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Liberty Men's XC Ranked No. 10 Regionally
The Liberty men's cross country team remains in the top 10 of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region poll, following a weekend off from competition. The Flames check in at the No. 10 spot this week.
For the first time this year, the poll saw a new No. 1 team, as Duke unseated ACC rival N.C. State for the top position. The Wolfpack dropped to No. 2, followed by Virginia and William & Mary.
Liberty will race its full lineup for the first time this season at Friday's Brooks Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa. The meet will feature the 2010 season debut of defending NCAA national champion Sam Chelanga, at a place where he owns the 8K course record, 23:05.
The Flames will line up in the men's college gold 8K race at 11 a.m., where they will be part of a deep field including 27 Division I regionally-ranked teams. The list of Liberty's competitors features four other regionally-ranked squads from this week's Southeast Region poll—No. 3 Virginia, No. 4 William & Mary, No. 12 High Point and No. 13 Applachian State.
USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Southeast Region Cross Country Rankings
2) N.C. State
4) William & Mary
5) North Carolina
6) Eastern Kentucky
8) Norfolk State
9) Virginia Tech
12) High Point
13) Appalachian State