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Cross-country looking to continue success during conference meets



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IU women’s cross-country team members round a corner of the 5k course at the IU Open in Aug. 2017. The team finished in seventh at the 2018 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational.  Emily Eckelbarger Buy Photos

Many members of the IU cross-country roster saw success in IU's two nonconference meets. 

The team as a whole saw success as a result, placing first in both meets. However, the road gets tougher as the Hoosiers begin Big Ten competition. 

Here are some meets for IU with big implications:

Big Ten Championships: Lincoln, Nebraska — Sunday, Oct. 28 

Last season both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams placed seventh in the Big Ten Championships. Senior Katherine Receveur led the women with a first place finish in the 6K while Ben Veatch finished fourth in the men’s 8K. This year the Hoosiers will compete against a Wisconsin program that has both their men’s and women’s teams ranked top-10 in the country. 

Great Lakes Regional: Terre Haute, Indiana — Friday, Nov. 9

The Great Lakes Regional marks the final meet before the NCAA championships. Last season the women’s team placed fifth and Receveur took first overall. The men’s team finished sixth, led by Veatch’s fourth-place finish. This meet serves as a final opportunity to qualify as a team or as an individual for the NCAA Championships meet. 

NCAA Championships: Madison, Wisconsin — Saturday, Nov. 17

The IU women’s team and Veatch, as an individual for the men’s team, represented the Hoosiers at the national stage last season. This year the IU cross-country teams are both ranked in the top 30 after two weeks of competition. The women are led by Receveur and senior Maggie Allen. Senior Kyle Mau leads the men’s squad that failed to qualify for the national meet as a team a year ago. 

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