Cross Country's Performance at Pac-10s Earns National Recognition

Oct. 30, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's cross country team moved up five spots in the USTFCCCA West Region poll, Monday, Oct. 29. The Cougars also received votes in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Div. I National Poll Tuesday.

The women moved from the ninth spot in the USTFCCCA West Region poll up to the fifth spot, just behind the four Pacific-10 teams that finished ahead of them at the conference championship. WSU also tied Columbia with 15 votes received in the USTFCCCA Div. I National Poll.

'We are a lot better team than we were at Pre-Nationals and it shows,' WSU Head Coach Jason Drake said. 'Now we just have to go perform at the NCAA regional meet.'

The Cougars placed fifth overall at the Pacific-10 Championships Saturday, Oct. 27, in Corvallis Oregon. Senior Isley Gonzalez led WSU at the meet with an eighth place finish, earning All-Pac-10 First Team honors.

The Cougars have a week off from competition before heading to the NCAA West Regionals Saturday, Nov. 10, in Eugene, Ore.

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