The North Dakota State women's cross country team climbed three spots to No. 9 in the Midwest region in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional team rankings released Monday.
The No. 9 ranking is NDSU's highest of the season. The Bison spent two weeks at No. 10 to open the year and have spent the past three weeks at No. 12.
North Dakota State is the lone Summit League team to appear in latest women's cross country poll.
NDSU claimed five of the top nine finishers at the UND Ron Pynn Invitational on Oct. 13, and just 52 seconds separated the first and fifth Bison runners on their way to the team title. Of the nine NDSU runners who had previously run a 5k this season, eight recorded season-best performances on Saturday.
The Bison will compete in The Summit League Championships on Oct. 27 in Rochester, Mich.
Rank School Conference
1 Iowa State Big 12
2 Oklahoma State Big 12
3 Minnesota Big Ten
4 Northwestern Big Ten
5 Illinois Big Ten
6 Tulsa Conf. USA
7 Iowa Big Ten
8 Wichita State Missouri Valley
9 North Dakota State Summit League
10 Illinois State Missouri Valley
11 Missouri SEC
12 Kansas State Big 12
13 Loyola-Chicago Horizon
14 Saint Louis A-10
15 Southern Illinois Missouri Valley