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Cross Country

Hoosiers head to Lawrence, Kan.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will face their first real tests of the year this weekend when they travel to Lawrence, Kan., to run in the Rim Rock Farm Classic.


The IU Women's cross country team takes their final run-out Sept. 7 at the season opener.

Women’s cross country looks to put the past behind them

After missing the NCAA tournament two years in a row, the women's cross country team and IU Coach Ron Helmer hope to move forward and contend for a trip to Louisville, Ky. and the NCAA championships this November.


IU achieves top honors in Terre Haute Friday

The IU men and women’s cross country teams both received the top prize this weekend at the Indiana Intercollegiates meet at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute.


A pack of runners from the IU men's cross country team strides around the corner at the season opener Saturday at the IU Cross Country Course.

Runners look to fill seniors’ shoes

After finishing seventh in the NCAA tournament last season, the IU men's cross country team is searching to fill the spots of five seniors lost after last year to graduation.



Ginther qualifies for Championships

Junior Samantha Ginther was selected as an individual qualifier for Monday’s national meet after finishing 14th in Saturday’s 6K NCAA Regional with a time of 20:58.3.


Cross country makes NCAA championships

The men clinched their tournament berth during the weekend with an automatic qualification by finishing second in the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional with 70 points. The men finished 20 points behind Wisconsin.


NCAA Regional spots given to Ricker, Johnson

True freshman Brianna Johnson finished first among Hoosiers and third overall while redshirt freshman JR Ricker finished first in Friday’s Hoosier Invitational.



Sophomore Andy Bayer celebrates setting IU's 3000 meter record in 7:48.35 Jan. 21 during the Gladstein Invitational held indoors at the Gladstein Field House. Bayer is the first Track runner to be an Academic All-American in IU history.

Hoosiers rested, ready to run

After going with split squads in the Pre-Nationals and adidas Invitational, the cross country teams will be whole again when they chase a Big Ten crown Sunday at the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill.


Cross Country teams complete 2 races in 3 days

Both the men and women cross country teams competed in the adidas Invitational on Friday in Madison, Wis., The men finished fifth in their 8K race, while the women ran a 6K and came in 29th.


Hoosiers preparing for Big Ten with 2 races

Both men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the adidas Invitational on Friday in Madison, Wis., and then again in the Pre-Nationals on Sunday in Terre Haute, Ind., the site of this year’s NCAA Championships.


Sophomore Andy Bayer celebrates setting IU's 3000 meter record in 7:48.35 on Jan. 21 during the Gladstein Invitational held indoors at the Gladstein Field House. Bayer is the first track runner to be an Academic All-American in IU history.

The mindset of IU runners

What does it take to be an elite IU runner? Is it a mindset or discipline? Talent or just a crazy love of the sport? IU's best runners explain.



Then-sophomore Nate Morrow and then-junior Andy Weatherford run in a pack during the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Coach Helmer builds Hoosier cross country program

The importance of history is often overstated yet underappreciated. Unless you are affiliated with IU’s cross country program. It has been 20 years since its last Big Ten title and 69 years since its last national championship, but don’t let the large numbers fool you. IU’s cross country team is steeped in tradition, dating back to the early 20th century.


IU women place 1st, men 2nd in weekend meet

Sitting their top six runners, the men’s cross country team scored 40 points but fell five points short of Purdue’s 35 Friday afternoon. The women, on the other hand, ran away from the competition, scoring 19 to beat Butler by 44 points in the Indiana Intercollegiate in Bloomington.


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