Utah State Men’s Cross Country Remains 17th in National Coaches Poll
LOGAN, Utah – The Utah State men’s cross country remained in 17th place in week two of the NCAA DI National Cross Country Coaching Survey, released by the Track and Cross Country Coaching Association on Tuesday. of the United States (USTFCCCA).
The Aggies have 141 points and are the fourth-highest ranked team in the Highlands region, behind No.1 in northern Arizona (329 points; 10 votes for first place), No.3 BYU (295 ) and No.8 Colorado (249), who climbed four spots in the top 10.
The state of Utah is the only representative of Mountain West in the top 25 polls.
Also on Tuesday, the Aggies received three Mountain West senior honors. Marc Crandall was named the MW Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week, while freshmen Emma Thornley and Garrett woodhouse each won the MW Freshman of the Week honors in women and men, respectively.
Crandall placed second overall in the Montana State Cross Country Classic last Saturday in Bozeman, MT, as he finished with a time of 24: 25.40 in the 8k race while leading the Aggies to the first place of the team at the event.
Woodhouse was named MW’s first year men’s cross country freshman this season, crossing the finish line with a time of 25: 12.00 in the 8km race. The Fairfax, Va. Native placed 14th overall, while posting the second fastest time for the USU by a non-senior, behind just a sophomore. Max Wehrli.
It is also the first time that Thornley has won the MW Freshman of the Week honors after finishing fourth overall and first for USU with a time of 16: 33.40 at the MSU Cross Country Classic. The Layton, Utah native helped lead the Aggies to a second straight title at the event, as Utah State’s 31 points edged Montana State’s 34 for the win.
The Aggies return to action on Saturday, September 25 at the Idaho State Invitational in Pocatello, Idaho.
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