LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's men's and women's cross country teams are both nationally-ranked ahead of the NCAA National Championship race. The Aggie women are No. 19 in the latest U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, while the men check in at No. 26.
This is the seventh week in a row the women's team is nationally ranked, while it is the fourth-straight week in the polls for the men's squad.
Last week, the Utah State cross country teams hosted the NCAA Mountain Region Championships, where the women took fourth with 125 points, while the men placed seventh with 196 points.
Individually for the women, juniors Kashley Carter and Alyssa Snyder, and senior Tylee Skinner earned all-region honors by finishing in the top 25 of the women's 6-kilometer race. Carter placed 11th with a time of 20:29.0, Snyder finished 17th with a time of 20:38.2 and Skinner finished 19th with a time of 20:39.0.
On the men’s side, senior Dillon Maggard earned all-region honors by finishing seventh with a time of 30:26.4 in the men's 10-kilometer run. Sophomores James Withers and Luke Beattie also placed in the top 50 by placing 37th and 48th with times of 31:21.3 and 31:33.3, respectively.
The NCAA National Championship race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, and hosted by Louisville at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park with the women running at 8:45 a.m. (MT) and the men at 9:45 a.m. (MT).
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