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UNCG women debut, men rise in latest USTFCCCA rankings

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Release: October 02, 2011
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NEW ORLEANS, La. – For the first time in school history both the men's and women's cross country teams are ranked in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association regional rankings, the organization announced on Monday.

The men's team moved up to No. 11 in the Southeast Region, which is the best ranking for the program in school history. The women's team also appeared in the rankings for the first time in UNCG history at No. 15 in the Southeast Region.

"It's nice to see the men move up to an all-time high in the regional rankings," said coach Linh Nguyen. "We didn't have a complete race this past weekend and I think we can be a lot better than we are if we keep working hard. The important thing is that we're making progress and we have six weeks until the regional championship when everything really counts."

The men's team is one of three teams from the Southern Conference in the rankings. Davidson stayed put at No. 9 in the poll, while Furman jumped into the rankings at No. 12.

"It's also great for the women to be regionally ranked for the first time ever," said Nguyen. "This is the hardest working and most motivated team I've ever coached. Rankings are more of a compliment to the hard work and dedication that you've already put in than they are predictions of future results. So, this is a nice acknowledgement of the things our women have worked hard for over the past year."

The only other team in the SoCon in the women's region is Furman who moved up one spot to No. 10.

The Spartans will return to action this weekend at the Wilbur Ross Invite in Winston-Salem.

 

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USTFCCCA Men's Division I Southeast Region rankings:
Rank     School             Location                       Conference       Last Week
1          NC State           Raleigh, N.C.                 ACC                 1
2          North Carolina   Chapel Hill, N.C.            ACC                 4
3          E. Kentucky      Richmond, Ky.             Ohio Valley       3
4          Virginia Tech     Blacksburg, Va.            ACC                 6
5          Duke                Durham, N.C.                ACC                 8
6          Virginia             Charlottesville, Va.        ACC                 2
7          Louisville          Louisville, Ky.               Big East           5
8          William & Mary Williamsburg, Va.          Colonial            7
9          Davidson          Davidson, N.C.                         Southern           9
10         Liberty             Lynchburg, Va.             Big South         NR
11         UNCG               Greensboro, N.C.         Southern          13

12         Kentucky          Lexington, Ky.               SEC                 NR
13         Wake Forest     Winston-Salem, N.C.     ACC                 11
14         Furman             Greensville, S.C.           Southern           NR
15         Richmond         Richmond, Va.             Atlantic 10         12 

USTFCCCA Women's Division I Southeast Region rankings:
Rank     School             Location                       Conference       Last Week
1          North Carolina   Chapel Hill, N.C.            ACC                 2
2          Virginia             Charlottesville, Va.        ACC                 3
3          Clemson           Clemson, S.C.               ACC                 4
4          Duke                Durham, N.C.                ACC                 1
5          Virginia Tech     Blacksburg, Va.            ACC                 5
6          NC State           Raleigh, N.C.                 ACC                 7
7          James Madison Harrisonburg, Va.          Colonial            6
8          Wake Forest     Winston-Salem, N.C.     ACC                 9
9          East Carolina    Greenville, N.C.             C-USA             10
10         Furman             Greensville, S.C.           Southern           11
11         William & Mary Williamsburg, Va.          Colonial            12
12         Richmond         Richmond, Va.             Atlantic 10         8
13         W. Kentucky     Bowling Green, Ky.        Sun Belt            NR
14         E. Kentucky      Richmond, Ky.             Ohio Valley       NR
15         UNCG               Greensboro, N.C.         Southern          NR

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