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Men Join Women In Top-10 Of National Rankings

Feb 3, 2021

Complete Men's Rankings | Complete Women's Rankings

SEATTLE - Coming off their season debuts this past Monday, the Husky men's cross country team made a big jump and joined the Husky women's team in the top-10 of the national coaches polls. This is the third-straight season the Husky men's team has cracked the top-10 of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings.

Balancing indoor track and cross country for the first time, the Huskies had a home indoor track meet last Friday and Saturday and then on Monday raced their first cross country race since the NCAA Championships back in November of 2019. Madison Heisterman was the only Husky to pull double-duty this weekend, as she was 26th in the women's race at the Silver State Collegiate Challenge, but several Huskies who raced indoor track in the Dempsey will cross over to cross country at some point.

The men's team was up against three of the top-four teams in the nation based on the rankings going into the meet. No. 2 BYU got the win over No. 1 Northern Arizona but the Huskies took third, beating out then-No. 4 Notre Dame, which won the ACC Championship which was still contested in the fall of 2020.

The impressive run, the first for the Dawgs in over 400 days, jumped them from No. 18 to No. 9 in today's new poll.  That's the exact same spot where the women come in this week, after they placed fourth at the Silver State meet.