Women's Cross Country

    IU Looks to Take the State at Indiana Intercollegiate

    Go Hoosiers! Redshirt sophomore Danny Stockberger
    Go Hoosiers!
    Redshirt sophomore Danny Stockberger
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 17, 2009

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    The IU cross country program will put the 2009 season in full swing at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet on Friday, Sept. 18 in Terre Haute, Ind., at the site of the 2009 NCAA Championships. The meet, hosted by Indiana State University, will consist of 24 women's teams and 23 men's teams, all from the state of Indiana. The Indiana men won the meet in 2008 and will look to repeat. The action is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start.

    Among the field will be the Butler men, who are currently ranked second in the USTFCCCA regional rankings. On the women's side, Indiana enters the meet as the highest ranked team, but they will look to knock off the rival Purdue Boilermakers, who took the title in 2008.

    The Hoosiers opened the 2009 season with the Indiana Open. The small meet consisted primarily of Indiana University runners, and it provided an opportunity for IU to get a competitive run in to start the season. The women's team was led by Chelsea Blanchard, who finished second behind only assistant coach Rebecca Walter. The men were led by redshirt freshman Zach Mayhew and junior Andy Weatherford, who finished first and second respectively.

    Mayhew finished in 25:31.96 for the win in his first collegiate meet, and Weatherford was right behind in 25:34.05. Both recorded career marks on the IU Championship Cross Country Course. Danny Stockberger took seventh in 26:51.74, and Jacob Rich was eleventh in 27:29.01.

    Blanchard finished second in the women's race with a time of 18:46.57. She was followed in by a fellow Carroll High School alum, freshman Samantha Ginther. Ginther finished in 18:58.89. Jenny Kulow took fourth in 19:06.41, and freshman Lyndsey Wall was fifth in 19:13.07.

    Sophomore Caitlin Engel was sixth in 19:27.70, and Natalie Goolik took seventh in 19:29.92. Rounding out the top seven for IU was Helene Delone in eighth (19:33.03). Walter took the win with a time of 17:42.56.

    For those unable to attend the meet, live updates will be available via Twitter. IU athletics media relations assistant Kyle Johnson will be tweeting updates from the course and will provide updates on the Hoosiers throughout the year. His username on Twitter is KJatIU.



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