PORTLAND, Ore. – The Lewis & Clark women's cross country team was ranked 27th of all Division III cross country teams in the nation by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll for week one of competition, released September 12th.
The Pioneers move up from the preseason poll where they were ranked 34th. This improvement comes after Lewis & Clark's domination over Linfield in a dual meet on August 31st, beating Linfield 18-39.
The Pioneers were also ranked in the USTFCCCA regional poll, moving up one spot to 2nd place.
"I think the ranking is a good representation of where we are to start the season," said head coach Keith Woodard. "We just try to take care of our racing, and let that talk for us."
The Pioneers return to action on Saturday, Sept. 15th at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle. The meet will host eight of the nine Northwest Conference teams.
"It's traditionally a fast course, and on the women's side we're looking to turn in a good performance and be at the top end of the field," said Woodard. "The men are looking to have a good race as well, and see where they're going to fit in this conference preview."