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Calvin Cross Country Teams Nationally-Ranked

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams both hold top-four positions in the most recent set of Division III rankings released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Calvin men’s cross country team is ranked second in the first national poll of the year while the Calvin women’s cross country team is ranked fourth. In addition, both Calvin teams are ranked number-one in their respective Great Lakes Regional polls.

Cortland State of New York is the top-ranked team in the men’s national poll while defending national champion Amherst (MA) is the top-ranked team in the women’s national poll.

The first national men’s cross country poll can be found on-line at: http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/082708aab.html

The first national women’s cross country poll can be found at: http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/082708aac.html

The first set of regional rankings can be found on-line at:http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/082608aaa.html

A year ago, both Calvin cross country teams captured MIAA and Great Lakes Regional titles. Both teams then placed fourth at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships. The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams are scheduled to open their seasons on September 20 when they host the Knight Invitational.

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