– The Augusta State women's cross country squad has
been tabbed fourth in the NCAA Southeast Region's preseason poll,
according to a recent release from the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track &
Field and Cross Country Coaches Association).
The Lady Jaguars, who were picked to finish second in the Peach Belt Conference's preseason poll, are entering their seventh season under head coach Adam Ward. The Lady Jags return all but two letterwinners from last season's squad that posted five top-five finishes, including a victory in their season opener. ASU finished fifth at both the PBC Championships and NCAA Southeast Regional.
With the reinstatement of the men's cross country program, Ward's duties have expanded as well. The Jaguar men's team will be competing for the first time since 2002.
Both ASU squads open their season on Friday, Sept. 10 in a dual meet vs. Georgia College & State.
NCAA Southeast Region
Preseason Cross Country Poll
(as of Monday, August 23, 2010)
1. Columbus State
2. Queens (N.C.)
4. AUGUSTA STATE
5. Anderson (S.C.)
6. King College
8. Clayton State