IU NewsNet 12/5/2019

On this final IU NewsNet of the semester, we examine one of the best sports outlooks for IU in years. From basketball to football, the Hoosiers are on a roll. A controversial tweet by a Kelley school professor yields a lively response–and a new sweatshirt with a retaliatory slogan. There’s a severe shortage of beds for mental health patients in Indiana, and it’s affecting area jails. Lil Bub crosses the Rainbow Bridge. We’ll tell you why the Bloomington cat became an international  sensation. IU decks itself in holiday style, theres a Christmas tree shortage, and we will take you to a place where you can connect with your spirit animal. Join anchors Karli VanCleave, Katrina Nickell and Griffin Gonzales on sports.

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Carmel High School athletes are a staple for IU cross country


For the second consecutive year, both men and women wore the cream and crimson as they set out to represent Indiana University in the NCAA Cross Country Division-I National Championships. 

Two athletes that helped lead their respective teams, junior Ben Veatch and fifth-year senior Kelsey Harris, are symbolic of the program’s strong recruiting efforts in the city of Carmel, Indiana, and contributed heavily to each team’s success. They are one of seven athletes hailing Carmel High School on the team’s current roster, and both are reaching the end of their collegiate careers. 

But what has made Carmel High School so prevalent within the hierarchy of IU’s running sports?