Colorado Jumps to No. 3 in Women’s Division I XC Poll

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

October 20, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS – After an impressive win in the blue race at the Indiana State Division I Pre-Nationals, the Colorado women jumped to the No. 3 spot in this week’s women’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings. Colorado, ranked 19th a week ago, was led by USTFCCCA All-American Jenny Barringer who won the individual race title as the Buffaloes would score 94 total team points.

Washington, the consensus No. 1, also competed at the Pre-National event winning the white race with a team total of 59 points. Three Huskies placed in the top-five as Washington won its ninth-straight cross country competition dating back to last season.

Villanova remained in the No. 2 position this week behind Washington.

West Virginia dropped one spot to No. 4 and is followed by Florida which moved up four spots in the rankings following their second-place finish in the white race behind Washington.

Arizona entered the rankings for the first time this season at No. 17 in the poll following the Wildcats sixth-place finish in the blue race at Pre-Nationals.

No. 25 UTEP, No. 28 North Carolina, and No. 29 Arkansas were all newcomers to the poll this week.

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