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Bringing XC Back

Oct 30, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

The Irish playlist is back! This week it’s the women’s team’s turn to choose the music: we asked freshman Jessica Balko – a local girl from Mishawaka, Ind. – and senior captain Rebecca Tracy to share songs that get them pumped up before a big race or motivate them during long runs. Here’s how they answered:

Jessica Balko – Long Live by Taylor Swift and the Chariots of Fire soundtrack.

Rebecca Tracy – Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake – “I’ve listened before pretty much every race since I was a freshman in high school.”

The cross country teams will be heading to Madison next Friday for the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals, so be sure to check back here and at for results and reaction!

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