Women's Cross Country

    Roy Griak Invitational Notes

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Ashley Sommer and the Hoosiers head to Minnesota for the Griak Invite
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Ashley Sommer and the Hoosiers head to Minnesota for the Griak Invite
    Go Hoosiers!

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    HOOSIERS HEAD TO MINNESOTA FOR ROY GRIAK INVITE
    The 22nd ranked Hoosiers, fresh off their win at the Indiana Intercollegiates, head to Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, Sept. 24 for the 20th Annual Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. The Hoosiers will have an opportunity to get familiarized with the course that the Big Ten Championships will be held on in Oct., as well race against Big Ten rivals Wisconsin, Northwestern, and the host Minnesota. Race time is slated for 12:10 p.m.

    IU TAKES HOME INDIANA INTERCOLLEGIATES TITLE
    Paced by a strong effort from freshman Wendi Robinson, the Hoosiers won the Intercollegiates for the second time in three years. Robinson, finished the 5K race in 18:16 to earn fifth place overall. Indiana was able to pull out the victory, despite the absence of junior All-American Jessica Gall.

    HOOSIERS RANKED 22ND IN FINISH/LYNX POLL
    In the first official poll of the season the Hoosiers have moved up a spot from the preseason rankings from No. 23 to No. 22.

    The Hoosiers finished last season in the No. 24 spot. In the Great Lakes Region, the Hoosiers are ranked behind No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 4 Michigan and No. 18 Michigan State. Other teams of interest include, No. 16 Illinois, and other teams receiving votes were Butler and Iowa.

    RETURNING ALL AMERICAN
    Junior Jessica Gall headlines the returning letterwinners for Indiana. Gall became just the eighth female runner in school history to earn All-American honors during the cross country season when she finished in 18th place at NCAA's.

    BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA
    The Hoosiers have a travel friendly schedule this season, leaving the state only three times. The team will travel to Minneapolis, Minn once during the regular season and once for the Big Ten Championships, and will take a trip to Chicago for the Loyola Lakefront Invitational.

    HOMEGROWN TALENT
    This year's squad is loaded with talent from across Indiana with nine runners hailing from the Hoosier state. That number also includes two Bloomington natives, sophomore Maura Ratcliff (South) and freshman Lydia Serfling (North).

    UP NEXT
    The Hoosiers will hit the road again, this time they head to South Bend for the Notre Dame Invitational on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m.

     

     

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