Georgetown Women's Cross Country Team Eleventh in Pre-Season Poll

September 24, 2001

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Georgetown University men's cross country team is tied for ninth place in the nation, along with Arizona, in the Mondo NCAA Division I Cross Country Pre-Season Poll for Men released on September 6. The Hoyas picked up 237 points to earn the ninth spot. Colorado is ranked first with 397 points, followed by Stanford in second with 379, and Arkansas in third with 342. On the women's side, Georgetown is ranked 11th in the country in the FinishLynx NCAA Division I Cross Country Pre-season Poll for Women released September 4. Colorado is first (298 points), Boston College second (278 points), and Stanford third (273 points).

The GU men's cross country team began last year's campaign ranked seventh in the country and ended the season with a seventh place finish at the 2000 NCAA Cross Country Championship. The Hoyas placed fifth at the 53-team Pre-NCAA Cross Country Meet, then garnered runner-up honors at the BIG EAST Championship. Georgetown then won its third-consecutive NCAA Mid-Atlantic Cross Country Regional Championship title against a 25-team field. With the victory, Georgetown earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships, where the squad posted the seventh-place finish, its best since 1995 when GU finished second.

The Georgetown women also enjoyed national exposure in 2000. GU began the 2000 season in fifth place, exactly where the team finished in the NCAA Cross Country Championship. It was Georgetown's top finish since the 1998 campaign when the squad finished fourth. The Hoyas posted a ninth place finish, out of 56 schools competing, at the Pre-NCAA Cross Country Meet, then won the 2000 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Championship, besting a field of 24 schools. Georgetown claimed third place at the 2000 BIG EAST Championship.



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