August 23, 2011

UMW Men's Cross Country Ranked Sixth in Preseason Regional Poll; Women Ninth

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released preseason regional rankings for the NCAA Division III 2011 season on Tuesday. Five men's and three women's teams, who are defending champions in their respective regions, top the season's preview rankings.

The University of Mary Washington men iopen the season ranked sixth in the South-Southeast Region, while the women start the year ranked ninth.

MEN
Current School Conference 2010 Finish
1 Lynchburg ODAC 1
2 Trinity (Texas) SCAC 4
3 Rhodes SCAC 3
4 Emory UAA 5
5 Christopher Newport USA South 8
6 Mary Washington Capital 9
7 Centre SCAC 2
8 Bridgewater (Va.) ODAC 10
9 Guilford ODAC 6
10 Virginia Wesleyan ODAC 6

WOMEN
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Current School Conference 2010 Finish
1 Emory UAA 2
2 Rhodes SCAC 1
3 Centre SCAC 4
4 Christopher Newport USA South 3
5 Trinity (Texas) SCAC 7
6 Bridgewater (Va.) ODAC 9
7 Lynchburg ODAC 5
8 Shenandoah USA South 6
9 Mary Washington Capital 10
10 Virginia Wesleyan ODAC 14