The Sun Devil women will face their first real test of the season on Friday as the team takes part in the Notre Dame Invitational.
TEMPE, ARIZ. – The Arizona State University women’s cross country team will compete in its first big test of the season as the team heads to South Bend, Ind., to take part in the Notre Dame Invitational at the Notre Dame Cross Country Course on Friday, Sept. 28. The women will be taking part in the women’s ‘Blue’ race and will compete on the 5,000 meter course beginning at 4:15 p.m. ET. This will be the 26th running of the women’s event.
The ASU women are returning to the Notre Dame Inviational for the first time since 2009, which was also the team’s first-ever apperance at the event. Kari Hardt led the charge for the women’s fifth-place team finish as the senior finished 18th overall in the race. As a team, the No. 13 Sun Devils scored 170 points and were fifth overall behind No. 1 Washington (33), No. 6 Princeton (68), No. 15 Florida (104) and No. 22 Penn State (152). ASU did finish ahead of two programs that were higher ranked, including No. 3 Florida State (seventh) and No. 12 Providence (tied for eighth). Continue reading