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Madeline Morgan
Women’s Cross Country Moves Up in National Rankings
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/31/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. - Following a second-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country Championships last weekend, the Duke women's cross country squad moved up one spot in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national rankings.

The Blue Devils, now ranked 10th in the nation, also maintained their position atop the USTFCCCA Southeast Region poll this week after turning in a strong performance at the ACC Championships Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. Led by senior Juliet Bottorff, Duke placed four runners within the top 20 and placed second overall behind only top-ranked Florida State for the program's best finish at the championship meet since the 2009 season. Bottorff and sophomore Kelsey Lakowske each earned All-ACC honors, finishing in third and sixth place, respectively.

The Duke men also competed at the ACC Championships last weekend, taking fifth in the conference. Senior Mike Moverman was the Blue Devils' top finisher, coming in ninth with a time of 24:02.9 to receive the first All-ACC accolades of his cross country career. Ranked 18th in the nation heading into the weekend, the squad dropped out of this week's national rankings and are currently listed seventh in the Southeast Region.

Both the men's and women's teams will send representatives to the Three Stripe Invitational Saturday, Nov. 3 in Cary, N.C. before traveling to Charlotte on Friday, Nov. 9 for the NCAA Southeast Regional.

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