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October 1, 2009

2009 Season - Men's cross country ranked 13th

A second place finish in the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational may have caused a flip-flop in the latest NCAA Division III national poll in men’s cross country. Heading into the meet on Friday, September 25 Augustana was ranked 10 th and Wisconsin-Stevens Point was 13 th. After the Pointers scored a convincing victory by placing five runners in the top nine and winning with just 25 points, they moved up to 10 th. Augustana, which took second with 70 points, slid down to 13 th. Augustana accumulated 184 points in this week’s poll while UW-Stevens Point picked up 201.

Augustana had one finisher in the top 10 at the Brissman/Lundeen meet as Billy Wisser (Hersey HS, Mount Prospect, Ill.) was 10 th with a time of 25:46.6.

The national poll has a distinct Midwestern flavor five of the top 13 teams are in the Midwest region. North Central is ranked first for the fourth straight week with 280 points. Wisconsin-LaCrosse is second with 269 points. Wisconsin-Platteville checks in at eighth with 222 points. Wisconsin-Stevens Point (10 th) and Augustana (13 th) round out the Midwestern contingent.

The Vikings will be off this week before resuming action on Saturday, October 10 at the Wartburg Invitational in Waverly, Iowa.

2009 NCAA DIVISION III CROSS COUNTRY POLL

conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

as of 10/01/09

RANK

SCHOOL

REGION

TOTAL

1.

North Central

Midwest

280

2.

Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Midwest

269

3.

SUNY Cortland

Atlantic

266

4.

Williams

New England

255

5.

Allegheny

Mideast

245

6.

SUNY-Geneseo

Atlantic

243

7.

Calvin

Great Lakes

232

8.

UW-Platteville

Midwest

222

9.

Dickinson

Mideast

218

10.

UW-Stevens Point

Midwest

201

11.

St. Lawrence

Atlantic

193

12.

Keene State

New England

192

13.

AUGUSTANA

Midwest

184

14.

Emory

South

175

15.

NYU

Atlantic

165

16.

Nebraska Wesleyan

Central

155

17.

Southern Maine

New England

151

18. (tie)

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Midwest

141

18. (tie)

Ohio Northern

Great Lakes

141

20.

Carnegie Mellon

Mideast

122