Lady Braves Drop One Spot To Seventh In Rankings
NEW ORLEANS - The UNCP women's cross country team fell one spot to seventh in the latest USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) Southeast Regional Rankings announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Leading the region is Queens (N.C.) followed by King and Mount Olive in second and third. Previously unranked Peach Belt Conference opponent Montevallo grasped fourth in the region, followed by Anderson (S.C.), and Lenior-Rhyne in fifth and sixth. PBC opponent Augusta State follows the Lady Braves in eighth. Wingate and Lees-McRae round out the rankings in ninth and 10th, respectively.
The Lady Braves competed last week at the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic finishing ninth overall. Senior Livia Mahaffie finished first for UNCP in the 5k, while the rest of the Lady Braves followed.
UNCP will compete again on October 22 when it travels to Aiken, S.C., for the PBC Championships. The women's 6k race is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is the non-profit professional organization that represents men's and women's cross country and track & field coaches in the United States. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members, including 91 percent of NCAA coaches. USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.