USU Women's Cross Country Up One Spot to No. 3 in Regional Rankings
Utah State women's cross country moved up to No. 3 in the Mountain Region poll.
Sept. 18, 2017

LOGAN, Utah - In the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional poll, the Utah State women's cross country team moved up to No. 3 in the Mountain Region, passing BYU in the rankings. The men's team stayed at No. 7, as there were no changes in the top 11 of the men's poll.

During the week, the Aggies raced at the BYU-hosted Autumn Classic. The women's team defeated BYU and placed first in the event with 23 points, while the men took second with 50 points, finishing just behind BYU's 19.

Individually, Utah State had three women harriers finish in the top five, including race-winner Alyssa Snyder, a junior. Senior Kashley Carter and junior Cierra Simmons placed third and fourth, respectively.

On the men's side, senior Dillon Maggard placed second in the event, and a trio of sophomores also placed inside the top 20 in Luke Beattie (14th), J.D. Thorne (15th) and James Withers (20th).

Utah State’s men’s and women’s cross country teams return to action when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa., for the Lehigh-hosted Paul Short Run on Friday, Sept. 29. The meet, which is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. (MT), will take place at the Goodman Campus Cross Country Course.

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Women's Mountain Region Rankings
1. Colorado
2. New Mexico
3. Utah State
4. BYU
5. Utah
6. Colorado State
7. Air Force
8. Montana State
9. Weber State
10. Nevada
11. Northern Arizona
12. UTEP
13. Wyoming
14. Utah Valley
15. Montana

Men's Mountain Region Rankings 1. Northern Arizona 2. Colorado 3. BYU 4. Southern Utah 5. Colorado State 6. Air Force 7. Utah State 8. New Mexico 9. Wyoming 10. Weber State 11. UTEP 12. Utah Valley 13. Montana State 14. New Mexico State 15. Texas Tech

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