Cross Country: Women Ranked Ninth Nationally
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team climbed up to the No. 9 spot in the national poll, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association announced Wednesday.
The Mountain Lions, who compete at the NCAA Division II level, had been ranked 11th in the women's cross country preseason poll.
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals Adams State and Western State, who have combined to win every national championship since 1996, were ranked Nos. 1 and 2 respectively. Harding was third, followed by Grand Valley State and Seattle Pacific.
The UCCS women were also ranked fourth in the tough North Central Region.
USTFCCCA Division II Women's Cross Country rankings
September 12, 2007
1. Adams State
2. Western State
4. Grand Valley State
5. Seattle Pacific
7. Cal State LA
8. Chico State
9. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
11. Abilene Christian
13. UC-San Diego
14. Pittsburg State
16. North Dakota
20. Slippery Rock
21. Missouri Southern State
23. Southwest Baptist
24. Southern Indiana
25. Central Missouri
While not nationally ranked, the UCCS men were ranked 10th in the regional poll.
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