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    Wildcats Compete Against Nation's Best at Pre-National Invitational

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM The Wildcats now rest up for the Big Ten Championships in two weeks.
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    The Wildcats now rest up for the Big Ten Championships in two weeks.
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    Oct. 15, 2005

    Complete Results

    EVANSTON, Ill.--Northwestern's cross country team placed 31st today in the 6,000 meter white race of the 2005 Pre-National Invitational at the LaVern Gibson Championship course in Terre Haute, Ind. Five other Wildcat runners took part in the open race with a 12th place finish.

    Michigan won the white race with a team score of 1:45.04. Christine Bolf of Colorado won the individual event with a time of 20:13.

    Allison King (Fr., Potomac, Mich./Winston Churchill) turned in the top time for the Wildcats in the White race, finishing 137th with a time of 22:33. She was followed by Hilary Forman (Fr., Prairie Village, Kan./Pembroke) who was 154th (22:49) and Celia Franklin (So., Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) who was 166th with a time of 22:55.

    Jessica Anderson (Sr., Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) was NU's top finisher in the open race with a time of 23:44.

    Northwestern is back in action at the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis Oct. 30.

    White Race Runners:
    137 Allison King (22:33)
    154 Hilary Forman (22:49)
    166 Celia Franklin (22:55)
    180 Mallory O'Neil (23:09)
    182 Marie Grabinski (23:10)
    205 Megan Young (23:50)
    228 Carly Brown (24:54)

    Open Race Runners:
    44 Jessica Anderson (23:44)
    60 Triphena Wong (24:22)
    63 Robin Johnson (24:47)
    67 Alyssa Urish (25:03)
    68 Ashley Roberts (25:14)