intercollegiates 5K.
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    Sept. 15, 2006

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior All-American Jessica Gall helped led the No. 29 Indiana women's cross country team to their fourth-straight Indiana Intercollegiates title with a team score of 38 points, while she won the individual championship in a career-best 17:36.3 in the 5K at the LaVerne Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind. on Friday, Sept. 15.

    Valparaiso finished second to the Hoosiers with 89 points, while Purdue placed third with 135 points, Indiana State finished fourth with 138 points and Ball State placed fifth with 148 points among the Big State teams.

    "For what we have done in the last six days, we ran well," head coach Judy Wilson said. "We went out kind of hard and then we settled in. Jess (Gall) did what we expected her to. Steph (Greer) ran well and Kellee (Lemcke) will just keep getting better as we continue to compete."

    Senior Lindsay Hattendorf finished behind Gall in the Hoosier pack in a career-best 17:57.5 for fourth, while sophomores Wendi Robinson (18:11.1, fifth) and Stephanie Greer (18:34.8, 13th), and freshman Kellee Lemcke (18:38.3, 15th) rounded out Indiana's top-five.

    Sophomore Ashley Sommer finished 24th with a time of 19:02.0, freshman Kristina Trcka placed 31st with a time of 19:16.2, freshman Hailee Elmore finished 35th with a time of 19:24.0 and freshman Rachel Ehret placed 65th with a time of 20:08.7.

     

     

    Indiana won last season's title in Bloomington with a team score of 63 points. The Hoosiers also claimed the Intercollegiates title in 2003 and 2004.

    IU will take next weekend off before traveling to the inaugural Bill Dellinger Invitational hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene on Sept. 29.

    Top Five Big State Team Scores
    1. Indiana, 38
    2. Valaparaiso, 89
    3. Purdue, 135
    4. Indiana State, 138
    5. Ball State, 148

    Indiana Individual Places/Times
    1. Jessica Gall, *17:36.3
    4. Lindsay Hattendorf, *17:57.5
    5. Wendi Robinson, *18:11.1
    13. Stephanie Greer, *18:34.8
    15. Kellee Lemcke, *18:38.3
    24. Ashley Sommer, *19:02.0
    31. Kristina Trcka, *19:16.2
    35. Hailee Elmore, *19:24.0
    65. Rachel Ehret, *20:08.7

    *denotes career best time

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