Greensboro College women picked to finish 7th in USAS X-Country/GC men tabbed 4th

Posted by Andy Durham on August 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

The Greensboro College women’s cross country team has been picked to place seventh in the USA South Conference this year. Under second-year Head Coach Randy Tuggle, The Pride returns two student-athletes from last year’s team.

Christopher Newport University was picked in the preseason coaches’ poll to defend its USA South title in 2010. The Captains are the 12-time defending USA South champions and have won 14 of the 15 USA South Women’s Cross Country Championships ever held.

Christopher Newport received eight of ten first place votes (80 points) as head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting.

Shenandoah University finished second in the balloting with 74 points and the final two first place votes while Mary Baldwin College placed third with 62 points. Rounding out the top-five were Meredith College and Methodist University who collected 59 and 47 points, respectfully.

The GC women’s cross country season gets underway on Saturday, September 25 when The Pride is entered in the Greensboro College Cross Country Invitational at Hagan Stone Park.

2010 USA South Coaches Poll

Rank, Institution (1st Place Votes), Pts.
1.Christopher Newport (8) 80
2. Shenandoah (2) 74
3. Mary Baldwin 62
4. Meredith 59
5. Methodist 47
6. Peace 32
7. Greensboro 31
8. Averett 28
9. N.C. Wesleyan 20
10. Ferrum 17

The Greensboro College men’s cross country team has been picked to place fourth in the USA South Conference this year. Under second-year Head Coach Randy Tuggle, The Pride returns four student-athletes from last year’s team.

Christopher Newport University was picked in the preseason coaches’ poll to defend its USA South Athletic Conference men’s cross country title in 2010. The Captains are the 17-time defending USA South champions and have won 24 of the 25 USA South Men’s Cross Country Championships held since 1980.Christopher Newport received six of seven first place votes (36 points) as head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting.

Shenandoah University finished second in the balloting with 31 points and the final first place vote while Methodist University rounded out the top-three with 22 points. In fourth place, Greensboro College earned 21 points while Ferrum College, Averett University and first-year program N.C. Wesleyan, concluded the poll with 16, 14 and seven points, respectfully.

The GC men’s cross country season gets underway on Saturday, September 25 when The Pride competes in the Greensboro Cross Country Invitational at Hagan Stone Park.

2010 USA South Coaches Poll
Rank Institution (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. Christopher Newport (6) 36
2. Shenandoah (1) 31
3. Methodist 22
4. Greensboro 21
5. Ferrum 16
6. Averett 14
7. N.C. Wesleyan 7


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