NEW ORLEANS, La. - The James Madison cross country team moved up one spot to 11th in the Southeast Region rankings it was announced today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Colonial Athletic Association foe William & Mary fell to the No. 2 spot in the Southeast this week, and Duke took the top ranking in the region. Fellow CAA member Delaware holds steady at the No. 11 slot in the Mid-Atlantic Region for the fourth straight week.
The Dukes are coming off a strong weekend of competition at both the Chili Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., and the William & Mary Tribe Open in Williamsburg, Va. JMU finished sixth out of 43 teams at the Chili Pepper Festival, led by top-20 finishes by seniors Katie Gorman (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) and Katie Harman (Clarksville, Md./River Hill). At the Tribe Open, junior Kelsey Seymour (Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria) finished 17th out of 69 runners in her first competitive race of the season.
Madison is off this weekend from competition before venturing back to Williamsburg, Va., for the CAA Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Dukes are looking to capture their third straight team title when they take the line for an 11 a.m. start.