Cross Country Primed for B1G Championships

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October 29, 2017 || IU Championship XC Course || Bloomington, Ind.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland cross country team is set to take the course at the University of Indiana on Sunday, October 29 for the 2017 Big Ten Championship Meet. The Terps will run against the 13 other conference insitituons starting at 11:45 am at the 6k IU Championship Cross Country Course.

The races will be shown on tape delay via the BTN on Monday, Oct. 30 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Live Results of the meet will be available here.


a look at the terps

Maryland enters the B1G Championship coming off one of its best team performances of the season, after finishing fifth at the Princeton Invite on October 14. The Terps took fifth in the field of 20, led by a second place overall finish from senior Alexandra Lucki.

Lucki continues to pace the Terps in her senior season, as she’s finished as Maryland’s No. 1 runner in five consecutive meets she raced in since her 2016 campaign. Included in that stretch is her 31st place finish at last year’s B1G Championship, which was the best-ever individual finish for the Terps since joining the conference.

Junior Emily Bracher will look to continue to build momentum after a breakout season for the Terps in 2017. She started off her season with an individual event title at the Salty Dog Invite on September 9, before finishing as Maryland’s No. 2 runner at the Paul Short Invitational (Sept. 29) and Princeton Invite. The Freehold, N.J. native will race in her first career Big Ten Championship.

Sophomore Brittany Lang and freshman Christine Laurie will also be in the mix for the Terps, after the duo finished 3-4 for Maryland at the Princeton Invite.     


big ten championship history

Maryland will race in its fourth Big Ten Championship Meet since joining the conference in 2014. The Terps finished 14th (445 points) in their inaugural year, 11th (362 points) in 2015, and 12th (319 points) in 2016, decreasing its point total by 121 in three years.

Lucki turned in the best-ever individual finish for the Terps at the Big Ten Championships last season, taking 31st in the field to highlight Maryland’s runners at the event. 


next up

The Terps will return to the course on Friday, November 10 to compete at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Bethlehem, Pa.