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Women's XC Ranked No. 14 in Southeast
The Liberty women's cross country team is listed No. 14 in the Southeast Region, as announced today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Head coach Brant Tolsma's Lady Flames remain the lone Big South Conference squad to appear in this week's Southeast Region women's rankings. ACC teams own the top five positions in the Southeast Region, topped by No. 1 Duke and No. 2 North Carolina.
Liberty competed in its first team-scored race of the season Saturday morning, at the Coastal Carolina Invitational/Big South Preview in Conway, S.C. The Lady Flames finished fifth out of nine teams with 109 points.
Making her 2011 season debut, redshirt junior Jennifer Klugh picked up where she left off a year ago. The defending Big South women's cross country individual champion placed fourth overall and first among conference runners.
Two other Liberty juniors also placed in the top 30 of Saturday's race, as Khristina Kanagy placed 17th and Betel Yosef was 28th.
Liberty will have a weekend off from competition, before the Flames and Lady Flames return to action at the Charlotte Invitational on Sept. 30. The women's 5K race at McAlpine Park will begin at 4 p.m., with the men's 8K to follow at 4:30.
USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Southeast Region Women's Cross Country Rankings
2) North Carolina
4) N.C. State
6) James Madison
7) Virginia Tech
9) Wake Forest
11) William & Mary
15) Western Kentucky