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Furman Men Ranked Seventh By USTFCCCA; Paladin Women 11th

Furman Cross Country
Furman Cross Country

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman men's cross country team is ranked seventh by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), while the Paladin women are ranked 11th, according to the national rankings released Monday.  

The Furman men held steady in seventh place for the third-consecutive week, matching the best ranking in program history.  The Paladins won the 2017 NCAA Southeast Region Championship on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., the first region championship in the history of the Furman program.  The Paladins scored 55 points to finish first out of 32 teams.  Junior Aaron Templeton paced the Paladins on the 10K course with a time of 29:05.4 to finish fifth and earn a spot on the all-region team.  Furman placed a total of six runners on the all-region team. 

The Paladin women moved up one spot from 12th to 11th this week after placing second out of 37 teams at the Southeast Region Championships, also the highest finish in the history of the program.  Furman placed four women on the all-region team, including senior Allie Buchalski, who led the Paladins with a second-place finish after posting a time of 20:10.4 on the 6K course.  

Furman will compete at the NCAA Championships Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Team Rankings

Week 7 - Nov. 13

Rank School

1 Northern Arizona


3 Syracuse

4 Portland

5 Colorado

6 Stanford

7 Furman

8 Colorado State

9 Virginia Tech

10 Michigan

11 Michigan State

12 Washington

13 Iowa State

14 Oregon

15 Arkansas


17 Air Force

18 Oklahoma State

19 Southern Utah

20 Iona

21 Texas

22 Middle Tennessee State

23 Boise State

24 Alabama

25 Ole Miss

26 Utah State

27 Washington State

28 N.C. State

28 Princeton

28 Virginia

Also Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 14, Navy 2


USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Team Rankings

Week 7 - Nov. 13

Rank School

1 Colorado

2 New Mexico

3 San Francisco

4 Stanford

5 N.C. State

6 Arkansas

6 Oregon

8 Michigan

9 Providence

10 Penn State

11 Furman

12 Boise State

13 Villanova

14 BYU

14 Iowa State

14 Michigan State

17 Wisconsin

18 Georgia

19 Utah State

20 Ole Miss

21 Minnesota

22 Washington

23 California

23 Oklahoma State

25 Eastern Kentucky

26 Dartmouth

27 Eastern Michigan

28 Syracuse

29 Indiana

30 Columbia

Also Receiving Votes: Texas 26, Utah 11, Georgetown 9, Virginia Tech 7, Louisville 1