JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2022) – Coming off strong showings at the Southern Conference Championships, the ETSU men’s and women’s cross country programs were both ranked in this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional rankings. This marks the first time both programs are ranked in the same weekly poll for the first time since at least 2010.
The ETSU men’s program – who has been ranked in all six weekly rankings this season – moved to No. 9 in the latest poll, while the Buccaneer women made their season debut in the weekly ranking, coming in at No. 15.
The Buccaneer men finished runner-up at the conference championship on Sunday with Evan Guzman (Franklin, Tenn.) leading the Blue and Gold with a second-place finish. Overall, ETSU had four runners place in the top-15, while four Bucs earned all-conference honors. George Watts was also tabbed SoCon Coach of the Year on the men’s side.
ETSU’s men have been ranked as high as No. 8 this season – staying there for three straight weeks – from Week #1 through Week #3.
The Buccaneer women finished third at Sunday’s SoCon meet as they had runners place 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively, Genevieve Schwarz (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) led the Blue and Gold, while Rebekah Howard (Asheland, Ky.) and Kiera Snyder (Clyde, Mich.) were right behind. The Buccaneer trio all earned second team SoCon honors, while Chanelle Kruger (Johannesburg, South Africa) was named to the SoCon all-freshman team.
Both the men’s and women’s programs are gearing up for the NCAA South Regional, which is set for Friday, Nov. 11 in Huntsville, Ala.
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