Women No. 5, Men No. 9 in national poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Alaska Anchorage women’s cross country team landed in the top five of the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Cross Country National Coaches Polls of the regular season released Wednesday, while the men’s team cracked the top 10.
The women’s squad – led by NCAA runner-up Susan Tanui – matched their Week 1 ranking from a year ago at No. 5. The Seawolves jumped up two positions from the preseason ranking, leading West Region foes Simon Fraser (No. 6) and Chico State (No. 7).
On the men’s side, the Seawolves continue to hold their preseason ranking at No. 9. UAA is second in the region behind No. 4 Chico State and is the only GNAC school in the top 25.
Adams State tops the field on the men’s side, while Grand Valley State comes in at No. 1 on the women’s chart.
The Seawolves are idle for the next two weekends before heading to Salem, Ore., for the Willamette Invitational.