The Lewis University men’s cross country team jumped to No. 15 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National rankings, the organization released on Wednesday (Oct. 3). In the Sept. 26 poll, the Flyers entered the national rankings at No. 34 for the first time since 2006.
“The reason we go to the bigger meets is to run head-to-head with the top teams in the region, and the nation,” Lewis head men’s cross country coach Dana Schwarting said. “This helps us to set our expectations later in the year, when we get into the GLVC meet, and the NCAA Regional meet.”
“We now know that we should be a top-20 team in the nation, and a top-5 team in the region.”
The Flyers are coming off a 17th-place finish at the 31-team 8K Greater Louisville Men's Cross Country Classic as junior Andrew McLain (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead) turned in a career-best time of 24:30.35.
The Lewis men’s cross country team next races in the Lucian Rosa Invite on Saturday (Oct. 6) at 11 AM in Kenosha, Wis.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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