|Junior Elise Beattie|
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's cross country team is ranked 13th in this week's Northeast Region Poll that was released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
New Hampshire, slated in the top-15 for the second time this season, is ranked second out of the four America East schools in the region as it sits ahead of Vermont (14) and Boston University (15). UNH fell to Providence in the season-opener, while junior Anne Twombly (Exeter, Mass.) finished third overall in a time of 18:06.2. The Wildcats tied for second at last year's conference championships and went on to place 12th at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet.
The USTFCCCA's regional rankings are a reflection of a team's strengths entering the year based on returning and new runners on each squad, and are selected by a representative in each region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning team strength with current-season results in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Sept. 14 when they host the Pre-Conference Meet at the College Woods course at 1:15 p.m.
For a complete look at this week's rankings, click HERE.