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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of May 26-June 2, 2015

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    Women's Cross Country

    Thursday-Saturday, May 28-30 • 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round • Mike A. Myers Stadium • Austin, Texas
    NCAA Track & Field West Preliminary Round Information

    Notable: Sophomore Andrea Ostenso will compete in the 10,000-meter event at the 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas. Ostenso's event is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 28. It is the second-to-last event scheduled for the first day of competition. The Ladysmith, Wisconsin, native posted a qualifying mark of 34:46.88 at the Stanford Invitational on April 3 to secure a spot in the field of 48 runners.

    The top-12 qualifiers in each event from both the West and East Preliminary Rounds (held simultaneously in Austin and Jacksonville, Florida, respectively) will advance to compete at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Orgon, June 10-13. For more information about the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, please visit

    Purple Pride Blood Drive

    Thursday, May 28 • Purple Pride Blood Drive • Henry Crown Sports Pavilion • Evanston, Ill.
    Schedule An Appointment | Purple Pride Blood Drive Flyer

    Notable: Northwestern Athletics and LifeSource will be hosting Purple Pride Blood Drive at Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on Thursday, May 28 from noon to 6 p.m. For each person who donates blood, Purple Pride will donate $10 to the donor's NU Club Sports team/organization. In addition, all donors will receive a free Purple Pride T-Shirt and will be entered to win a Pat Fitzgerald autographed football. Appointments are encouraged and can be made in advance by clicking here or by calling 1-877-LIFESOURCE. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Northwestern Day at Arlington Park

    Sunday, June 7 • Northwestern Day • Arlington Park • Arlington Heights, Ill.

    Notable: For the fifth-consecutive year, Chicago's premier thoroughbred facility, Arlington International Racecourse, will welcome the Wildcats to the park to celebrate Northwestern Day on Sunday, June 7. Gates will open at noon, providing Wildcat fans with a unique opportunity to celebrate the Northwestern spirit with a variety of events and appearances for fans of all ages. The day's first race will start at 1:15 p.m. Use promo code NUDAY15 at for ticket discounts.

    Registration Now Open for Run For Walk

    Register Here

    Notable: Northwestern Athletics has announced that registration is now open for the fourth annual Run For Walk, a 4.1 mile run and 5K family walk, which will be held Sunday, August 9 to honor former head football coach Randy Walker. The race has been named by the Chicago Area Runner's Association as a CARA Runners' Choice Circuit event for 2015. Fans are encouraged to register online or visit for more event details. Questions should be directed to or by calling 847-491-7723.


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