No. 26 Indiana Women's Cross Country Heads to Inaugural Bill Dellinger Invitational
Sept. 27, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 26 Indiana women's cross country team 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 race is named for legendary former Oregon men's track and field coach Bill Dellinger, who was a two-time NCAA champion for the Ducks and a three-time Olympian and 1964 bronze medalist in the 5,000M. He held two world indoor records and six American records. Dellinger led the Ducks to four NCAA team titles among their 12 top-three NCAA finishes, along with 45 cross country All-America honors.
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).
The Hoosiers, which moved up to No. 26 in this week's United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll, claimed their fourth-consecutive Indiana Intercollegiates title on Sept. 15 with a team score of 38 points. Indiana defeated Valparaiso (89), Purdue (135) and host Indiana State (138).
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.
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