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Furman Women Ranked 16th In USTFCCCA National Poll; Paladin Men Move Up To 20th

Furman Women Ranked 16th In USTFCCCA National Poll; Paladin Men Move Up To 20th

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's cross country team is ranked 16th in the week 6 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, while the Paladin men moved up three spots to 20th, according to the national rankings released Tuesday.  

The Paladin women won their sixth-straight Southern Conference Championship on Saturday.  Paladin junior Savannah Carnahan, who was honored with the SoCon Pinnacle Award for holding the highest GPA on the championship team, led Furman with a time of 17:21.81 on the 5K course.  She was joined on the All-SoCon first team by junior Emma Grace Hurley, who finished third at 17:40.21, and junior Gabbi Jennings, who tallied a fourth-place finish with a time of 17:45.34.  Junior Riley Burr also landed an All-SoCon first team citation with a seventh-place finish at 18:13.60.  

Sophomore Krissy Gear, who completed the Paladin slate of scorers, was honored with All-SoCon second team accolades after placing ninth at 18:15.27, along with freshman Emma Kuntz, who took tenth place and was the top rookie finisher at the meet with a time of 18:18.20.  Freshman Reilly Caldwell, who placed 12th at 18:20.70, and junior Jennifer Stephenson, who finished 14th at 18:29.26, also joined Gear and Kuntz on the All-SoCon second team, and Kuntz and Caldwell were both named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team.  Sophomore Emily Lane scored a 16th-place finish with a time of 18:39.35.

The Furman men, who also claimed their sixth-straight league title, were led by senior Aaron Templeton, who was honored as the SoCon Men's Runner of the Year for the second-consecutive year after winning the men's individual title with a time of 24:01.52 on the 8K course.  Junior Mason Coppi, who earned the SoCon Pinnacle Award, which is given to the athlete with the highest GPA on the championship winning team, placed fourth at 25:27.08, followed by junior Ryan Adams in fifth with a time of 25:27.63.  

Rookie Cameron Ponder captured SoCon Freshman of the Year accolades after posting a sixth-place finish, tops among all rookies, with a time of 25:35.94, and sophomore Daniel Bernal completed the Paladin scorers in seventh place at 25:36.50.  The Paladin top five all earned a spot on the All-SoCon first team, and Ponder was also named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team.

The Paladins placed two men on the All-SoCon second team, including sophomore Trenton Mandato, who finished eighth with a time of 25:38.83, and junior Jake Ogden, who claimed ninth place with a time of 25:50.09.  Sophomore Luke Meade posted a 17th-place finish with a time of 26:15.23, and sophomore Allen Clark was 26th at 26:59.36.

The Paladins will compete at the NCAA Southeast Region Championship in Rock Hill, N.C. on November 9.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Team Rankings

Week 6 - October 30

Rank School       Points Last Rank Region Conference

1 New Mexico 319.00 3 Mountain Mountain West

2 Oregon 312.00 4 West Pac-12

3 Boise State 308.00 2 West Mountain West

4 Colorado 305.00 1 Mountain Pac-12

5 Arkansas 288.00 5 South Central SEC

6 Stanford 270.00 6 West Pac-12

7 Michigan 267.00 7 Great Lakes Big Ten

8 Villanova 249.00 8 Mid-Atlantic Big East

9 BYU 237.00 9 Mountain WCC

10 Michigan State 227.00 14 Great Lakes Big Ten

11 NC State 208.00 12 Southeast ACC

11 Wisconsin 208.00 11 Great Lakes Big Ten

13 Penn State 180.00 13 Mid-Atlantic Big Ten

14 Indiana 174.00 10 Great Lakes Big Ten

15 Iowa State 173.00 17 Midwest Big 12

16 Furman 167.00 15 Southeast SoCon

17 Washington 164.00 16 West Pac-12

18 Notre Dame 145.00 18 Great Lakes ACC

19 Portland 125.00 19 West WCC

20 Columbia 117.00 20 Northeast Ivy League

21 Florida 111.00 NR South SEC

22 Southern Utah 86.00 23 Mountain Big Sky

23 Minnesota 80.00 21 Midwest Big Ten

23 Ole Miss 80.00 26 South SEC

25 Syracuse 72.00 25 Northeast ACC

26 Oklahoma State 65.00 999 Midwest Big 12

27 Dartmouth 30.00 999 Northeast Ivy League

28 Northern Arizona 25.00 28 Mountain Big Sky

29 Georgia 16.00 24 South SEC

30 Georgia Tech 15.00 22 South ACC

Others receiving votes:  UCLA (14), Florida State (13), Princeton (13), Texas (10), Air Force (9), Oregon State (9), Utah State (7), West Virginia (7), Yale (6), Cal Poly (3), Northwestern (1)

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Team Rankings

Week 6 - October 30

Rank School Points Last Rank Region Conference

1 Northern Arizona 329.00 1 Mountain Big Sky

2 BYU 320.00 2 Mountain WCC

3 Wisconsin 300.00 3 Great Lakes Big Ten

4 Portland 297.00 5 West WCC

5 Stanford 292.00 4 West Pac-12

6 Iowa State 273.00 6 Midwest Big 12

7 Washington 263.00 7 West Pac-12

8 Colorado 242.00 8 Mountain Pac-12

9 Boise State 233.00 8 West Mountain West

10 Notre Dame 228.00 15 Great Lakes ACC

11 Oregon 224.00 11 West Pac-12

12 Syracuse 219.00 10 Northeast ACC

13 Air Force 191.00 16 Mountain Mountain West

14 Colorado State 176.00 17 Mountain Mountain West

15 Purdue 166.00 18 Great Lakes Big Ten

16 Eastern Kentucky 163.00 19 Southeast OVC

17 Ole Miss 156.00 21 South SEC

18 Wyoming 152.00 13 Mountain Mountain West

19 Arkansas 126.00 20 South Central SEC

20 Furman 101.00 23 Southeast SoCon

21 Oklahoma State 97.00 23 Midwest Big 12

22 Washington State 93.00 29 West Pac-12

23 Indiana 83.00 22 Great Lakes Big Ten

24 UCLA 82.00 12 West Pac-12

25 Princeton 68.00 28 Mid-Atlantic Ivy League

26 NC State 52.00 NR Southeast ACC

27 Michigan 43.00 27 Great Lakes Big Ten

28 Gonzaga 31.00 26 West WCC

28 Virginia 31.00 14 Southeast ACC

30 Tennessee 17.00 NR South SEC

Others receiving votes:  Texas (14), Harvard (13), Michigan State (12), Georgetown (11), Southern Utah (7), Villanova (6), Weber State (2), Tulsa (1), Utah State (1)