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WXC: In the Polls

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Five Big Ten teams appear in the latest USTFCCCA national cross country coaches' poll, announced on Tuesday. Michigan holds its top-15 position at No. 13, while Penn State remains at No. 18. Iowa climbs one spot to No. 27, with Michigan State following closely at No. 28. Minnesota rounds out the group at No. 30, while Indiana is also receiving votes.

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WXC: Runner of the Week

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Minnesota's Stephanie Price has been named Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week after winning the Oz Memorial over the weekend. Click here for the complete release and more information on Price.

WXC: Weekend Schedule

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SEPTEMBER 9
ILLINOIS at Bradley Open - Peoria, Ill.
#30 MINNESOTA at Oz Memorial - Minneapolis, Minn.
WISCONSIN at Badger Opener - Madison, Wis.

SEPTEMBER 10
INDIANA (rv) at Indiana Open - Bloomington, Ind.
NORTHWESTERN at Huskie Open - DeKalb, Ill.
PURDUE at IPFW Invitational - Ft. Wayne, Ind.

WXC: Runners of the Week

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Northwestern's Audrey Huth and Penn State's Caitlin Lane have been named Big Ten Co-Runners of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Click here to read more about Huth and Lane's award-garnering performances.

WXC: Weekend Schedule

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SEPTEMBER 2
ILLINOIS at Illini Challenge - Urbana, Ill.
#28 IOWA at Iowa Open - Iowa City, Iowa
#13 MICHIGAN at Michigan Open - Dexter, Mich.
#29 MICHIGAN STATE at Jeff Drenth Memorial - Mount Pleasant, Mich.
NORTHWESTERN at Crusader Open - Valparaiso, Ind.
#18 PENN STATE at Lock Haven Dolan Duals - Lock Haven, Pa.
PURDUE at Illini Challenge - Urbana, Ill.

SEPTEMBER 3
NEBRASKA at Creighton/UNO Classic - Omaha, Neb.

WXC: Five Conference Teams Earn Preseason Rankings

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Five Big Ten women's cross country teams garnered preseason top-30 rankings in the USTFCCCA national coaches' poll, released on Tuesday. Michigan tops the list of ranked conference teams, standing at No. 13 to begin the season. Penn State joins Michigan in the top 20, checking in at No. 18. Iowa holds No. 28, followed by No. 29 Michigan State and No. 30 Minnesota. Indiana is receiving votes to begin the campaign.

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WXC/TRK: Five Named Academic All-Americans

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Five Big Ten student-athletes have earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-America Women's Track & Field and Cross Country teams, it was announced on Wednesday. Indiana's Vera Neuenswander received first-team honors, while teammate Faith Sherrill and Michigan's Kaitlyn Peale earned second-team laurels. The Hoosiers' Chelsea Blanchard and Sarah Pease picked up third-team accolades to round out the group of Big Ten honorees.

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Six Big Ten women's cross country and track and field student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-District honors, announced on Thursday. Indiana's Chelsea Blanchard, Breanne Ehrman, Vera Neuenswander, Sarah Pease and Faith Sherrill were chosen to the District 5 First Team, while Michigan's Kaitlyn Peale was selected to the District 4 First Team. All six honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

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WXC: Six Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Honorees

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Six Big Ten women's cross country runners have been named USTFCCCA All-Academic Honorees. Michigan State's Emily MacLeod and Carlie Green, Minnesota's Missa Varpness, Ohio State's Ellen Birmingham and Meredith Wagner and Wisconsin's Caitlin Comfort have all earned the academic honor. 

Click here to see the complete list of USTFCCCA All-Academic Honorees.

The 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships concluded on Monday afternoon with four Big Ten women's teams and six at-large individuals taking part in the action. Three Big Ten runners earned All-America status, as Wisconsin's Emily Sisson, Minnesota's Stephanie Price and Michigan State's Emily MacLeod each turned in top-40 performances.

Click here to read the complete release from the Big Ten.

Complete team results from the NCAA Championships can be found here. Individual results can be found here.