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October 08, 2008

Women's runners make big jump in national ranking
Men remain 12th in latest Top 25 poll

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Following a solid performance at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic this past weekend, the University of Southern Indiana women'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 eighth overall at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic, moved four spots to seventh in latest rankings. USI also remained second in the regional rankings, which were released Tuesday.

USI is among two GLVC schools in this week's rankings, with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside coming in at 18th.

The Eagles remained 12th in the women's rankings after placing 10th in the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic. USI also remained second in the latest regional poll.

Joining USI from the GLVC in the men's rankings are Northern Kentucky University, which entered the poll at 17th, and Drury University, which rose to 19th.

USI returns to action October 18 when it competes in the University of Evansville Invitational.

Women's Top 25 Poll

  1. Adams State
  2. Grand Valley State
  3. Augustana (SD)
  4. Chico State
  5. Western State
  6. Shippensburg
  7. Southern Indiana
  8. Tampa
  9. Missouri Southern State
10. Harding
11. Findlay
12. Edinboro
13. Kutztown
14. Slippery Rock
15. Minnesota-Duluth
16. Cal State Los Angeles
17. Seattle Pacific
18. Wisconsin-Parkside
19. Mesa State
20. UC San Diego
21. Dallas Baptist
22. Alaska Anchorage
23. Alabama Huntsville
24. Pittsburg State
25. Indiana University (PA)
Men's Top 25 Poll

  1. Adams State
  2. Abilene Christian
  3. Harding
  4. Chico State
  5. Western State
  6. Colorado School of Mines
  7. Alaska Anchorage
  8. Queens (NC)
  9. UMass Lowell
10. Grand Valley State
11. Edinboro
12. Southern Indiana
13. Stonehill
14. Western Washington
15. Missouri Southern State
16. Ashland
17. Northern Kentucky
18. Drury
19. UC San Diego
20. Pittsburg State
21. Minnesota State
22. Southwest Baptist
23. Southern Connecticut
24. East Central
25. Lock Haven

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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