Iowa Earns National Ranking

Oct. 17, 2005

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s women’s cross country is ranked 30th nationally in the latest FinishLynx Women’s NCAA Division-I cross country poll that was released Monday. This is the first time the Hawkeyes have received votes since the first poll of the season was released on September 21.

“This is a great momentum builder as the team prepares for the Big Ten Championship in two weeks. There are currently over 300 Division-I teams so this puts us in the company of some select schools,” said Head Coach Layne Anderson.

Iowa’s next scheduled competition is at the Big Ten Championships on October 30, in Minneapolis, MN.

2005 FinishLynx Cross Country Poll No. 41. Duke (13)        3902. Stanford         3733. Michigan         3654. Notre Dame       3525. Arizona State        3386. Illinois         3237. Columbia         3078. Brigham Young        3019. North Carolina State     28510. Colorado        27911. Minnesota       25012. Wake Forest         23313. Northern Arizona    21614. Boston College  20415. Oklahoma State  20316. Providence      19417. Arkansas        18118. Princeton       17219. Virginia        16220. Baylor      14921. Tennessee       13722. Oregon      12523. Michigan State  11924. Rice            9625. North Carolina  7726. Washington      6527. Butler      5528. Georgia         3829. Marquette       2330. Iowa        18