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Cross Country Ranked in Preseason Poll

By Abby Norman for
August 28, 2012 12:30 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University cross country team was ranked No. 21 in the 2012 USTFCCCA National Division I Women’s Preseason Poll.

The Mountaineers also received a No. 4 ranking in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“A new era of cross country is starting at WVU,” coach Sean Cleary says. “It’s a testament to past teams that our peers still recognize us as a team of such quality. Time will tell how good we are. For now, we will keep working hard and do our best to prepare for November.”

The cross country team returns 13 letterwinners from last year including All-American Kaitlyn Gillespie and NCAA participants Sarah-Anne Brault, Stephanie Aldea and Jordan Hamric.

WVU opens its season this Friday, Aug. 31 with the WVU Alumni Open at 7 p.m. at WVU Agronomy Farm.

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