Husky Women Debut 19th in Cross-Country Rankings

Sept. 12, 2001

Washington's women's cross-country squad debuted this week at 19th in the FinishLynx Women's Cross Country rankings, earning 77 points from the voting panel of nine regional representatives and three at-large members of the Women's Cross Country Coaches' Association.

Defending national champion Colorado was no surprise at the top of the rankings, earning 298 points and nine of a possible 12 first-place votes, followed by second-ranked Boston College at 278. Stanford was the highest-ranked Pac-10 school, placing third with 273 points, and was joined by No. 8 Arizona and No. 10 Arizona State in the top-10.

The Buffaloes also took the top spot in the men's rankings, sponsored by MONDO. Colorado earned 13 of a possible 16 first-place votes, and 397 points overall, from the panel consisting of members of the executive committee of the United States Cross Country Coaches Association. Stanford again led the Pac-10 in points with 379, good for second. No. 9 Arizona, No. 13 Oregon, and No. 21 Arizona State rounded out the Pac-10 teams in the top-25. The Husky men's squad earned six points, good for 35th overall.

Both the Huskies' men's and women's squads earned convincing victories at last weekend's Emerald City Invitational, and will take a week off before continuing the home schedule with the Sundodger Invitational on Sat., Sept. 22 at West Seattle's Lincoln Park.

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