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Varsity - September 20, 2012

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INSIDE WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY BY BRIAN MASON @Badger_Track SCHEDULE Last Two Sept. 7 Badger Opener 1st/15 pts. Sept. 15 Warhawk Invite 1st/20 pts. This Week Saturday Virginia Invitational 9 a.m. Coming Up Sept. 29 Greater Louisville 8:30 a.m. Cross Country Classic Sept. 29 Loyola Lakefront 11:45 a.m. Invitational ber of their developmental runners. "We've had a good start to the sea- son," UW head coach Jim Stintzi said. "Our lineups looked different the first two weeks, but we've learned a little bit about our athletes each time we've raced." Schedule picking up T hough they have a pair of meets under their belts already, the Badgers' season effectively starts this week- end. The competition steps up for the women's cross coun- try team Saturday in Earlys- ville, Va. Cal, Kentucky and Oklaho- ma will all be in attendance 54 ยป VARSITY SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 pace for Badgers Trip to Virginia opens competitive stretch as No. 15-ranked Virginia hosts the Panorama Farms Invitational. Through two weeks of the season, it's been smooth sailing for the Badgers, who claimed the Badger Opener on Sept. 9 with their top run- ners competing and then won the Warhawk Invitational last Saturday behind a num- However, this weekend's meet opens a run of three major meets in four weeks for the Badgers. The team's top athletes return to the road next week for the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic on Sept. 29, a meet that will serve as a preview of the course that plays host to the NCAA championship in November. After an off week, the Badgers will be set for the fourth-annual Wiscon- sin adidas Invitational on Oct. 12, which is the highlight of the "regular season" nationally and includes 45 of the top programs from around the country. "There's no doubt we've got the adidas meet circled," Stintzi said. "It's always big for us to run well on our home course, and it's our last major test before we go to the Big Ten cham- pionship. These next few weeks aver very important for us."

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