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MSU Cross-Country Ranked Highly in Pre-Season Polls

Mustangs Top Region in USTFCCCA Preseason Rankings

Midwestern State opens the 2011 campaign as the favorite to claim its first NCAA Division II South Central championship as the Mustangs were ranked No. 1 in the 2011 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Preseason regional rankings released Wednesday morning.
 
MSU returns seven letter winners off of last season's Lone Star Conference champion which finished second in the regional meet and 17th in the NCAA Division II nationals.
 
Seniors Brissia Montalvo and Lindsey Pate return to lead the squad. Montalvo earned All-LSC honors a season ago, finishing as runner-up in last season's conference meet, while Pate has been a part of three league titleists earning all-region and freshman of the year accolades in 2008.
 
The team is also powered by a trio of talented sophomore harriers including 2010 top frosh Ashley Flores, Janel Campbell and Cara Mack, while juniors Melody Caldwell and Heather Owens bolster an outstanding group of returners.
 
Incoming freshman Kim and Michelle Krezonoski, Erin Willeford, Sara Cuba, Ashley Mims and Erin Dombkowski fill out MSU's talented core.
 
The Mustangs open the 2011 with the MSU Stampede on Sep. 1 at the Memorial Athletic Complex.

MSU Receives Highest National Ranking in Program History

Midwestern State begins the 2011 campaign with its highest national ranking in school history as the Mustangs are at No. 12 in the United Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Preseason Top 25.
 
MSU reached as high as 14th in last year's final regular season poll before placing 17th at the NCAA Division II Championships.
 
The three-time defending Lone Star Conference champions rank as one of four teams from the South Central Region receiving mention in the national poll which also includes No. 17 Missouri Southern, No. 18 Truman (Mo.) and No. 20 Harding (Ark.).
 
The Mustangs play host to two regular season events in 2011, including the MSU Stampede on Sep. 1 at the Memorial Athletic Complex and the Midwestern State Cross Country Carnival on Oct. 8 at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course.
 
Midwestern State hosts the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Championship on Nov. 5.
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