Sept. 14, 2006
Indiana Intercollegiates 5K Notes in PDF Format (9-14-06)
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IU TAKES FIRST ROAD TRIP TO 68th INDIANA INTERCOLLEGIATES
After spending the first two weekends of the season with meets at home, the Hoosiers hit the road this weekend and head to the Indiana Intercollegiates in Terre Haute, Ind., on Friday, Sept. 15. The 5K race is slated to start at 4:30 p.m. The meet features competition from schools all over the state of Indiana, including Ball State, Butler, Evansville, Indiana State, IPFW, IUPUI and Purdue. Last season, IU claimed the title of the Intercollegiates with a team score of 63 points, while Purdue (98) and Ball State (118) placed second and third, respectively. Sophomore Wendi Robinson led the way for the Hoosier pack, finishing fourth in the 5K with a time of 18:16.
INDIANA RANKED NO. 29 IN USTFCCCA POLL
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. 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.
GALL LEADS HOOSIER PACK AT INDIANA OPEN
The Hoosiers kicked off the 2006 campaign by hosing the Indiana Open on Sept. 9. Finishing first for the Hoosiers and second overall was senior All-American Jessica Gall with a time of 17:40 for the 5K race. Gall's time tied her career best and was the sixth-fastest time on the IU course. Rounding out the top 10 for IU were senior Lindsay Hattendorf (18:10, 5th) and sophomore Wendi Robinson (18:18, 7th). Also finishing for Indiana was sophomore Stephanie Greer (18:40, 11th), freshman Kelly Lemcke (19:01, 16th), sophomore Ashley Sommer (19:14, 18th), sophomore Kristina Trcka (19:17, 20th), junior Maura Ratcliff (19:54, 29th), freshman Bliss Cook (20:30, 37th) and freshman Jackie Davis (20:32, 38th).
IU TO HOST BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
For the first time in 10 years, the IU Cross Country Championship Course will be the site of the Big Ten Championships, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29. The women's 6K race is slated to begin at 10:45 a.m. The Hoosiers finished fourth last season at Big Tens, with senior Jessica Gall leading the way with a time of 21:30.14 for ninth place.
INDIANA TO COMPETE IN INAUGURAL BILL DELLINGER INVITATIONAL
Following a week off next week, Indiana will compete in the inaugural Bill Dellinger Invitational, hosted by the University of Oregon. The 6K race is slated for Friday, Sept. 29, on Pre's Trail at Alton Baker Park in Eugene and is set to begin at 8:20 p.m. Eastern. The meet will host some of the top teams in the nation including USTFCCCA-ranked teams Arkansas (No. 8), Brigham Young (No. 5), Duke (No. 7), Oregon (No. 30), Wake Forest (No. 28) and Washington (No. 21). The women's 6K begins at 8:20 p.m. on Pre's Trail at the Alton Baker Park in Eugene.