Men 20th, Women 25th in USTFCCCA National Weekly Rankings
Lauren Lucas (left) and Kate Jette

Oct. 22, 2013

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State cross country program made history Tuesday with the men and women each earning US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national top-30 rankings for the first time together in school history. The Bronco men dropped one spot to No. 20 this week, while the women made an appearance at No. 25 in their first-ever national weekly ranking.

The women jumped in ranking from the ‘receiving votes’ section where they had sat for two weeks. After an 11th-place finish and great competition at the 2013 Pre-National Invitational this past weekend, the women launched into the nation’s top-30 teams.

The men finished eighth at the Pre-National Invitational this past weekend, an effort good enough to keep them in the top-20 this week.

The Broncos become one of only 13 programs in the country who have both men and women ranked in the top-30. Other programs include: Arkansas (#12 men, #2 women); Colorado (#1 men, #16 women), Indiana (#24 men, #21 women); New Mexico (#9 men, #9 women); Notre Dame (#23 men, #22 women); Oregon (#4 men, #12 women); Princeton (#15 men, #23 women); Providence (#19 men, #4 women); Stanford (#13 men, #20 women); Syracuse (#14 men, #19 women); Washington (#25 men, #13 women) and Wisconsin (#7 men, #28 women).

Boise State will take one week off from competition in preparation for the 2013 Mountain West Cross Country Championships hosted by Air Force Academy, Nov. 1.

To view a full list of weekly rankings visit: http://www.ustfccca.org/2013/10/featured/colorado-men-arizona-women-take-control-of-division-i-national-coaches-polls

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