South Dakota males’s and ladies’s cross nation travels to Indiana’s Teaching Tree Invitational held Friday on the Sam Bell Cross Nation Course in Bloomington, Indiana. The ladies’s 6,000-meter race begins at 9 a.m. with the lads’s 8,000-meter race to comply with at 9:45 a.m. Each instances listed are Central.

The Coyotes

South Dakota faces among the stiffest competitors this system’s seen in its Division I period this week. The Coyote girls stay ranked No. 15 within the Midwest area getting into the week. A restricted squad competed on the Augustana Twilight with sixth-year senior Abby Ripperda and third-year sophomore Abrielle Jirele main the best way within the opener. Ripperda, named a Summit League Runner to Watch, clocked 17:38.62 for the 5,000-meter course and fourth place. Jirele was simply behind in fifth place. Fifth-year senior Merga Gemeda, additionally named a Summit League Runner to Watch, was tenth within the males’s subject.

The Competitors

A singular group of groups from throughout the nation will descent on Indiana this weekend, together with a number of ranked packages.

The lineup on the lads’s facet consists of No. 1 Northern Arizona (1st Mountain), No. 17 North Carolina (third Southeast), No. 23 Goergetown (third Mid-Atlantic), Indiana (sixth Nice Lakes), Columbia (sixth Northeast), Miami – Ohio (tenth Nice Lakes), Vanderbilt (eleventh South), George Washington (14th Mid-Atlantic), Elon, and Ohio.

The lineup on the ladies’s facet consists of No. 13 North Carolina (2nd Southeast), No. 19 Georgetown (1st Mid-Atlantic), No. 21 Northern Arizona (sixth Mountain), receiving votes Villanova (fifth Mid-Atlantic), Vanderbilt (sixth South), Indiana (seventh Nice Lakes), Columbia (ninth Northeast), George Washington (ninth Mid-Atlantic), Miami – Ohio (tenth Nice Lakes), Elon (tenth Southeast), and Ohio (eleventh Nice Lakes).

One Final Factor

Every crew competing on Friday is coached by somebody who both ran for or labored with Indiana head coach Ron Helmer. Helmer plans to retire following this yr. USD’s first-year head coach Nolan Fife graduated from Indiana in 2015 and was a member of the Hoosiers’ 2013 Large Ten title.

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