Hawkeyes Ranked 13th In First Poll

Sept. 20, 2005

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IOWA CITY, IA — The University of Iowa Men’s Cross Country team is ranked 13th nationally in this weeks Mondo NCAA-I Men’s poll conducted by the United States Cross Country Coaches Association. The ranking is three spots higher than their preseason ranking. The Hawkeyes rank No. 1 in the Midwest Region.

“I’m really happy we moved up three spots even though we haven’t competed for a couple weeks,” said Head Coach Larry Wieczorek. “It’s really exciting to be ranked this high. I’m looking forward to defending our ranking and seeing how we stack up against some very good competition this weekend.”

Another Hawkeye note, Seniors Dan Haut and Adam Roche today were named team captains for the 2005-2006 season.

The Hawkeyes compete Saturday in Minneapolis, MN, at the Roy Griak Invitational. The 8,000-meter race will begin at 11 a.m. at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

MONDO MEN'S NCAA-I CROSS COUNTRY POLL (9/20/05) Top 15Ranking Team (first place votes)    Region  Points  Previous1.  Wisconsin (11)          GL      473     12.  Colorado (2)        M   463     23.  Arkansas (3)        SC      455     34.  Stanford        W   414     55.  BYU             M   410     46.  Notre Dame          GL  384     77.  Iona            NE      368     68.  Arizona             W   360     109.  Texas           SC      342     910. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo    W   341     811. Arizona State       W   311     1112. Georgetown          MA      286     1213.  IOWA                 MW     241     1614. UTEP            M   238     2215. Ohio State          GL      231     13