The Weber State women’s cross country team is now ranked 13th in the nation in the latest national poll.
The ‘Cats came in 13th in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll released Tuesday. The 13th place is the highest national ranking in the history of the program.
Under the direction of coach Paul Pilkington, the Wildcats have had an outstanding season. In the three meets so far this season Weber State has won two and finished second in the other. WSU captured first place at the Utah State Invitational and BYU Autumn Classic and last week finished second at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn., finishing only behind Iowa State who is ranked fifth in the nation.
The Wildcats have been led by Amber Henry, the 2011 Big Sky Conference champion, who has paced WSU in all three meets this season, including finishing third at Saturday’s meet. Senior Sarah Callister has been WSU’s number two runner and took sixth last week at the Griak meet.
Weber State began the season ranked 19th in the preseason polls and moved up from 16th in last week’s poll. The ‘Cats are also ranked first in the Mountain Region poll. The ‘Cats will next be in action at the Wisconsin Invitational Oct. 12 in Madison, Wisc. That will be the final meet before the Big Sky championships which will be Oct. 27 in Flagstaff, Arizona.