Men's XC No. 8
Oct. 30, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma men's cross country team remained in the top-10 at No.8 nationally, with 277 points, in the latest poll released by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) the New Orleans, La., based office announced Tuesday.
Bedlam rival Oklahoma State tops the latest poll with 356 points for the No. 1 spot. Oklahoma State is followed by Colorado (350), Stanford (322), and Iona (318), who round out the second through fourth-ranked spots, respectively.
Fellow Big 12 competitor Texas moves up two spots from the last poll to finalize the top-five with 297 points.
The Sooner men faced two of the top-five teams last weekend at the 2012 Big 12 Cross Country Championships, as they finished third behind champion Oklahoma State, and runner up Texas.
Despite the drop in the national poll, the men's squad maintained its second-place rank in the Midwest region behind in-state foe, and fellow Big 12 member Oklahoma State.
Last weekend in Austin, four members of the Sooners squad took home Big 12 honors after redshirt senior Patrick Casey finished fifth, a team-best effort, in 4:01.4. He was followed by a trio of fellow redshirt seniors in Kevin Williams (24:10.6), Bill Kogel (24:14.1) and Riley Masters (24:20.6) who crossed the line 11th, 12th and 15th, respectively.
The Sooners will enjoy the next two weeks without competition in preparation for the NCAA Midwest Regional on November 9, in Springfield, Mo.
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