Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gopher Teams Rise in Final D1 Rankings

On the merits of two strong runs at the NCAA Midwest Regional, the University of Minnesota cross country teams have risen in the final U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association polls released yesterday.

The Golden Gopher women are now ranked #6 in Division I. The Gopher men are ranked as #12. The Gopher squad will compete at the NCAA Division I Championships on Monday in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The Gopher women were ranked #7 prior to the regional meet; the Gopher men were ranked #14.

Last weekend, the Gopher women defended their Midwest Region title with 57 points. Megan Duwell led the squad with a 4th place individual finish. The Gopher men, behind Hassan Mead and Chris Rombough who finished 1-2 in the individual race, placed an automatic-qualifying 2nd behind #2-ranked Oklahoma State.

Full women's rankings are HERE.

Full men's rankings are HERE.

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