Georgetown Men's Cross Country 14th; Women 24th in Preseason USTFCCCA Poll
Sept. 12, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The 2006 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Division I Cross Country poll was released today with the Georgetown men's cross country team sitting in 14th, while the Hoya women were 24th.
The men, who finished 16th at the 2005 NCAA Championship, were second among BIG EAST schools in the poll, only two spots behind Notre Dame. Wisconsin topped the poll, followed by Arkansas and Colorado. Regionally, the Hoyas are atop of the Mid-Atlantic Region poll.
On the women's side, the Hoyas are third among conference foes, trailing Marquette (18th) and Providence (20th). Stanford, Colorado and Michigan comprise of the top-three spots. The women are also second in the Mid-Atlantic Region poll, behind Princeton.
Last weekend, Georgetown kicked off the 2006 season at the Great Meadows Invitational. Junior Justin Scheid (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXII) won the men's individual crown, while senior Elizabeth Maloy (Loudonville, N.Y./The Academy of Holy Names) took the honor for the women. The men edged Maryland and American overall, while the women beat Maryland in the dual meet.
The Hoyas return to the course on Saturday, September 16 for the James Madison Invitational.