CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS GARNER EARLY SEASON SUCCESS

    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s cross country has garnered a great amount of success thus far in the season as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced this week’s poll and the men and women rank ninth and tenth respectively in the Northeast region for their efforts.
     The men raced to a second place finish at the Murray Keatinge Invitational on Saturday as they were led by junior co-captain Jordan Horowitz (Evanston, Ill.) who placed fifth overall in a time of 24 minutes, 39:17 seconds to lead a pack of Wildcats.
    The women’s team also notched a second place showing. Junior Catherine Parker (Westford, Mass.) garnered America East “Performer of the Week” for a second time this season as she ran the 5K course in a blistering time of 16:53.60. The time was the fastest ever recorded on a 5K course by a women’s cross country runner in the program’s illustrious history.
   The poll ranks teams from the New England region along with of all of New York. The men and the women enter the top ten for the first time this season.

Men’s Northeast Region Poll    Women’s Northeast Region Poll

1.    Iona                                       1. Providence
2.    Providence                           2. Boston U.
3.    Dartmouth                            3. Yale
4.    Brown                                   4. Iona
5.    Boston College                   5. Boston College
6.    Cornell                                  6. Cornell
7.    Syracuse                              7. Columbia
8.    Columbia                             8. Brown
9.    New Hampshire                 9. Syracuse
10.    Harvard                           10. New Hampshire
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