Women's Cross Country Picked Fourth

Women’s Cross Country Picked Fourth


The Vanderbilt women’s cross country team was picked to finish fourth in the Southeastern Conference by a pre-season vote of league coaches Monday.

Vanderbilt was fifth at last fall’s SEC Championships, the second-best finish in program history.  Coach Jim Spivey’s team opens its schedule Friday afternoon at the Belmont Invitational.

Tennessee’s Lady Vols were voted to remain at the top of the SEC after winning the SEC title in 2003 and finishing 24th to lead the conference at the NCAA Championships. Tennessee received five first-place votes for 94 points. Arkansas received 90 points to finish second, with Georgia close behind with 85. Vanderbilt and Kentucky rounded out the top five voting with 78 and 62 points, respectively.

Points for the women’s poll was awarded on a 11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.
The 2004 Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas, will be held October 30.

2004 SEC Cross Country Coaches’ Poll
(First-Place Votes in Parentheses)

1. Tennessee (5) 94
2. Arkansas (3) 90
3. Georgia (2) 85
4. Vanderbilt 78
5. Kentucky  62
6. Auburn 58
6. Florida 58
8. Mississippi State 44
9. Alabama 41
10. South Carolina 21          
11. LSU 19
12. Ole Miss 11