Hawkeyes Finish 13th At Pre-Nationals

Oct. 15, 2005

TERRE HAUTE, IN — The University of Iowa Women’s Cross Country team placed 13th out of 35 teams at the NCAA Pre-Nationals hosted by the Indiana State University. The 6,000-meter race held at LaVern Gibson Championship course was won by No. 3 Stanford who finished with a total team score of 86 points. Iowa finished the race with 401 points.

Sophomore Meghan Armstrong (22nd, 20:49) led Iowa and finished 22nd out of 232 runners. Nikki Chapple (69th, 21:40), Racheal Marchand (72nd, 21:41) and Shannon Stanley (99th, 21:58) all finished the top 100. Molly Esche (139th, 22:27) and Jessica Schmidt (177th, 22:54) also competed for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa is scheduled to compete next on October 30, at the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, MN.

TEAM RESULTS (Top 5 + Iowa)1.  Stanford (No. 3)                86, 1:43:022.  Notre Dame (No. 8)              147, 1:44:213.  Columbia (No. 13)               207, 1:45:11T4. BYU (No. 4)                     209, 1:46:01T4. North Carolina State (No. 9)    209,1:45:4613. Iowa                            401, 1:48:35
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