NEW ORLEANS – The Northern Arizona University men's cross country team remained in the NCAA Division I Mountain Region's top spot for the second-straight week, per the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Lumberjack men, who also rank third in the country according to last week's USTFCCCA national coaches' poll, had last weekend off from competition. The rest of the top five retained their week one ranking as well, with defending champion Colorado, UTEP, BYU and Southern Utah claiming spots two through five.
After having the last two weekends off from competition, the NAU women fell from No. 7 in the regional rankings to No. 10. Defending regional champ New Mexico secured the No. 1 spot on the women's side for the second-consecutive week, while No. 2 Colorado, No. 3 BYU, No. 4 Utah and No. 5 Weber State round out the top five.
The Lumberjacks will have a chance to reestablish themselves in the regional rankings, though, as the women are scheduled to travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the Roy Griak Invitational this Saturday, Sept. 24. That event is set to start 1:35 p.m. CT, 11:35 a.m. Flagstaff time.
The men will have a bit of a lay off before their next race, which comes Friday, Oct. 14 at the Nuttycombe Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Lumberjack women will also compete at that event.