Women's Cross Country

    Indiana Women's Cross Country Ranked 29th in This Week's USTFCCCA Poll

    Go Hoosiers! Senior All-American Jessica Gall led the Hoosiers last weekend with a second place finish at the Indiana Open.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior All-American Jessica Gall led the Hoosiers last weekend with a second place finish at the Indiana Open.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 12, 2006

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's cross country team is ranked 29th in the nation in this week's United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll.

    This week's USTFCCCA poll is led by top-ranked Stanford, with Colorado at No. 2 and Big Ten rival Michigan rounding out the top three. The poll includes six Big Ten teams, including No. 6 Illinois, No. 10 Wisconsin, No. 15 Iowa and No. 16 Minnesota.

    The Hoosiers placed five among the top 16 runners last weekend at the Indiana Open 5K, including All-American Jessica Gall, who finished second in a career-best 17:40. Gall's time is the sixth fastest on the IU Championship Course.

    Head coach Judy Wilson and the Hoosiers travel to the annual Indiana Intercollegiates this weekend in Terre Haute, Ind. The 5K race, which includes teams from all over the state, is Friday, Sept. 15 with the women's race slated to start at 4:30 p.m. (ET). The Hoosiers have taken the last three Intercollegiates' titles, with sophomore Wendi Robinson leading the Hoosiers with a fourth place overall finish last season in Bloomington.

    A panel of Division I coaches vote in the USTFCCCA poll. The rankings will be released weekly on Tuesday's throughout the collegiate cross country season.

    USTFCCCA Division I Women's Cross Country Poll
    (Sept. 12, 2006)

    1. Stanford
    2. Colorado
    3. Michigan
    4. Oklahoma State
    5. BYU
    6. Illinois
    7. Duke
    8. Arkansas
    9. Arizona State
    10. Wisconsin
    11. Princeton
    12. North Carolina State
    13. Baylor
    14. Tennessee
    15. Iowa
    16. Minnesota
    17. Boston University
    18. Marquette
    19. Florida State
    20. Providence
    21. Washington
    22. North Carolina
    23. Michigan State
    24. Georgetown
    25. William & Mary
    26. Virginia
    27. Colorado State
    28. Wake Forest
    29. Indiana
    30. Oregon

    Other schools receiving votes: Boston College, Butler, Notre Dame, Georgia, LaSalle, Northern Arizona, Villanova, Rice, Columbia, Weber State, UCLA, Texas Tech, Washington State, Alabama-Birmingham, UC Santa Barbara.

     

     

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