The men’s cross country team achieved a #2 national ranking in theU.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Top-25 poll in early October. The Orediggers were ranked third in the pre-season poll.
The Mines men placed third in the nation in 2009, marking the highest-ever finish for a Mines cross country team (men or women) at the NCAA championships.
In other cross country news, Ben Zywicki and Marie Patton earned RMAC Runner of the Week recognition during the 2010 season. Zywicki is a six-time All-American for the cross country and track & field programs, while Patton is a three-time All-American. The Mines men and women both earned All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for 2010.