Women's Cross Country Ranked 16th in the Nation

Oct. 13, 2004

WACO, Texas-While the Baylor women's cross country team has taken the last couple of weeks to prepare for the NCAA Pre-Nationals, the team saw its ranking climb to 16th in the latest FinishLynx NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Poll.

"It is a nice honor," head coach Todd Harbour said. "Especially, since we have not run at full strength. It is just a credit to the runners who have stepped in and have performed well throughout the year. I think it just shows how deep the team is."

Baylor, ranked 19th in the last national poll, jumped three spots in the latest version of the rankings. Colorado, ranked seventh, and Missouri (10th) are the only other Big 12 Conference schools ranked ahead of the Bears in the current poll.

The ranking marks the highest for the Bears since Baylor was ranked 14th following the Roy Griak Invitational meet last season.

The No. 17 Baylor women's cross country team will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 16, when the women run at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind. Meanwhile, the men will return to action on the same day, running at the Chile Pepper Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

(Conducted by the Women's Cross Country Coaches Association)
1. Stanford (12)
2. Providence (1)
3. Michigan
4. Colorado
5. Duke
6. Notre Dame
7. Arizona State
8. North Carolina
9. Tennessee
10. Missouri
11. Southern Methodist
12. Villanova
13. Brigham Young
14. Wake Forest
15. UC-Santa Barbara
16. Baylor
17. Michigan State
18. Columbia
19. Georgia
20. North Carolina State
21. Arkansas
22. William & Mary
23. Idaho
24. West Virginia
25. UCLA
26. Butler
27. Texas Tech
28. Georgetown
29. Boston College
30. Marquette



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