Sept. 20, 2005
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