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Jackrabbits begin season at NDSU

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 08/30/2012 09:20:47

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The 2012 Men's and Women's Cross Country teams will begin their seasons this Friday (Aug. 31) at the NDSU Dual.

The field for the NDSU Dual will be made up of SDSU, the University of North Dakota, and the host North Dakota State.

This will be the first action for both Jackrabbit Cross Country teams, as they have high expectations for the year. Two weeks again the men were picked first in the Summit League Preseason Poll, and the women were selected second.

About the women's teams:

          South Dakota State:

                      Picked second in the Summit League Preseason Poll.
                      Finished fourth last year at the Summit League Championship.
                      Top returner is Erin Hargens, who finished 17th at the 2011 Summit League Championship Meet.

          University of North Dakota:

                      Selected 10th in Big Sky Preseason Poll.
                      Finished second at the Great West Championship Meet.
                      Top returner is Lindsay Anderson, who was the 2010 Great West Conference Athlete of the Year.

          North Dakota State:

                      Picked first in the Summit League Preseason Poll.
                      Won the Summit League Championship last season.
                      Top returner is Heidi Peterson, who finished sixth at the 2011 Summit League Championship Meet.

About the men's teams:

          South Dakota State:

                      Picked first in the Summit League Preseason Poll.
                      Finished third last year at the Summit League Championship.
                      Top returner is Michael Krsnak who finished third at the 2010 Summit League Championship Meet.

          University of North Dakota:

                      Picked ninth in the Big Sky Preseason Poll.
                      Finished fifth last year in the Great West Conference.
                      Top returner is Nick Lindstrom, who finished 17th at the 2011 Great West Conference Meet.

          North Dakota State:

                      Picked second in the Summit League Preseason Poll.
                      Finished second in the Summit League Championship.
                      Top returner is Marty Joyce, who finished 14th at the 2011 Summit League Championship Meet.

Due to the weather conditions this Friday in Fargo, N.D. the women's race will be pushed back to a start time of 6 p.m. and the men will start around 6:40 p.m.


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