Oct. 16, 2012
STORRS, Conn.- The UConn women’s cross country squad has reached the national standings after a posting a 19th place finish at the Wisconsin Invite last weekend where 21 of the nation’s top teams competed. The Huskies were tabbed No. 29 in this week’s Coaches’ Poll as announced by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday morning.
The Huskies, ranked 28th in last year’s poll, earn their second national ranking in program history as Connecticut is one of five BIG EAST teams that are nationally ranked in this week’s poll.
“It’s exciting to see our team back in the national rankings for the second year in a row, and to see ourselves show up in the national spotlight,” Head Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough stated. “The ranking is a testament to the hard work and efforts of the women on this team and those that helped to get us here.”
“This year we are one spot below last year’s ranking in our debut ranking but are not going to let that be the whole story. We will be at the National Championships in November – ranking or no ranking. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great moment for our program to show that kind of consistency, and make a point that UConn’s cross country team is here to stay. The ranking is a reward and we appreciate it,” Grove-McDonough finished.
The Huskies will return to competition on Friday, October 19th at 3:30 p.m. at the CCSU Mini-Meet in New Britain, Conn.