Cross country ranked No. 1, No. 5 to begin season
The Grand Valley State University cross country program enters the 2013-2014 season as one of best in the nation, as the women’s team is ranked No. 1 in United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason rankings while the men’s team checks in at No. 5.
The women’s team takes the top spot in the rankings for the first time in program history after winning two of the last three NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships. The team returns six of its seven competitors from the national championship. After a fifth-place finish, the men’s team returns three of its scorers from the national event.
Each team will begin its season at Michigan State University on Friday in the 2013 Spartan Invitational.