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Cross Country

Teams begin 2009 seasons at Indiana Open

After a rigorous offseason workout regimen, the IU men’s and women’s cross country teams look to put their training to the test this weekend at the Indiana Open.

Runners compete in 72nd Jamboree

Looking to make long strides forward in their season, the IU men’s and women’s cross country team will travel to Stillwater, Okla., this weekend, home to the nation’s oldest cross country race.

Sophomore Sarah Pease leads teammate senior Kristina Trcka in the 27th Annual Indiana Intercollegiates meet Friday at the IU course. Pease and Trcka finished 5th and 8th respectively to help the team to a second place finish.

Teams lead massive in-state field in home invite

The IU cross country teams set a pace for the long haul after hosting the Indiana Intercollegiates on Friday. The Hoosiers had strong showings from both the men’s and women’s teams as the athletes kicked the dust off their shoes and ran in their first scored meet.The women’s team came in second place with 57 points, outdone by only Purdue, who finished with 45.The men began the season strong as well, claiming first place with 33 points in the field of 21 teams. Senior Brennon Plotner paced the men’s field, coming in first overall with a time of 25:03 in the men’s 8-kilometer race, while freshman Andrew Poore was close behind, finishing second 7 seconds later.

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