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Support cross country teams

Kerry Meagher | Monday, November 17, 2003

Big East Champions. Great Lakes Regional Champions. These are some of the accomplishments of the Notre Dame women’s cross country team so far this year, as we go into the NCAA Championship meet next Monday. Where’s the support? Where’s the coverage for one of the highest-ranked teams on campus? On Oct. 31, the Irish women won the Big East Championship meet for only the second time in the program’s history, and the men finished second for the combined highest placing of the two teams ever. The following Monday, there was a two-page foldout on how badly the football team lost to Florida State, but only a small article on the Irish cross country teams, lost somewhere in the sports section.Why not show some support to the Irish teams that are representing this University like champions? Winning the Big East is a huge deal, as evidenced by yesterday’s front-page coverage of the men’s and women’s soccer teams in their tournaments for the title. This past Saturday, Nov. 15, the women’s cross country team won the Great Lakes Regional meet, again for only the second time in the program’s history. We secured an automatic bid to the NCAA championship, one of only 31 out of the 214 Division I teams in the country to proceed to this level. Again, there was not even a picture in the paper. Interhall football was on the front page.I’m sorry, but that’s bull. Show some support, let the campus know, so they can be proud of their nationally ranked team.

Kerry Meagherjunioroff-campusNov. 17