Oct. 17, 2011
PULLMAN -- The Washington State Cougars men cross country team moved up two spots to third in the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I regional rankings for week six, released Monday. This is the highest regional ranking for the Cougar men's team in the history of the USTFCCCA rankings.
The Cougar men are now behind Pac-12 member Stanford and Portland of the West Coast Conference in the West Regional Rankings. The previous regional standing for week No. 4/5 showed the Cougar men's team ranked fifth. The Cougars were ranked 20th in the latest USTFCCCA national poll released Oct. 4. This is the highest national ranking for a WSU team and the third time the Cougar men have been ranked nationally in the last 10 years.
Other Pac-12 Conference men's teams in the regional rankings this week are UCLA (4), Oregon (5), Arizona State (6), California (8), and Washington (10).
The WSU women dropped out of the West Region rankings this week.
The next competition for the Washington State cross country teams is the Pac-12 Championships at Litchfield Park, Arizona, Oct. 29.