Cavalier Harriers Move Up to 11th Nationally
Nov. 6, 2002
The University of Virginia women’s cross country team moved up five spots in the latest Mondo National Cross Country Poll, earning a #11 ranking, the highest for the squad since the title years of 1981-82. In 2002 the Cavaliers have a pair of seventh-place finishes at the Great American Cross Country Festival and the Pre-NCAA meet. In both races, the Cavaliers upset teams in the top-ten. At the ACC Championships last week, Virginia finished in third behind #4 Wake Forest and #6 NC State, who tied for the team title. First year Kara Scanlin was the first Cavalier across the line, coming across in 7th place, while Jane Maxwell also earned all-ACC honors with her 10th place finish. Virginia is also led by fourth-year NCAA track qualifiers Dawn Cleary and Melanie Matthews, both of whom competed at the NCAA Championships in 2002.