Lobos Rank Third in National Coaches' Poll, Compete in the MW Championships Friday
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico women’s cross country team has moved up yet another spot in the Week Six NCAA D1 Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association announced Wednesday. This ranking comes just before both New Mexico cross country teams take the field in the Mountain West Cross Country Championships, set to take place on Friday.
The Lobos now rank third in the nation after placing first at the Battle Born Collegiate Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev. Senior Adva Cohen and sophomore Gracelyn Larkin led the group, both finishing in the top-10, and the rest of the Lobos finished close behind, posting a spread of 0:16.
Three Mountain West opponents also participated in the race, with Boise State finishing in 3rd (101 points), Colorado State in 7th (177 points), and Nevada finishing in 12th (318 points).
Both New Mexico teams will now travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for the Mountain West Cross Country Championships. The Lobos are familiar with the championship course as both ran the two-kilometer loop course at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas in their respective races earlier this season, claiming first place in each race. The women’s team has claimed the MW Championship for 12 years in a row.
The women will open the championships with a 6K race at 9:00 a.m. (PT), and the men will take the course for their 8k race at 10 a.m. (PT). Live results of the race can be found by clicking here or visiting our schedule page. In addition, the race will be broadcasted through the Mountain West Network (here).