Adams State No. 1 for Fourth Straight Poll in Men’s Division II XC

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

September 30, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS (September 30, 2009) – Adams State remained atop the men’s Division II Cross Country Coaches Poll for the fourth straight poll, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday.

The Grizzlies competed against cross-town and conference rival Western State who remained No. 2 in the coaches poll this week. Western State earned the team title at the Mountaineer Open scoring 19 points to Adams State’s 38 points. The Grizzlies, however, rested many of their top runners.

This week both the Grizzlies and Mountaineers will face-off once again, this time in the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on October 3rd.

Moving up one spot to No. 3 this week is Grand Valley State, while Chico State dropped one spot to fifth in the rankings. GVSU was idle over the weekend and Chico State competed in the Stanford Invitational finishing fourth overall in a field of 28 teams, many of which were Division I schools.

Completing the men’s top five this week is Queens University of Charlotte. Queens was idle this past weekend but will run in the Greater Louisville Classic on October 3rd.

Stonehill College cracked into the top ten this week after winning the Southern Indiana Pre-National Invitational over the weekend. The Skyhawks, ranked 12th a week ago, improved three spots to No. 9 this week after taking the team title in the 11-team event.

No. 19 Augustana (S.D.) entered the rankings this week after finishing third overall as a team in the Roy Griak Men’s Maroon Race II.

To view the complete 2009 USTFCCCA Division II Men’s Cross Country Coaches Poll, click here.