Women's Cross Country

    Jessica Gall Indoor Track Diary

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Jessica Gall sat down with IUHOOSIERS.com as the team adjusted from indoor track season to outdoor track.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Jessica Gall sat down with IUHOOSIERS.com as the team adjusted from indoor track season to outdoor track.
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    March 31, 2006

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Recently, IUHOOSIERS.com looked back at how the indoor track and field season went for the Hoosier distance runners as the season wrapped up. Now with the winter months behind them, the Indiana women's track and field teams are ready to kick off the 2006 outdoor season with its first official competition this weekend. Several members of the distance crew will head west to Palo Alto, Calif., where they will compete in the annual Stanford Invitational on March 31-April 1, at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

    Jessica Gall Diary
    A cross country runner is never out of season, just in different seasons. Right now we are transitioning from indoor track to outdoor track. The indoor season was filled with lots of ups and downs, but we all learned a lot from it. We were able to break in our state-of-the-art banked track. It was nice to host a lot of home meets and not have to travel too much.

    At Big Tens, we did not perform up to the level we know we are capable of achieving. The good thing is, that we now have a big chip on our shoulder and something to prove during outdoor season.

    Everyone is refocusing and reevaluating what we need to do to be the best athletes we can, because none of us want to relive the low of being at the bottom of the conference. Coach Wilson has started a "March Madness" program involving a few early morning practice sessions each week with new drills and strength exercises. We have a lot of big outdoor meets that we are getting excited for. While the rest of the team goes to Texas for their first meet, the distance runners will be making our outdoor debut in Palo Alto, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational (March 31 - April 1). The weather there is always perfect for distance running. It is generally cool, but not too cold, not rainy nor extremely dry, and the best competition in the country will be there.

    Since we have a month before our first meet we are increasing our mileage and getting in a good base that we will sustain throughout the rest of the season.

    While the indoor season did not meet our high expectations, we are more motivated than ever, so be on the lookout for great things to come from the cross country runners along with the rest of our amazing track and field teammates!

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