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Indiana Invaders Nov 2005 Media Releases

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Coach Harger   on Nov 2 2005, 02:02 AM

INDIANA INVADERS FOURTH AT USA CROSS COUNTRY NATIONALS


November 20, 2005
(INDIANAPOLIS) The Indiana Invaders finished fourth in the women's team championship race at the 2005 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, New York.

Led by Erin Nehus who finished third, the Invaders at 140 points were only one point behind third place Adidas Raleigh TC and only one point ahead of The Farm Team. Stephanie Dueringer was 19th, Jessica Textoris was 38th, Lesley Read was 39th, and Heather May was 41st.

Coach Greg Harger said, "It was a very close competitive race between the Top 5 Teams. We're back in the mix and ready to challenge for the Title next year." Harger added, "With the addition of four to five new distance athletes in the next couple of months we will have a very solid crew capable of competing at the ever rising level of competition between the top distance clubs in the USA."

This is the Invaders' sixth team appearance at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships where the team has finished in the Top Four a total of five times. Individually the Indiana Invaders have had nine finishers in the Top Ten.

2005 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships:
http://www.usatf.org/events/2005/USATFClubXCChampionships/results/ow.asp


INDIANA INVADERS HEAD TO CLUB CROSS COUNTRY NATIONALS


November 16, 2005
(INDIANAPOLIS) The Indiana Invaders head to Rochester, New York to contest the 2005 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 19th.

The Invaders won the women's team title in 2001 and have had the women's individual champion twice in the past five years. Additionally the Invaders women's team has finished as National Runner-up three times in the last six years.

The women's roster consists of Erin Nehus, Stephanie Dueringer, Lesley Read, Jessica Textoris, and Heather May. Nehus, a graduate of Cedarville University, is a nine-time NAIA All-American. She holds the course record having won the 2005 GVH Cross Country Invitational in October of this year.

Dueringer, a graduate of Michigan State University, is a three-time NCAA D-I All-American. Read is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Textoris, a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College, was 10th at the 2003 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in the 5,000. May, a graduate of Indiana University, is a 2004 Olympic Trials Marathon competitor.

The Invaders men's team in its 6 year history has had one Top 5 team finish and three athletes finish in the Top 10.

The men's roster consists of Hunter Spencer, Ted Turner, Caleb Bailey, Aaron Harding, and John Poray. Spencer, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, has won twice on this course while competing in the GVH Cross Country Invitational ('04 & '05). He was fifth in the Mile at the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships. Turner, a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and John Jay High School (NY), is a six-time DIII All-American in Cross Country. Bailey, a graduate of Western Carolina University, competed on the US Junior National Team in 2000 (1500). Harding is a 2005 graduate of Indiana State University. Poray is a two-time NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championship competitor in the 10,000.

Team Director and Coach Greg Harger said, "These athletes are excited to be the initial wave of our first rebuilding experience. The fact that we have been around long enough to have an experience rebuilding a team is a tribute to all those that have supported our initial efforts in Indiana to build a national class Elite Development Program. We are certainly at risk competitively lining up just five athletes for both teams but they are not afraid of the challenge and I expect we will have 100% best efforts from each athlete on Saturday. We expect to return to the top of the team and individual podiums by 2007." Harger added, "We have the beginnings of two distance squads with the potential to have an impact on the national championships for years to come. Competitions focused on team scoring between resident based training groups are the key element to bringing experience to young, emerging elite athletes in preparation for national and international competition."

This is the seventh edition of the USA Club Cross Country Championships and is expected to have over 850 athletes competing.

2005 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
http://www.usatf.org/events/2005/USATFClubXCChampionships/

The Indiana Invaders, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998, presents an innovative approach to track & field by providing a resident-based, athlete-centered support system unique to the sport in the United States.


INDIANA INVADERS ADD JOHN PORAY TO ROSTER


November 13, 2005
(INDIANAPOLIS) The Indiana Invaders have added distance runner John Poray, a graduate of the University of Indianapolis, to the team's roster. Poray has a career best of 30:25 in the 10,000.

Poray competed at the 2002 and 2004 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 10,000.

Team Director Greg Harger said, "We're glad that we can support another Indiana athlete pursuing his athletic potential here in Indiana." Harger added, "Poray has the profile of an athlete with a lot of potential talent that is just now starting to emerge after his collegiate career. With long term, consistent training he will make great strides. We are excited to see his potential unfold in the coming months and years."

Poray joins a roster that includes 16 athletes that qualified for the 2004 US Olympic Trials.

The Indiana Invaders, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998, presents an innovative approach to track & field by providing a resident-based, athlete-centered support system unique to the sport in the United States.


INDIANA INVADERS ADD D-III ALL-AMERICAN TED TURNER TO ROSTER


November 10, 2005
(INDIANAPOLIS) The Indiana Invaders have added distance runner Ted Turner, a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and John Jay HS, to the team's roster. Turner has career bests of 14:22 in the 5000 and 30:09 in the 10,000.

Turner is a six-time DIII All-American in Cross Country, 14-time SUNYAC Champion, and 11-time New York State Champion. In high school, Turner led his team to THE 2000 Class A New York State Champion Cross Country Title.

Team Director Greg Harger said, "Turner has a vast amount of untapped athletic talent to draw upon. He's just beginning his adventure to discover how good he can become." Harger added, "His initial training is going extremely well and he's making great strides."

Turner joins a roster that includes 16 athletes that qualified for the 2004 US Olympic Trials.

The Indiana Invaders, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998, presents an innovative approach to track & field by providing a resident-based, athlete-centered support system unique to the sport in the United States.


INDIANA INVADERS ADD AARON HARDING TO ROSTER


November 8, 2005
(INDIANAPOLIS) The Indiana Invaders have added Steepler Aaron Harding, a graduate of Indiana State University and Warren Central HS, to the team's roster. Harding has a career best of 8:52 in the 3000 Steeplechase.

Harding was the 2004 MVC Conference Champion in the steeplechase while at Indiana State University. In high school Harding was 13th at the Indiana High School State Cross Country Championship.

Team Director Greg Harger said, "Harding is a home grown talent and we're excited to be adding him to the roster. He is an athlete with a great opportunity to become competitive at a national level over the next couple of years."

Harding joins a roster with 16 athletes that qualified for the 2004 US Olympic Trials.

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