Cross Country Ranked No. 14 In Southeast Region
Oct. 11, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - For the third straight week, the East Carolina women's cross country program is ranked among the top 15 programs in the Southeast Region according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The program is ranked 14th in the polls following a sixth-place team finish at the Charlotte Invitational last time out in a field that included seven regionally-ranked schools among the 30 competitors in the gold race on Sept. 28.
The women's program have already won a pair of meets this season in the Seahawk Invitational and the ECU Pirate Invitational plus placed third at the Adidas Cross Country Invitational.
ECU is one of seven North Carolina-based schools that have secured spots in the regional rankings along with N.C. State, North Carolina, Duke, Appalachian State, Elon and Wake Forest.
The Pirates are also one of five Conference USA women's programs that have earned a ranking in the regional poll with SMU (third) and Rice (eighth) earning places in the South Central Region, Tulsa (11th) in the Midwest Region plus UTEP (11th) in the Mountain Region.