NEW ORLEANS — The United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association ranked the Sacramento State men's cross country team 12th in the preseason West Region poll, it was announced today.
Portland, of the West Coast Conference, earned the top spot in the rankings. The Pilots were followed by Stanford, UCLA, Oregon, California, Washington State, Arizona State and Arizona of the Pac-12 Conference.
Sacramento State was the only Big Sky school ranked among the top 15 in the West Region.
The Hornets return nearly every member from last season's team which finished fifth at the Big Sky Championships and will add senior Chris Romo, who redshirted a year ago. Last season, the team was led by either Reesey Byers, Cole Younger and Mark Frazier in all eight meets.
Sacramento State opens the season on Aug.31 at the Aggie Open in Davis, Calif.
USTFCCCA MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY WEST REGION
6. Washington State
7. Arizona State
9. Cal Poly
11. Boise State
12. SACRAMENTO STATE
13. UC Santa Barbara
14. Long Beach State
February 27, 2013 SACRAMENTO STATE AWARDED 2013 NCAA WEST REGIONAL
November 9, 2012 BYERS, REA END THE YEAR IN FRONT FOR CROSS COUNTRY
November 3, 2012 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES FIRST AT DOC ADAMS; MEN SECOND
October 27, 2012 MEN FIFTH, WOMEN EIGHTH AT BIG SKY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 13, 2012 BYERS, REA LEAD CROSS COUNTRY AT SANTA CLARA
October 5, 2012 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FALLS JUST SHORT AT NEVADA CHASE RACE
September 29, 2012 BYERS CONTNUES STREAK AT DELLINGER INVITATIONAL
September 21, 2012 BYERS LEADS MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY AT PAC-12 PREVIEW
September 21, 2012 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TRAVELS SOUTH FOR PAC-12 PREVIEW
September 14, 2012 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY CAPTURES TEAM TITLE IN SAN FRANCISCO
September 8, 2012 MEN WIN HORNET JAMBOREE, WOMEN FINISH THIRD
August 27, 2012 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RANKED 12TH IN PRESEASON WEST REGION POLL