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Women's cross country earns NCAA bid

The IU women’s cross country team will be traveling to Terre Haute next week to compete in the NCAA Championships.

They were selected as an at-large big, one of 13 awarded to teams across the nation following a strong fourth place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes regional.

“We had a point or two more than a few teams,” IU coach Ron Helmer said. “The fact is that there are 13 at large teams and we ended up being selected. I absolutely believe we deserved to go, we’re running at a point in the season you want to run at.”

Along with the women’s team will be men's team sophomore Andrew Poore, who will be running individually. As for preparing for a meet this late into the season, Helmer was optimistic.

“Our goal is to put things into place," he said. "After our top two, we’re very young and we’ve got to get the girls comfortable to run at this level. If we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we can really go in there and run.”

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