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September 13, 2012

Vikings now ranked 19th in NCAA Cross Country

Veteran head coach Paul Olsen has his Vikings are currently ranked 19th in NCAA Division III.

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Augustana men’s cross country team dropped one spot in the NCAA Division III national rankings from the pre-season, falling from 18 th to 19 th. Veteran head coach Paul Olsen’s team did not compete last week and have been involved in just one meet so far, finishing second in the Western Illinois Invitational on Friday, August 31 in Macomb, Illinois.

The Vikings are one of six teams from the Midwest Regional ranked in the top 20 in this poll, which is conducted by the US Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. Augustana will get a legitimate test this Friday, September 14 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championship in Normal, Illinois.

2011 USTFCCCA MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY POLL (Week #1)

Rank

School (1st place votes)

Pts

Region

LAST

1

North Central (Ill.) (8)

280

Midwest

1

2

Haverford

271

Mideast

2

3

Washington (Mo.)

259

Midwest

4

4

SUNY-Geneseo

257

Atlantic

3

5

Bates

237

Northeast

8

6

Calvin

236

Great Lakes

7

7 (tie)

Wheaton (Ill.)

234

Midwest

5

7 (tie)

Tufts

234

New England

6

9

SUNY-Cortland

214

Atlantic

11

10

Middlebury

206

Northeast

9

11

Chicago

200

Midwest

NR

12

NYU

186

Atlantic

12

13

Wisconsin-LaCrosse

180

Midwest

9

14

Williams

178

Northeast

13

15

Allegheny

162

Mideast

15

16

St. Olaf

159

Central

14

17

Wabash

143

Great Lakes

17

18

Loras

139

Central

16

19

AUGUSTANA

120

Midwest

18

20

Rochester

119

Atlantic

25