NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Alaska Anchorage men's and women's cross country teams continue to be ranked in the top 10 nationally in Week 3 of the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association with the women's team at No. 5 and the men's team advancing to No. 7.
The UAA women's squad, which has been idle for the last three weekends, continues to lead the West Region over Chico State (No. 6). The top 8 positions remained the same with Augustana (S.D.) leading the field at No. 1, while Adams State and Grand Valley State are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Western State leads UAA at No. 4.
NCAA newcomer and Great Northwest Athletic Conference member Simon Fraser fell to No. 11, while Seattle Pacific moved into No. 20 and Western Washington dropped to No. 23.
After sitting at No. 8 since the preseason ranking, the men's team progressed to No. 7 and is second in the region behind No. 3 Chico State. Adams State leads the list and is followed by No. 2 Colorado Mines. GNAC foe WWU trails UAA at No. 11 and Western Oregon dropped to No. 21.
The UAA women have been ranked in the top 10 for 36 weeks straight, while the men's team has cracked the top-15 for 23 consecutive weeks.
The Seawolves return to action after 27 days off from competition with the Western Washington Classic on Oct. 6 in Bellingham, Wash.