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    Pre-National Race Assignments Released



    Oct. 13, 2006

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The NCAA Track and Field Committee and Indiana State University released race assignments Friday for the Pre-National competition to be held at the LaVern Gibson Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, Oct.14.

    The Illinois women's cross country team will compete in the 6,000-meter white race to start at 11:35 a.m. Thirty-four other teams will participate in the race, including twelve top-30 ranked teams like No. 2 Colorado, No. 3 Michigan, and No. 5 NC State. The blue race will also have 35 teams competing. The Illini women enter the competition ranked 17th.

    The Illinois men's cross country team will compete in the 8,000-meter blue race to start at 12:10 p.m. along with 34 other teams, including ten top-30 ranked teams like No. 4 Colorado, No. 7 Arizona and No. 10 Oklahoma state. A men's white race will also be held, hosting competition to 35 more teams.

    The open races will follow the team competition with the women's race starting at 1:30 p.m., and the men's at 2:05 p.m. Illini results can be found at www.fightingillini.com following the meet.

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