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 NRWomen'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