Women's Cross Country Jumps To 11th In West Region Poll
SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University's women's cross country team's victory in the West Coast Preview last Saturday caught the attention of the voters as the Bulldogs jumped three spots to 11th in this week's poll West Region poll as selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
But assistant coach Patty Ley is still taking a cautious approach to the success and ranking of this team.
"We were pretty excited, but we still have to prove it Nov. 9," Ley said of the NCAA West Regional in Seattle which is still nearly two months away. "Like I said before, it gives us confidence and it's nice to have the recognition.
But Ley is also aware Gonzaga is not the only West Coast Conference team in the mix.
"It's really nice to see so many WCC teams ranked," Ley said. "That's the biggest thing when you see a Loyola Marymount thirteenth, and of course San Francisco (fifth) and Portland (sixth) up there."
In addition, BYU remained fourth in the Mountain Region.
The next action for the Bulldogs will be Saturday at the Erik Anderson Invitational at Spokane's Plantes Ferry.