Oct. 19, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s cross country team jumped in the national polls from No. 15 last week to No. 8 this week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday afternoon.
The women’s team, which finished first at Pre-Nationals last weekend, is still ranked the No. 3 squad in the country.
At No. 8 nationally, the men’s team matched its highest ranking ever at No. 8 with the ACC Championship looming next weekend. The only other time in program history that head coach Bob Braman’s squad was placed this highly in the rankings was in November of 2006.
The 1981 Seminoles finished eighth in the country, although there were no national cross country rankings at the time.
“We’re real excited to be back in the Top 10,” said Braman, whose team earned a third-place finish at Pre-Nationals. “Now the trick is to end up that high or higher at the National Championships. This certainly gives us some momentum heading into the ACC Championships.”
The league championships will take place on Oct. 30 in Franklin Park, Mass.