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VU Women's Cross Country 8th, men's team 18th in 1st national polls of season

Team and individual wins by the Vincennes University Women's Cross Country Team and Anais Da Silva at the Sept. 3 Franklin College Sodexo Grizzly Invitational helped the VU women secure a top-10 national ranking when 2016's first USTFCCCA/NJCAA Div. I Cross Country Rankings were released Monday night.

The VU women are eighth in their poll and the Trailblazer men - who finished third at the Franklin meet - are 18th in their poll. VU has been idle since the outstanding season-opening races, but will compete Friday at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships at Indiana University.

Teams who occupy the top spots in the cross country polls are no surprise. Iowa Central sits atop the men's rankings, with seven first place votes, and Lansing claimed the No. 1 slot for the women, iwth eight first-place ballots cast. The rest of the Top 10s are as follows:
No. 2    South Plains,
No. 3    Lansing,
No. 4    Gillette,
No. 5    Butler,
No. 6    Louisburg,
No. 7    Allen County,
No. 8    North Iowa Area,
No. 9    Mesa, and,
No. 10  Highland.

No. 2    Iowa Central,
No. 3    Mesa,
No. 4    El Paso,
No. 5    Gillette,
No. 6    Cowley County,
No. 7    Allen County,
No. 8    VU,
No. 9    Iowa Western, and,
No. 10  South Plains.

USTFCCCA/NJCAA Div. I Cross Country Rankings for Week 1 of 2016 Season


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