Absence sometimes leads to greater appreciation. Or so it seems to the rankers at the USTFCCA. Although they didn't run last weekend, Hamline's men's cross country team moved up a notch to seventh place in the latest USTFCCA Central Region rankings. In the process, they inched a spot ahead of perennial power Nebraska Wesleyan, which has finished first (or tied for first) in four of the last five years in the region.
The Pipers are now just one slot behind St. John's in the current poll. St. Olaf continues to hold down the top spot. Carleton is ranked ninth in the same poll.
The men get back at it Friday, September 21 when they will compete in the Blue-Gold Meet at Eau Claire, Wis. The race is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.
To see all the USTFCCA rankings, click here.