Men's cross country ranked No. 11

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 9, 2004

Fresh off an impressive second-place finish at the all-Division I Wyoming Invitational, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's cross country team was recognized by being ranked No. 11 nationally by NCAA Division II cross country coaches.

The poll, which was released on Wednesday, has Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals Adams State and Western State ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively.

Five of the top 11 teams are from the North Central Region, in which the Mountain Lions and the rest of the RMAC belong.

CU-Colorado Springsâ€TM next competition will be at the Woody Greeno Invitational, hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan, at Lincoln, Neb.

Men's Cross Country Rankings

E = East, GL = Great Lakes, NE = New England, NC = North Central, S = South, SC = South Central, SE = Southeast, W = West.

Rank Team Region Place

1. Adams State (CO) NC 1
2. Western State (CO) NC 5
3. California State - Chico W 4
4. Harding (AR) S 3
5. Abilene Christian (TX) SC 2
6. Univ of Mass. - Lowell NE 10
7. Univ of Minn - Duluth NC 18
8. Grand Valley State (MI) GL 14
9. Minnesota State - Mankato NC â
10. Kennesaw State (GA) S 9
11. UC - Colorado Springs NC â
12. Hillsdale (MI) GL â
13. Lock Haven (PA) E 16
14. Stonehill (MA) NE 12
15. Truman State (MO) SC 17
16. Edinboro (PA) E 20
17. Colorado School of Mines NC â
18. Southern Indiana GL â
19. Central Missouri SC 23
20. UC San Diego W 15
21. SIU - Edwardsville GL â
22. Shippensburg (PA) E â
23. Missouri Southern SC 19
24. Bentley (MA) E 21
25. Mars Hill (NC) SE 22

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