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Women’s Cross Country Ranks Fifth in Week 4 National Coaches’ Poll

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – With less than 20 days before their first race, the University of New Mexico women’s cross country team has been ranked fifth in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.

Falling one spot, the Lobos are 10 points behind No. 4 Stanford, who received two first-place votes. N.C. State holds the third spot with 307 points, and just one point ahead is No. 2 BYU after being ranked in the third spot in the Week 3 rankings. For the eighth consecutive week, Arkansas is ranked No. 1 with a total of nine first-place votes.

Boise State is the only other Mountain West Team that has remained in the rankings, improving two spots for an 11th place ranking and a total of 208 points.

The Lobos will run in the USATF Nevada Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., on February 19. This will be their lone race before the Mountain West Championships set to occur on March 5 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The rescheduled 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships are set for Monday, March 15, in Stillwater, Okla.