Shauna McNiff and the Huskies jump two spots to No. 14.
Nov. 13, 2012
STORRS, Conn.- The University of Connecticut women's cross country team was tabbed as No. 14 in the most recent national poll as announced by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies jumped two spots after capturing second place at the NCAA Northeast Regionals last Friday.
"The ranking is a great moment for our program and well deserved. We have been working towards this moment for a long time and it's something we've seen coming but it defnitely feels good," stated Head Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough.
UConn had all five of their scoring student-athletes capture All-Region honors at Friday's Regionals as junior Alison Lasnicki led the squad with a third place finish out of 250 runners. Lauren Sara, Lindsay Crevoiserat, Shauna McNiff and Julia Zrinyi were also named to the All-Region team.
"Coach McDonough and the team are obviously in a heightened mood as they live out a bit of history this weekend. Moving up to #14 in national standings is certainly significant but not the end-all for this group. They are wired for another outstanding day - the excitement is subdued for now - race-day will flow with great energy," stated Bill Morgan, supervisor of cross country/track and field.
The Huskies will head to Louisville for the NCAA Championship on Saturday, November 17 with the race beginning at noon at Tom Sawyer State Park.