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Men's and women's cross country squads achieve preseason rankings

USTFCCCA Preseason National Rankings

USTFCCCA Preseason Regional Rankings

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Heading into the 2012 fall season, the University of Chicago men's and women's cross country teams are both regionally ranked by the USTFCCCA. The Chicago women's squad is also nationally ranked.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the national rankings on Wednesday. The Maroons begin the year with the women ranked No. 21 while the men are among the Others Receiving Votes at spot No. 38.

In the USTFCCCA regional polls that were released on Tuesday, the Chicago women are No. 3 in the Midwest Region and the Chicago men are No. 8 in their region.

The Maroons kickoff the year on Friday, August 31 at the Elmhurst College Invitational.