Women's Cross Country

    Hoosiers Take Seventh, Michigan Claims Title at Great Lakes Regional Meet

    Go Hoosiers! Jessica Gall finished fifth overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet on Saturday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jessica Gall finished fifth overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet on Saturday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 12, 2005

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-- Paced once again by All-American junior Jessica Gall the Hoosiers took seventh place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov. 12. Indiana managed to place three runners in the top 25, and two in the top ten, with Gall finishing fifth overall.

    Also finishing in the top 25 for the Hoosiers was junior Lindsay Hattendorf who finished eighth (21:19.2) and freshman Wendi Robinson who came in 22nd (21:50.9).

    Michigan took the team championship with 52 points, edging past Notre Dame with 68. Senior Victoria Mitchell ran away from the pack early for an easy victory as she won individual honors with a time of 20:37.0.

    Other finishers for the Hoosiers include junior Kristin Whitezell (63rd - 22:55.2), freshman Ashley Sommer (121st - 23:48.7), and senior Kelly Siefker (153rd - 24:18.5).

    "I am really excited for Jessica, and Lindsay," head coach Judy Wilson said. "Jess really needed this going into the national meet and Lindsay has just been solid for us the last few meets. I told Wendi right before the race to shoot for a top 25 finish. She is that gutsy type of kid to go out there and get it done."

    Gall and Hattendorf will earn individual spots in the NCAA Championships by finishing fifth and eighth overall respectively. The championships will be held in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday, Nov. 21.

    Top Five Teams
    1. Michigan - 52
    2. Notre Dame - 68
    3. Wisconsin - 142
    4. Butler - 174
    5. Michigan State - 182

     

     

    7. Indiana - 219

    Indiana Finishers
    Jessica Gall - 5th - 21:16.9
    Lindsay Hattendorf - 8th - 21:19.2
    Wendi Robinson - 22nd - 21:50.9
    Kristin Whitezell - 63rd - 22:55.2
    Ashley Sommer - 121st - 23:48.7
    Kelly Siefker - 153rd - 24:18.5

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