Aggie Men and Women Slotted Sixth in Mountain West Midseason Coaches' Polls
Sept. 26, 2013
Logan, Utah -
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State’s men and women’s cross country teams were both picked sixth in the first Mountain West Midseason Conference Coaches’ Polls of the 2013 season, as voted on by the league’s coaches and announced by the conference office. The Aggie men received 23 points and the women were awarded 53 points. Both teams fell back one spot from their fifth-place ranking in the Preseason Coaches’ Polls.
New Mexico retained the top spot in the men’s poll, receiving seven of the eight first-place votes and 49 points overall. The Air Force Academy, who garnered the remaining first-place vote, sits right behind New Mexico with 42 points. Boise State (34), Colorado State (29) and Wyoming (25) occupy the third through fifth spots. Fresno State and San Jose State sit behind the Aggies with 15 and seven points, respectively.
The Lobos also retain their first-place ranking in the women’s poll with 10 of 11 first-place votes and 100 points in total. Boise State sits 10 points back and holds the other first-place vote. Air Force and Colorado State are tied for third with 74 points and are followed by Wyoming in fifth with 58 points. Nevada and Utah State are tied for the sixth spot with 53 points and are trailed by Fresno State (30), San Diego State (27), UNLV (20) and San Jose State (17).
The 2013 Mountain West Cross Country Championships will be hosted by the Air Force Academy at the Eisenhower Blue Course on Friday, Nov. 1.
The Aggie harriers are not in action this weekend and will resume the 2013 season at the Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 5.