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Women's Cross Country/Track and Field

September 15, 2006

Eagles win "Little State"
Finish sixth overall


TERRE HAUTE, Ind.The No. 6 University of Southern Indiana women's cross country team won the "Little State" competition and was sixth overall Friday evening at the Indiana Intercollegiate. It marks the first since 2003 and the ninth time in the program's 23-year history that the Screaming Eagles have taken home the women's "Little State" title.

As a team, the Eagles finished with 65 points in "Little State" to edge DePauw University, which finished with 75 points. They tallied 181 points in the overall competition.

Allison Shafer

Sophomore Allison Shafer (Plainville, Indiana) led the women's squad as she finished second in "Little State" and 11th overall, while seniors Katy Simutis (Mt. Vernon, Indiana) and Missy Burgin (Sellersburg, Indiana) were fourth and fifth, respectively, in "Little State."

Katy Simutis

Shafer crossed the finish line with a 5k time of 18 minutes, 32.70, while Simutis finished in 18 minutes, 43.70 seconds. Simutis ended the overall competition in 18th place, while Burgin was 19th overall with a time of 18 minutes, 44.40 seconds.

Sophomore Marcia Weflen (Rossville, Indiana) was eighth in the open competition with a 5k time of 20 minutes, 25 seconds.

USI returns to action September 30 when it competes in the Louisville Classic in Louisville, Kentucky.

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