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USTFCCCA Releases Final Regular Season Rankings
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/13/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke women's cross country team maintained its position as the 10th-ranked program in the U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association's final regular season national coaches' poll Tuesday. The Blue Devils are coming off of a first-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships last Friday, a performance which automatically qualified the team to the NCAA Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky.

Four Blue Devil runners - senior Juliet Bottorff, sophomore Kelsey Lakowske, sophomore Carolyn Baskir and graduate student Suejin Ahn - earned All-Southeast Region honors following Friday's regional championships. Bottorff paced the squad with a second-place finish individually in the women's 6K race, followed by Lakowske in ninth, Baskir in 12th and Ahn in 19th. As a team, Duke recorded a score of 81 points to claim the regional title, the first for the program since the 2009 season.

The Duke men earned a fifth-place finish in the Southeast Region, led by senior Mike Moverman, who crossed the line 27th overall in the men's 10K race. The Blue Devils received an at-large berth to Saturday's NCAA Championships meet and picked up seven votes in Tuesday's coaches' poll.

The 2012 NCAA Championships will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The women's 6K competition will begin at 12 p.m., followed by the men's 10K race at 1:15 p.m. Be sure to check back to later in the week for a full preview of the NCAA Championships meet. Fans can also follow the Blue Devils on Twitter for the latest updates (@Duke_TF_XC).

Women's National Coaches' Poll - Nov. 13
1. Florida State (10)
2. Oregon (1)
3. Iowa State (1)
4. Stanford
5. Arizona
6. Michigan
7. Washington
8. Providence
9. Penn State
10. Duke
11. Georgetown
12. Arkansas
13. Michigan State
14. Connecticut
15. Weber State
16. Cornell
17. New Mexico
18. Notre Dame
19. Texas
20. William & Mary
21. Oklahoma State
22. Villanova
23. Colorado
24. Vanderbilt
25. Minnesota
26. Butler
27. Toledo
28. Georgia
29. Boston College
30. Florida