XC up in Region, Receives Votes in National Poll

By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
October 08, 2013 02:33 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – After finishing eighth out of 47 teams at the Paul Short Run, the West Virginia University cross country team moved up to No. 4 in the Mid-Atlantic Region and received votes in this week’s USTFCCCA National Poll, released today.

“This past weekend was a crazy race,” says coach Sean Cleary. “The rankings are reflective of who could handle a heat index of 90 degrees. The rankings will be more reflective over the coming weeks.”

The Mountaineers moved up from fifth to fourth in the region, jumping Penn State. WVU finished one spot ahead of then-No.13 Penn State this past Saturday.

Seniors Sarah Martinelli and Allison Lasnicki led the Mountaineers at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa., finishing in 19th (20:55) and 25th (21:04) place, respectively.

Georgetown, who finished first at the Paul Short run, moved up a spot to No. 5 in the national poll, while Dartmouth, who finished second, moved up to No. 13 after being unranked last week.

West Virginia will be off this weekend, but returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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