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UAA runners ranked top 10 nationally

Posted: September 21, 2012 - 12:09am
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JDHS graduate Jesse Miller is a freshman on the UAA cross country running team.  Sam Wasson
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JDHS graduate Jesse Miller is a freshman on the UAA cross country running team.

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Alaska Anchorage men’s and women’s cross country teams are in the top 10 nationally in Week 1 of the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association with the women’s team polled at No. 5 and the men’s team at No. 8, announced Wednesday.

Juneau-Douglas High School graduates Katie Krehlik (2008) and Jesse Miller (2012) run for the Seawolves. Krehlik is a senior at UAA and Miller is a freshman.

The UAA women’s squad advanced one position from the preseason poll to continue to lead the West Region over Chico State (No. 6), who advanced two spots. Augustana (S.D.) leads the field at No. 1, while Adams State and Grand Valley State are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Western State leads UAA at No. 4.

NCAA newcomer and Great Northwest Athletic Conference member Simon Fraser sits at No. 7, while Western Washington is No. 15 and Seattle Pacific is No. 18.

On the men’s side, the Seawolves continue their preseason ranking at No. 8 and are in second in the region behind No. 3 Chico State. Adams State leads the list and is followed by No. 2 Western State. GNAC foe WWU trails UAA at No. 10 and Western Oregon is No. 18.

The UAA women have been ranked in the top 10 for 34 weeks straight, while the men’s team has cracked the top-15 for 21 consecutive weeks.

The Seawolves continue to be idle this weekend and the next before competing at the Western Washington Classic on Oct. 6 in Bellingham, Wash.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country National Ranking

MEN

(Current Standing-Last Standing, Institution, Conference, Region):

1-1 Adams State RMAC SC

2-2 Western State RMAC SC

3-3 Chico State CCAA W

4-6 Colorado Mines RMAC SC

5-4 Augustana (S.D.) NSIC CEN

6-5 Grand Valley State GLIAC MW

7-7 Southern Indiana GLVC MW

8-8 Alaska Anchorage GNAC W

9-11 UMass Lowell NE-10 E

10-10 Western Washington GNAC W

11-12 Lock Haven PSAC ATL

12-26 Missouri Southern MIAA CEN

13-9 Edinboro PSAC ATL

14-13 UC-Colorado Springs RMAC SC

15-30 Ferris State GLIAC MW

16-21 Humboldt State CCAA W

17-20 Ashland GLIAC MW

18-15 Western Oregon GNAC W

19-14 Eastern New Mexico Lone Star SC

20-17 Central Missouri MIAA CEN

21-25 Stonehill NE-10 E

22NEW-NR Southwest Baptist MIAA CEN

23-22 East Stroudsburg PSAC ATL

24-28 Wayne State (Mich.) GLIAC MW

25-24 Minnesota State NSIC CEN

26NEW-NR Fort Hays State MIAA CEN

27-18 New Mexico Highlands RMAC SC

28-27 San Francisco State CCAA W

29NEW-NR Seattle Pacific GNAC W

30NEW-NR Northwest Missouri MIAA CEN

31NEW-NR UW-Parkside GLVC MW

32-23 Shippensburg PSAC ATL

33-35 Hillsdale GLIAC MW

34NEW-NR Lewis GLVC MW

35NEW-NR Pittsburg State MIAA CEN

WOMEN

(Current-Last, Institution, Conference, Region):

1-1 Augustana (S.D.) NSIC CEN

2-2 Adams State RMAC SC

3-3 Grand Valley State GLIAC MW

4-5 Western State RMAC SC

5-6 Alaska Anchorage GNAC W

6-8 Chico State CCAA W

7-4 U-Mary NSIC CEN

8-7 Ferris State GLIAC MW

9-9 Simon Fraser GNAC W

10-10 Shippensburg PSAC ATL

11-11 Midwestern State Lone Star SC

12-15 Tampa Sunshine S

13-19 Edinboro PSAC ATL

14-25 Missouri Southern MIAA CEN

15-13 Western Washington GNAC W

16-14 Bloomsburg PSAC ATL

17-12 Pittsburg State MIAA CEN

18-30 Seattle Pacific GNAC W

19-23 Stonehill NE-10 E

20NEW-NR Minnesota State NSIC CEN

21-34 Colorado Mines RMAC SC

22-27 Hillsdale GLIAC MW

23-20 Cal Poly Pomona CCAA W

24-22 Northwest Missouri MIAA CEN

25NEW-NR Kutztown PSAC ATL

26NEW-NR Southwest Baptist MIAA CEN

27-24 Mansfield PSAC ATL

28-18 Minnesota Duluth NSIC CEN

29-32 UW-Parkside GLVC MW

30NEW-NR UC-Colorado Springs RMAC SC

31-17 Saginaw Valley State GLIAC MW

32-16 Ashland GLIAC MW

33-33 Bentley NE-10 E

34-31 Nova Southeastern Sunshine S

35NEW-NR Adelphi NE-10 E

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