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Men's cross country tabbed second, women tied for seventh in preseason coaches poll
Thursday, August 21, 2008
MERCER, Ga. (Aug. 21, 2008) - The Atlantic Sun Conference released its preseason cross country polls Wednesday afternoon, and after all the coaches votes were tallied the ETSU men's squad were picked to finish second; while the women tied Mercer for seventh.
After coming so close to ending Belmont's reign of conference champions a year ago in Nashville, the ETSU men's squad has the making of a team that can snap the Bruins' six-year run as A-Sun champs. The Buccaneers return four runners from last year's team that placed second at the conference championship. Three of ETSU's returnees are all-conference athletes as junior Kenneth Rotich (
The task of knocking
Like the men,
The ETSU women's squad tied Mercer for a respectable seventh after each team claimed 41 votes. The Bucs finished a disappointing 10th at the 2007 conference championships, but with a young core of runners returning and the addition of three newcomers, ETSU looks to move into the middle of the pack amongst its league foes in 2008. Both Terra and Tesha Haggard (
The Buccaneer cross country teams open the season on Friday, Sept. 5, when they travel to
For more information of ETSU cross country, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.
2008 Men's Cross Country Preseason Poll Rank School ( Votes 1. 116 2. ETSU (4) 113 3. 90 4. 85 5. Lipscomb 78 6. UNF 75 T7. 49 T7. Mercer 49 9. USC Upstate 36 10. Stetson 24 11. 11
2008 Men's Cross Country Preseason Poll