Oct. 12, 2010
Saturday, October 16
at ISU Pre-Nationals Meet, Terre Haute, Indiana
at Inland Northwest Classic, Cheney 10 a.m
COUGAR CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS TRAVEL TO TERRE HAUTE
Selected members of the Washington State University cross country teams travel to Terre Haute, Ind., this week to race in the prestigious Indiana State University Pre-Nationals Meet, held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course...women run a 6000m course and the men run an 8000m course...teams are divided into blue, white or open races that start at different times of the late morning or early afternoon, Eastern Daylight Time...there are 80 collegiate women's teams and 71 collegiate men's teams entered...race divisions will be announced Wed., Oct. 13 on the ISU website (www.gosycamores.com)...results will be posted on the official WSU Athletic website, wsucougars.com, when available.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course is located in the 240-acres of the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind...NCAA Championships have been held here since 2004...built specifically for cross country in 1997 on a reclaimed coal mine...consists of an external loop of 3k and four internal loops that allow for circuits of varying lengths...start line is wide and accomodates around 30 teams...Coach Julian describes 3 hard minutes of running before the first turn...course has wide lanes.
COUGARS ALSO COMPETING IN CHENEY
Members of the WSU cross country teams not traveling the Indiana will be racing at the Inland Northwest Classic meet in Cheney...women's 5k (10 a.m.) and men's 8k (10:45 a.m.) on the EWU campus...teams competing include Gonzaga, Whitworth, Lewis-Clark St., Spokane CC, Flathead Valley CC. Calgary, WSU and host EWU.
JULIAN LEADING THE WAY
Second-year Cougar coach Pete Julian came to Washington State in August 2009 after a highly successful coaching stint at Metro State in Denver...the 2010 incoming freshman class is his first fully-recruited class at WSU and one he claims is the most talented in the last two decades...volunteer assistant coach Tim Riley returns for his second season.
LISTEN TO COACH JULIAN'S PODCAST
Hear Cougar coach Pete Julian's outlook on this weekend's cross country meet by going to www.wsucougars.com, click on the Multimedia pull-down link and click on Podcasts.
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