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Women's Cross Country Ranked First in Nation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Lobos women’s cross country team jumped up two spots to No. 1 in the National Coaches’ Poll, announced the USTFCCCA on Tuesday afternoon. The last time the women were ranked first in the nation was on Oct. 30, 2018.

After placing first and defeating then-ranked No. 1 NC State and then-ranked No. 2 BYU in the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Oct. 15, the Lobos were hoping to climb their way to the top. They did exactly that as they jumped up from No. 3 to No. 1 in the nation, knocking NC State to No. 2 and BYU to No. 3. The Lobos received six first-place votes and 324 points total to claim the top spot, barely surpassing NC State who collected five first-place votes and 323 points total.

The women’s team ended the invitational with 93 points to take first place. The top runner for New Mexico, Stefanie Parsons, placed 12th in the championship race with a time of 20:21.9.

The Lobos are set to host the Mountain West Championships at the UNM North Golf Course on Oct. 29.

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