Men's Team and Ostrander Make History
Oct. 20, 2015

Full Men's Rankings | Full Women's Rankings

NEW ORLEANS -
The men's team made history today with their No. 16 ranking in the USTFCCCA National Coaches Poll, giving the men's program their highest ranking since 1996 when the team finished the season No. 8 in the country. The recent ranking is a result of taking 11th place at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational this past Friday after recording 387 points.

After receiving votes in every preceding poll this season, the men made the second biggest jump of the week (Tulsa went from receiving votes to No. 13) and now are the highest ranked team in the Mountain West. In yesterday's West Region rankings the men also saw their ranking jump two spots to No. 3, which is also their highest ranking of the season.

The women's team fell three spots in the national poll, but still stayed in the top 10 at No. 9. They also improved a spot in the West Region, moving to No. 2 - trailing only No. 1 Oregon.

This is the first time that both the men's and women's teams have been ranked at the same time since Oct. 22, 2013 when the men were ranked No. 20 and the women were No. 25.

 
Mountain West Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The conference announced on Tuesday that Allie Ostrander was named the Mountain West Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for meets contested from Oct. 12-18. Ostrander now has three MW Weekly honors from the 2015 cross country season.

She is the first freshman in conference history to earn the honor three times in one season. Overall, she becomes the fourth athlete in conference history to garner three weekly honors in a cross country season, joining Cecily Lemmon Lew (Junior, BYU - 2009), Agnes Kemboi (Junior, TCU - 2011) and Boise State's own Emma Bates (2014).

Ostrander's victory at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational also landed her the top spot on FloTrack.com's #SauconyFlo50 Individual Rankings.


In addition, she was named the USTFCCCA Division I Women's National Athlete of the Week yesterday, which you can read about here.


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