BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo women's cross country team earned their highest regional ranking of the season on Monday, as announced by the USTFCCCA. The Bulls ranked 11th in the northeast region after being ranked no higher than 13th prior to this week.
The women moved up two spots in the polls this week after an impressive showing at the Penn State National Open this past weekend. The Bulls were able to collect an 11th place finish in the 17-team field on Saturday, a field that included multiple nationally ranked squads. Sophomore Stephanie Ward led the way once again as she notched a 17th place finish in 20:46 while Sylvia Russell had a strong showing, finishing in 28th place in 21:09. Four other Bulls, Morgan Mahoney (60th), Laura Libruk (81st), Charlotte Molloy (90th) and Rachel Barich (96th) collected top-100 times in the field of 177 racers on Saturday.
UB will have a week off to prepare for the 2017 MAC Cross Country Championships which will be held on October 28 at Miami (OH).