Hawkeye Teams Brace For Conference Showdowns!

The University of Iowa men’s and women’s cross country teams head to the Big Ten Cross Country Championships this weekend. The championships will be held Sunday in East Lansing, Mich.

 

2012 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2012 Big Ten Championships will be hosted by Michigan State University. The women’s 6K race is set to begin at 10:45 a.m. (ET) with the men’s 8K to follow at 11:45 a.m.

 

COMPETING FOR IOWA

Nick Holmes, Cameron Rieger, Jon Michael Brandt, Sam Chaney, Columbus Community, Kevin Lewis,  Ottumwa, Ben Witt, Burlington, Anthony Gregorio, Taylor Soltys, and Caleb Wilfong will represent the Hawkeye men, while Mareike Schrulle, Nicole Benson, Kelsey Hart, West Branch, Lena Placzek, Megan Ranegar, Jocelyn Todd, Lisa Gordon, Courtney Martin, Ames, and Cindy Saliba will compete for the women.

 

2011 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Hawkeye women tallied a team score of 149 to earn a sixth place finish at the 2011 Big Ten Championships, while the men came in 10th posting a score of 260. Michigan State won the 6,000-meter women’s event, while Wisconsin took the title in men’s 8,000 meters.

 

IN THE RANKINGS

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams are ranked in the USTFCCCA Regional rankings. The women’s team is ranked seventh in the Midwest Region, while the men are ranked 10th.

 

BIG TEN NATIONAL RANKINGS

The Hawkeye women will face four nationally ranked foes this weekend. Those teams include: Michigan (7), Penn State (13), Michigan State (15) and Minnesota (25). The men’s team will face three nationally ranked teams including, Michigan (11), Wisconsin (20) and Indiana (24).

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