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    Northwestern Dives Headfirst Into Spring Season

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Jessie Baloga, Megan O'Brien and Camille Blackman represented NU at the US Cross Country Championships Saturday in St. Louis.
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    Jessie Baloga, Megan O'Brien and Camille Blackman represented NU at the US Cross Country Championships Saturday in St. Louis.
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    Feb. 4, 2013

    Meyo Invitational -- Complete Results

    US Cross Country Championships Results

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern hit the ground running in its spring track season over the weekend, competing at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational while also sending three runners to the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships in St. Louis, Mo.

    Rising sophomores Jessie Baloga, Camille Blackman and Megan O'Brien competed for NU in the Junior Women's 6K event at the national cross country championships on Saturday. Baloga (22:18.8) and Blackman (22:21.0) overcame chilly and muddy race conditions to finish 21st and 22nd, respectively, in a field of more than 50 runners. O'Brien was 36th with her time of 23:15.6.

    In South Bend, Northwestern set a slew of personal bests in their first competitions since the conclusion of the 2012 cross country season. Rising senior Michelle Moriset set a lifetime PR in the 5K race with a time of 17:16, placing 18th out of nearly 60 entrants. First-year Elena Barham also performed well with a time of 17:45, good for 39th.

     

     

    Northwestern also was represented in the 3,000-meter event, where both Audrey Huth (9:34) and Libby Kocha (9:56) set career bests in the distance. Huth's effort was good for fifth in a field that featured top runners from the Big Ten, BIG EAST, SEC and other nationally competitive programs.

    Complete results from both meets are linked at the top of the page.

    Northwestern is next in action on Saturday, Feb. 16, when head coach April Likhite will send representatives to both the Boilermaker Invitational hosted by Purdue and the Margaret Bradley Invite at the University of Chicago.

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