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September 24, 2008

Men's runners make big jump in national rankings,
Women remain 11th in latest Top 25 poll

EVANSVILLE, Ind.Following a solid performance at the Indiana Intercollegiates this past weekend, the University of Southern Indiana men's cross country team made a huge jump in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' of America (USTFCCCA) Top 25 Poll.

The Screaming Eagles, who were fourth overall at the Indiana Intercollegiates, moved seven spots to 13th in latest rankings. USI also moved up a spot to second in the regional rankings, which were released Wednesday morning.

USI is among two GLVC schools in this week's rankings, with Drury University slipping a spot to 19th.

The Eagles remained 11th in the women's rankings after winning the Little State title and finishing fifth overall at the Indiana Intercollegiates. USI also remained second in the latest regional poll.

Joining USI from the GLVC in the women's rankings is the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, which jumped two spots to 21st.

USI returns to action October 4 when it competes in the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. Races are scheduled to start at 9:15 a.m. (CDT).
Women's Top 25 Poll
1. Adams State
2. Grand Valley State
3. Augustana (SD)
4. Chico State
5. Western State
6. Cal State-LA
7. Seattle Pacific
8. Tampa
9. Missouri Southern State
10. Harding
11. Southern Indiana
12. Shippensburg
13. Alabama-Huntsville
14. UC-San Diego
15. Alaska-Anchorage
16. Colorado-Colorado Springs
17. Bloomsburg
18. Kutztown
19. Dallas Baptist
20. Western Washington
21. Wisconsin-Parkside
22. Minnesota-Duluth
23. Central Missouri
24. Midwestern State
25. Slippery Rock
Men's Top 25 Poll
1. Abilene Christian
2. Adams State
3. Harding
4. Chico State
5. Western State
6. Colorado School of Mines
7. Minnesota State
8. Alaska Anchorage
9. Queens (NC)
10. UMass Lowell
11. Grand Valley State
12. Edinboro
13. Southern Indiana
14. Missouri Southern State
15. Stonehill
16. Western Washington
17. Minnesota-Duluth
18. Metro State
19. Drury
20. Lock Haven
21. Southern Connecticut
22. Shippensburg
23. Ashland
24. UC-San Diego
25. Central Missouri

Dan McDonnell,
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