Notre Dame Cross Country - Irish Cross Country Set for NCAA Championships‏

Notre Dame Cross Country - Irish Cross Country Set for NCAA Championships‏

Notre Dame Cross Country - Irish Cross Country Set for NCAA Championships‏
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Irish Cross Country Set for NCAA Championships

VERSUS to broadcast live coverage of the national meet.

Nov. 20, 2009 NOTRE DAME, Ind. Notre Dame is set to compete at the NCAA Cross CountryChampionships Monday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Coursein Terre Haute, Ind.

The men¹s 10,000-meter race is scheduled for 12:08 p.m. (EST), followed bythe women¹s race at 12:58 p.m.

Senior Jake Walker will represent the Irish men after finishing ninth at theGreat Lakes Regional and earning an individual at-large bid to the NCAAChampionships.

With their first-place finish at the regional meet, the 24th-ranked Irishwomen automatically qualified for the NCAA event and will make their secondstraight appearance at the national championships.

Senior Lindsey Ferguson, sophomore Rachel Velarde and freshman JessicaRydberg earned all-region honors after finishing third, 10th and 15th,respectively, at the Great Lakes meet.

Last season, the Notre Dame women finished 29th, while Walker finished 76thindividually at the NCAA Championships.

Fans can follow all the NCAA Championships action live Monday on the VERSUSnetwork or via live streaming at NCAA.com. Complete results will be available at www.und.com following the final race. --ND--

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