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Liberty Men's XC Ranked No. 12 in SE Region

October 5, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Liberty men's cross country team is ranked No. 12 in the Southeast Region this week.

The Liberty men's cross country team is ranked No. 12 in the Southeast Region this week.

After placing third at Saturday's Upstate Invitational/Big South Preview, the Liberty men's cross country team is ranked No. 12 in the Southeast Region, as announced today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The top three teams in this week's poll hail from the ACC, including No. 1 Virginia, No. 2 NC State and No. 3 Louisville.

A season-high three Big South squads are included in this week's Southeast Region rankings, including No. 8 Campbell, No. 12 Liberty and No. 13 High Point.

Despite four of the Flames' top runners sitting out of Saturday's rain-soaked race in Spartanburg, S.C., Liberty placed third out of 13 men's teams. Sophomore Cameron Francis clocked a personal-best 8K time of 25:30.17 to finish as the race runner-up.

Three other Flames also placed inside the top 25, including Graham Hansel (10th place), Luke Jelen (19th place) and Sam Hibbs (25th place).

Liberty will now prepare for Pre-Nationals, set for Oct. 17 at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The first race of the day will begin at 9:30 a.m.

USTFCCCA Division I Southeast Region Men's Cross Country Rankings
1) Virginia
2) NC State
3) Louisville
4) Furman
5) Virginia Tech
6) Eastern Kentucky
7) Duke
8) Campbell
9) Kentucky
10) North Carolina
11) William & Mary
12) Liberty
13) High Point
14) George Mason
15) Clemson