The Liberty men's cross country team remains at No. 15 in the Southeast Region this week, as announced today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Most of this week's Southeast Region rankings remained unchanged, including Virginia staying at No. 1, Furman at No. 2 and North Carolina at No. 3.
Liberty opened the 2015 season at the low-key UVa Duals, Sept. 2 at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va. The Flames went 1-2, recording a 19-44 victory over Norfolk State and dropping matchups with Virginia (21-34) and Charlotte (22-33).
The first three Flames to finish at the UVa Duals were making their Liberty cross country debuts, including freshman Azaria Kirwa (second place), redshirt sophomore Luke Jelen (11th place) and freshman James Zentmeyer (12th place). Kirwa was named the Big South Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week as a result.
Liberty will return to Earlysville for its next competition, the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational on Sept. 26. The men's race will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the women's race at 10:45.
USTFCCCA Division I Southeast Region Men's Cross Country Rankings 1) Virginia 2) Furman 3) North Carolina 4) Eastern Kentucky 5) NC State 6) Virginia Tech 7) Louisville 8) Kentucky 9) High Point 10) Wake Forest 11) Duke 12) William & Mary 13) Appalachian State 14) George Mason 15) Liberty
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