Cowboys, Cowgirls X-Country Teams Headed to Utah for MW Championships Friday

Tracy Ringolsby

From the desk of Sean O'Sullivan/Wyoming Athletic Department

LARAMIE – The Wyoming men's team is picked to finish third and the women sixth in the Mountain West cross country championship, which will be held Friday in Logan, Utah.

The men’s 8-kilometer race is scheduled for 10 a.m., while the women’s 6-kilometer race is slated for 10:45 a.m.

The Cowboys were picked to tie for first in the midseason poll, but were defeated by a pair of MW teams at the Nuttycombe Invitational. Nationally ranked No. 18 Boise State picked up five first-place votes and 61 points to be selected first. No. 22 Utah State earned four first-place votes and 57 points to be selected second. 

The Cowboys earned 46.5 points in the poll for the third-place spot, while Air Force earned 46 points to be picked fourth. Colorado State and New Mexico earned 39.5 and 29 points to be picked fifth and sixth, respectively. San José State (22 points), Fresno State (12 points) and Nevada (11 points) rounded out the poll.

The Cowgirls were picked eighth in the midseason poll before they toppled four MW teams at the Bronco Invite. The 11-time defending MW champions, No. 11 New Mexico, is picked to win the championship with six first-place votes and 96 points. The No. 13 Boise State team was selected second with four first-place votes and 92 points, while No. 14 Air Force picked up a first-place vote and 82 votes for third. 

Utah State (71 points) was picked fourth, while Colorado State (65 points) and Wyoming (51 points) were picked fifth and sixth, respectively. San José State (48 points) was picked seventh, Nevada (41 points) was chosen eighth and San Diego State (24 points) was picked ninth. Rounding out the poll, UNLV (20 points) and Fresno State (15 points) were picked 10 and 11.

The men’s 8-kilometer race is scheduled for 10 a.m., while the women’s 6-kilometer race is slated for 10:45 a.m.

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