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Liberty Track Retains Regional Rankings

February 20, 2012
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Meghan Burggraf enters this weekend's Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships as the defending conference champion in the women's 800.

Despite taking a weekend off from competition, the Liberty men's and women's indoor track & field teams both remain within the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Regional Index. The Lady Flames are listed No. 12 in the Southeast Region again this week, while the Flames dropped one spot to No. 15.

As was the case last week, the Liberty men's team sits one position behind conference rival Charleston Southern, which checks in at No. 14 in the region.

Both the Flames and Lady Flames will attempt to defend their Big South indoor team titles this weekend, as the 2012 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships are contested in Blacksburg, Va. The two-day meet at Virginia Tech's Rector Field House will begin Friday at 10 a.m.

The Liberty men's indoor track & field team owns the longest string of consecutive conference titles in Big South Conference history, as the Flames have won this meet all 14 times it has been held. Meanwhile, the Lady Flames enter this weekend's meet in search of their third consecutive Big South title.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Regional Index (2012 Indoor, Week #5)
Men's Southeast Region

1) Virginia Tech
2) Virginia
3) North Carolina
4) Clemson
5) Norfolk State
6) George Mason
7) N.C. State
8) Duke
9) South Carolina
10) Kentucky
11) East Carolina
12) Charlotte
13) Western Kentucky
14) Charleston Southern
15) Liberty

Women's Southeast Region
1) Clemson
2) North Carolina
3) Louisville
4) Virginia Tech
5) Kentucky
6) East Carolina
7) Virginia
8) South Carolina
9) Duke
10) N.C. State
11) Hampton
12) Liberty
13) Eastern Kentucky
14) Charlotte
15) UNCG