NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's cross country team jumped to third in the USTFCCCA cross country regional rankings on Monday, eclipsing their prior position of 13th. The Bulldogs leap-frogged other Ivy teams, such as Dartmouth and Cornell, as well as usual powerhouses like Boston College, Stony Brook and Connecticut. The ten-spot jump was the largest in the Northeast region this week. Only Providence and Syracuse are ranked higher than the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs gained recognition in the regional polls due to their sixth-place finish at the Paul Short Invitational on Friday, where they placed behind five teams that are nationally ranked. Yale outlasted Duke, which is also nationally-ranked. As the first Ivy team to cross the finish line, the Bulldogs are also poised to make their mark at Heps later this month.
The full release is available here. National rankings will be released tomorrow.
Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity