New Mexico Men & Women Picked as Favorites to Win 2013 Mountain West Cross Country Titles

Thursday August 22, 2013

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The New Mexico men's and women's cross country teams were selected to win the 2013 Mountain West titles, respectively, in a vote by the league's coaches. The Lobo women have won five consecutive MW Cross Country Championships, while the men have won four straight.

In the men's poll, New Mexico received seven first-place votes and 49 total points, followed by Air Force, who received one first-place vote and collected 42 points. Boise State and Colorado State tied for third with 34 points, followed by MW newcomer Utah State with 24 points. Wyoming (20 points), Fresno State (13 points) and MW newcomer San José State (nine points) round out the men's poll.

On the women's side, New Mexico tallied 10 first-place votes for a total of 100 points to earn the top spot. Boise State garnered 85 points to edge out Colorado State, who received one first-place vote and earned 83 points, for second place in the poll. With 72 points, Air Force claims fourth place, followed by Utah State (63 points), Wyoming (57 points), Nevada (47 points), Fresno State (37 points), UNLV (23 points), San Diego State (20 points) and San José State (18 points).

The 2013 Mountain West Cross Country Championships will be hosted by the Air Force Academy at the Eisenhower Blue Course on Friday, Nov. 1.

 

2013 MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES' POLL

Rk. Team (1st place votes) Points
1. New Mexico (7) 49
2. Air Force (1) 42
3. Boise State 34
  Colorado State 34
5. Utah State 24
6. Wyoming 20
7. Fresno State 13
8. San José State 9

2013 MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES' POLL

Rk. Team (1st place votes) Points
1. New Mexico (10) 100
2. Boise State 85
3. Colorado State (1) 83
4. Air Force 72
5. Utah State 63
6. Wyoming 57
7. Nevada 47
8. Fresno State 37
9. UNLV 23
10. San Diego State 20
11. San José State 18