LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's men's and women's cross country teams were picked fourth and third, respectively, in the annual midseason Mountain West coaches' poll, it was announced Thursday by the conference office.
Before the start of the season, the Aggie men were picked tied for fourth, and the women fifth, in the preseason coaches' poll.
Overall, on the men's side, No. 11 Colorado State was picked to finish first, followed by No. 15 Boise State and No. 23 Air Force in second and third, respectively. The No. 27-ranked Aggies were picked fourth ahead of New Mexico, Wyoming, San José State and Fresno State, who were picked fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.
On the women's side, No. 3 New Mexico was picked first, followed by No. 13 Boise State. The No. 19-ranked Aggies are ahead of Colorado State, Air Force and Nevada, who were picked fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Wyoming came in seventh, followed by San José State in eighth. Rounding out the women's poll, San Diego State was picked ninth, followed by Fresno State and UNLV in 10th and 11th, respectively.
In last year's midseason polls, Utah State's men's and women's teams were picked fifth and sixth, respectively.
In Utah State's last meet, the Aggie men finished first at the Lehigh-hosted Paul Short Run, followed by a first-place finish for the women's team at the same meet.
The Aggies return home this Friday, Oct. 6, for the Steve T. Reeder Memorial race, beginning at 3 p.m., at the Steve and Dona Reeder Cross Country Course.
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Mountain West Women's Midseason Poll: 1. New Mexico 2. Boise State 3. Utah State 4. Colorado State 5. Air Force 6. Nevada 7. Wyoming 8. San José State 9. San Diego State 10. Fresno State 11. UNLV
Mountain West Men's Midseason Poll: 1. Colorado State 2. Boise State 3. Air Force 4. Utah State 5. New Mexico 6. Wyoming 7. San José State 8. Fresno State
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