Laker women’s cross country ranked 1st Southeast Region
Morrow, GA – Fresh off capturing the program's first Peach Belt Conference Championship over the weekend, the Clayton State women's cross country team received more good news on Tuesday.
The Lakers are the No. 1-ranked team in the Southeast Region, heading into the regional championship meet on November 3 at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C. The Lakers moved up from the No. 2 position in the Southeast Region rankings released today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
"A great accomplishment for our women's program," said head coach Mike Mead. "This is the first time in program history we've been ranked No. 1 in the region. "The hard work this summer and during the season has paid off so far for our ladies."
King College from the Conference Carolinas moved up to No. 2 in the region from No. 4 last week. Mount Olive, also from Conference Caolinas, fell to No. 3 from the top spot, while Peach Belt rival Columbus State dropped to No. 4 from No. 3 last week.
The Southeast Region consists of 36 schools, from the Peach Belt, Conference Carolinas and South Atlantic Conferences. The top three teams at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships advance to the NCAA Division II National Championships later this fall.