Cowboys Remain No. 1 in Midwest Region




Oct. 15, 2012

STILLWATER - The Oklahoma State men's cross country team remains No. 1 in the Midwest Region, and the women's team holds steady at No. 2 in this week's United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll, released today.

The Cowboys continue to hold off No. 2 Oklahoma. There were no major shake-ups and the only new additions to this week's poll were Northern Iowa (No. 14) and Eastern Illinois at No. 15.

The Cowgirls remain at No. 2 behind Iowa State. Just as in the men's pool, there were no major shake-ups, and there were only two new additions, St. Louis debuting at No. 14 and Southern Illinois at No. 15.

Both teams are coming off solid showings at the Chile Pepper Invitational. The Cowboys finished in first place,taking six of the top 10 spots in the 10,000-meter race with senior Girma Mecheso finishing in second place individually with a time of 30:13.8. The Cowgirls are coming off a second-place finish, with Monika Juodeskaite also battling to a second-place finish with a time of 20:54.3.

Both teams have a weekend off and will return to action Oct. 27 when they travel to Austin, Texas, for the 2012 Big 12 Championships.

Men's Midwest Region

Rank   School               Location                Conference    Last Week
1      Oklahoma State       Stillwater, Okla.       Big 12                1
2      Oklahoma             Norman, Okla.           Big 12                2
3      Tulsa                Tulsa, Okla.            Conference USA        3
4      Iowa State           Ames, Iowa              Big 12                7
5      Kansas               Lawrence, Kan.          Big 12                6
6      Minnesota            Minneapolis, Minn.      Big Ten               4
7      Illinois             Champaign, Ill.         Big Ten               8
8      Missouri             Columbia, Mo.           SEC                   5
9      Southern Illinois    Carbondale, Ill.        Missouri Valley       9
10     Iowa                 Iowa City, Iowa         Big Ten               10
11     Loyola-Chicago       Chicago, Ill.           Horizon               11
12     South Dakota State   Brookings, S.D.         Summit League         12
13     Wichita State        Wichita, Kan.           Missouri Valley       13
14     Northern Iowa        Cedar Falls, Iowa       Missouri Valley       NR
15     Eastern Illinois     Charleston, Ill.        Ohio Valley           NR
Women's Midwest Region
Rank   School               Location               Conference      Last Week
1      Iowa State           Ames, Iowa             Big 12                  1
2      Oklahoma State       Stillwater, Okla.      Big 12                  2
3      Minnesota            Minneapolis, Minn.     Big Ten                 3
4      Northwestern         Evanston, Ill.         Big Ten                 5
5      Illinois             Champaign, Ill.        Big Ten                 4
6      Tulsa                Tulsa, Okla.           Conference USA         11
7      Iowa                 Iowa City, Iowa        Big Ten                 6
8      Wichita State        Wichita, Kan.          Missouri Valley        10
9      North Dakota State   Fargo, N.D.            Summit League          12
10     Illinois State       Normal, Ill.           Missouri Valley        15
11     Missouri             Columbia, Mo.          SEC                     8
12     Kansas State         Manhattan, Kan.        Big 12                 14
13     Loyola-Chicago       Chicago, Ill.          Horizon                 7
14     Saint Louis          St. Louis, Mo.         Atlantic 10            NR
15     Southern Illinois    Carbondale, Ill.       Missouri Valley        NR

 

 

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