Spartans Hold Steady in National RankingsSeptember 26, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – The University of Tampa women’s cross country team remains No. 12 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll.
The Spartans opened the season at No. 15, and have been at No. 12 for the past two weeks following victories at the UT Early Bird Classic, USF Open and Jim Ryun Invitational. Tampa also finished fourth in a highly competitive UF Mountain Dew Invitational that featured predominantly NCAA Division I opponents.
Tampa’s women have now been nationally-ranked for 61 consecutive weeks, a span dating back to the 2006 season.
Head coach Jarrett Slaven’s team also appears at No. 1 in the NCAA South Region, with his men coming in at No. 9.
USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning team strength with current-season results in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.
UT returns to action on Saturday at the Saint Leo Invitational.