AMES, Iowa The night before the 2011 Big 12 Cross Country Championships, Iowa State head coach Corey Ihmels told the women's team he wanted to see someone step up during Saturday's conference championship race. Later that night, he told the coaching staff he could feel a big race coming the next day for redshirt sophomore Taylor Petersen. She wouldn't disappoint, finishing as the Cyclones' fifth runner, helping the women secure the Big 12 title for the first time in school history.

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