Cross Country Ranked Seventh in NCAA Mountain Region Preseason Poll

RENO, Nev. The University of Nevada cross country team received its first-ever top 10 ranking in the NCAA Mountain Region Cross Country Poll, earning a seventh place ranking in the 2007 preseason poll.


“It’s nice to get recognition while building our program,” head coach Kirk Elias said.  “This is a young squad and now we need to go out and do the work this is a preseason poll and we’d like to be ranked at the end of the season.” 


Nevada finished second at the WAC Championships in 2006, missing the title by just seven points.  The Pack returns nine members from last season’s squad including All-WAC first team honorees Amanda Moreno and Charlotte Schnbeck.  In addition, Nevada welcomes five freshmen to the 2007 squad.


“This is great for our kids,” Elias said.  “It validates the work our veterans have done and gives credit to our strong incoming class.” 


The Wolf Pack opens the 2007 season at home, hosting the Nevada Twilight Cross Country Classic on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at Rancho San Rafael.      


The Mountain Region is made up of 15 schools: Air Force; Brigham Young; Colorado; Colorado State; Idaho State; Montana; Montana State; Nevada; New Mexico; Northern Arizona; Texas Tech; Utah; Utah State; Weber State and Wyoming.








NCAA Women's Cross Country Mountain Region

2007 Preseason Ranking

1. Colorado

2.  Colorado State

3.  Weber State

4. Brigham Young

5.  Texas Tech

6. Northern Arizona

7.   Nevada

8.   New Mexico

9.  Montana

10. Utah State

11. Wyoming

12. Utah

13. Montana State

14. Idaho State

15. Air Force



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