Indiana Women's Cross Country Ranked No. 26 in USTFCCCA Poll
Sept. 25, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's cross country team earned a ranking of No. 26 with 62 points in this week's United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll, released on Sept. 25. The Hoosier improved on their preseason ranking of No. 29, which was released on Sept. 12.
This week's poll is led by top-ranked Stanford with Colorado ranked second and Michigan at No. 3. The Hoosiers are just one of seven Big Ten schools in this week's poll. The Wolverines are followed in the poll by Illinois (No. 7), Wisconsin (No. 9), Iowa (No. 17), Minnesota (No. 19) and Michigan State (No. 20).
Indiana, under ninth-year head coach Judy Wilson, will travel to the inaugural Bill Dellinger Invitational hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene on Friday, Sept. 29. The 6K race will take place on Pre's Trail at Alton Baker Park in Eugene and is set to begin at 8:20 p.m. (ET).
The meet will host some of the top teams in the nation including USTFCCCA-ranked teams Arkansas (No. 8), Brigham Young (No. 6), Duke (No. 5), Oregon (No. 28), and Washington (No. 10).
In the Hoosiers last meet, the squad took home their fourth consecutive Indiana Intercollegiates title on Sept. 15 with a final team score of 38 points, defeating Valparaiso (89 points), Purdue (135 points) and host Indiana State (138 points).
Two-time All-American Jessica Gall led the pack for IU, winning the individual title with a career-best 5K time of 17:36.3. Senior Lindsay Hattendorf finished behind Gall in the Hoosier pack in a career-best 17:57.5 for fourth, while sophomores Wendi Robinson (18:11.1, fifth) and Stephanie Greer (18:34.8, 13th), and freshman Kellee Lemcke (18:38.3, 15th) rounded out Indiana's top-five.
Complete results and race recap from the Bill Dellinger Invitational may be found on IUHOOSIERS.com.
USTFCCCA Division I Women's Cross Country Poll
Also receiving votes: Wake Forest (20), Yale (11), Washington State (9), Nebraska (7), Weber State (7), William & Mary (7), LaSalle (6), Notre Dame (5), Syracuse (5), Texas Tech (4), Villanova (4), Texas A&M (2), Boston College (2), Alabama-Birmingham (1).
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