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    2013 Wildcats Debut Saturday at UIC Opener

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Julia Buford is part of a Northwestern senior class with lofty goals for the 2013 season.
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    Julia Buford is part of a Northwestern senior class with lofty goals for the 2013 season.
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    Aug 30, 2013

    2013 Cross Country Schedule

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- A Northwestern squad hungry for its first competitive run of the 2013 season will have that opportunity Saturday (Aug. 31) in Chicago's southwest suburbs, competing at the UIC Home Opener. The meet is being hosted in Palos Heights and brings together entrants from Northwestern, UIC, DePaul, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, Chicago State and St. Xavier's.

    The teams will compete on an abbreviated two-mile course at the Horsetail Lake area of the Palos Forest Preserve, with the women's meet at 10 a.m. followed by a men's 4.1-mile competition.

    Northwestern heads into this season with a quartet of seniors who have contributed to the program's recent ascent under April Likhite, led by returning All-Midwest Region performer Michelle Moriset. Her classmates -- Julia Buford, Libby Kocha and Ann Powers -- also have championship meet experience and are striving to lead a strong group of underclassmen.

     

     

    The Wildcats gained experience in mid-distance events like that they will see on Saturday during their spring track season, when Libby Kocha clocked a 9:56, Jessie Baloga posted a 10:00.8 and Camille Blackman ran a 10:13 in 3K events over the course of the spring.

    After arriving on campus for training camp just seven days ago, a freshman class of six Wildcats also will be looking forward for their first opportunity to compete at the collegiate level.

    Visit NUsports.com following the meet for complete results from the UIC Home Opener.

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