Runners continue competing after cross country season concludes

By Laura Ewan

Womens cross country runner Danelle Woods season did not end at Nationals like her teammate’s did a couple of weeks ago.

However, the freshman competed at the Junior Canadian Championships Saturday in Ontario. The Ottawa native took third place and her finish qualifies her for the Canadian World Championship team.

The Big Ten Freshman of the year admits running at the college level was very different for her but is happy with the results.

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“I certainly haven’t let myself down,” Woods said. “It’s really different coming here, so I’m really

On the men’s side, standout runner Trent Hoerr’s season did not end with nationals either. The All American is training for indoor track where he runs the 3K and 5K.

Hoerr talks about the difference between cross country and track.

“I’ll just run high mileage,” Hoerr said. “I might peak for it, but my main focus is outdoors nationals right now.”

The first meet for Hoerr is the SIU Classic Friday in Carbondale