Notre Dame's men's and women's cross country teams acquitted themselves quite well in today's NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute. The men finished third, behind Wisconsin (who is so good that they placed 5 runners in the top 14) and Arkansas, three places ahead of the Fighting Pinetrees of Palo Alto, and eight places ahead of Ohio State (suck it, Buckeye fans). The women finished seventh (due mainly to a big gap between ND's third and fourth runner, and a so-wide-it-would-tempt-Evel Knievel-to-jump-it-on-a-rocket-powered-motorcycle gap between the fourth and fifth runner). Big ups to Notre Dame's Stephanie Madia and Kurt Benninger, who placed third and sixth overall, respectively.
Also note that Miami University's Dan Huling and Chris Swisher finished 26th and 45th overall, which is terrific considering the deep field.