Hoosiers Host Indiana Intercollegiates Sept. 19
Sept. 17, 2008
INDIANA INTERCOLLEGIATES | Meet Notes
SETTING THE SCENE
The meet consists of three races, as it opens with an open 5K that will have men and women combined at 3:30 p.m. ET. The women's 5K race, which will be scored, is slated for 4:30 p.m. and the men's scored race is set for 5:15 p.m.
Complete results and a meet recap will be available on IUHoosiers.com following Friday's event.
INDIANA INTERCOLLEGIATES HISTORY
This year marks the 70th men's race, dating back to 1938 when the Hoosiers won on Butler University's course. The women's race enters its 27th year, dating back to 1981 when IU won on Indiana State's course.
The Hoosiers have long dominated the event, as the men's program has claimed 39 Intercollegiates titles and the women have won the meet on 11 occasions.
Last season, the men finished second with 55 points to Indiana State, who recorded a final team score of 47 points. The women's team finished third with 120 points, behind Purdue (49 points) and Ball State (74 points).
HOOSIERS EARN VOTES
The Hoosiers ended the 2007 season ranked 28th in the final poll after finishing 28th at the NCAA Championships. IU also ranks fifth among the preseason Great Lakes Region poll, while the women's team ranks 11th among the region.
A FEW NEW FACES
On the women's side, five true freshmen donned the Cream and Crimson. Chelsea Blanchard (4th/19:41.99), Kaylan Comer (6th/20:26.83), Breanne Ehrman (8th/20:29.99), Helene Delone (11th/21:23.93) and Erin Walgamuth (12th/21:54.18) all competed in their first career collegiate meet and made up a large portion of the Hoosier pack.
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