Tigers Break Into National Rankings for First Time Since 2000

MUTIGERS.COM Senior Max Storms led the Tigers to a fourth place finish in Louisville on Saturday
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Senior Max Storms led the Tigers to a fourth place finish in Louisville on Saturday
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Oct. 2, 2012

Columbia, Mo. - For the first time since September 1, 2000, the Missouri Men have broken into the National Polls this week, garnering enough votes to earn a spot as No. 30 in the country.  Released Tuesday morning by the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association), the ranking came after an outstanding performance by the Tigers at Saturday's Greater Louisville Classic.  In a field of 31 teams, including three nationally-ranked and four fellow-SEC programs, the top five men ran to a 28-second spread, and a fourth place finish for the Tigers.  All fifteen of the men who competed in the Gold and Blue Races posted personal records.

"We try not to get caught up too much in rankings, but it's definitely nice for the program to be recognized," said second year Head Coach Joe Lynn. "Twelve years absent [from the rankings] is a long time.  We'll take it as a compliment and get back to work for these last seven weeks of the season."


 

 

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