Hornet Cross Country Gets Regional Ranking

EMPORIA, KAN. (September 26, 2007)--The Emporia State men’s cross country team jumped into the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Men’s South Central Regional Rankings this week. The Hornet men are ranked #5 in this week’s ranking. The ESU women are not ranked.
Seven of the eight MIAA schools that run cross country are ranked on the men’s side, while six of the eight women’s teams are ranked regionally. Three MIAA women’s teams are ranked in the top 16 nationally with five teams from the region in the national rankings.
The Hornets will play host to the ESU/Jock’s Nitch Invitational this Friday, September 28 in Emporia’s Jones Park. The women will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the men to follow at approximately 5:30 p.m.

USTFCCCA Men’s NCAA Division II
National Cross Country Rankings
1. Abilene Christian
2. Adams State
3. Western State
4. Grand Valley State
5. Chico State
6. Colorado Mines
7. Stonehill
8. Slippery Rock
9. Minnesota State
10. Southern Indiana
11. Edinboro
12. Western Washington
13. UMass Lowell
14. Missouri Southern
15. Saginaw Valley
16. Lock Haven
17. New Mexico Highlands
18. Augustana (S.D.)
19. Alaska Anchorage
20. Missouri-Rolla
21. Southern Connecticut
22. Metro State
23. Ashland
24. Wayne State University
25. Hillsdale
NCAA Division II Men’s
South Central Regional Rankings
1. Abilene Christian
2. Missouri Southern
3. Pittsburg State
4. Southwest Baptist
5. Central Missouri
6. EMPORIA STATE
7. East Central
8. Tarleton State
9. Ft. Hays State
10. Northwest Missouri State

USTFCCCA Women’s NCAA Division II
National Cross Country Rankings
1. Adams State
2. Western State
3. Grand Valley State
4. Cal State Los Angeles
5. Augustana (S.D.)
6. Chico State
7. Seattle Pacific
8. Wisconsin Parkside
9. Missouri Southern
10. UC San Diego
11. Abilene Christian
12. Pittsburg State
13. Kutztown
14. North Dakota
15. Bloomsburg
16. Southwest Baptist
17. Minnesota-Duluth
18. Findlay
19. Wayne State University
20. Edinboro
21. Alabama Huntsville
22. Tampa
23. Stonehill
24. Harding
25. (tie) Dallas Baptist
25. (tie) Southern Indiana
NCAA Division II Women’s
South Central Regional Rankings
1. Missouri Southern
2. Abilene Christian
3. Pittsburg St.
4. Southwest Baptist
5. Dallas Baptist
6. Central Missouri
7. Central Oklahoma
8. Truman
9. Northwest Missouri State
10. Ft. Hays State


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