Aug. 29, 2011


NEWPORT News, Va. - The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) released its 2011 Division 1 preseason regional rankings on Monday. Ranked in the initial poll were 12 Atlantic 10 conference Cross Country teams, including seven men’s and five women’s teams.

Ranked on the Men’s side is Atlantic 10 preseason favorite La Salle, and reigning Atlantic 10 Champion Richmond, along with Dayton, Duquesne, Saint Joseph’s, Temple, and Xavier.

On the Women’s side, preseason Atlantic 10 favorite La Salle debuts as number 6 in the Mid-Atlantic region and is also joined in the poll by Duquesne, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, and Saint Louis.

The 2011 Atlantic 10 Cross Country Schedule gets underway beginning on Friday when five Atlantic 10 schools will be in action.