Men's Cross Country Vaults Into The Top 25

Sept. 27, 2005


After its impressive weekend at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, the University of Kansas men’s cross country team appeared in the Sept. 27 Mondo Cross Country Poll for the first time this season. The Jayhawks moved to No. 24 in the nation after not having previously appeared in the poll.

The men’s team beat three ranked teams on Saturday en route to an eighth place finish at the 20th annual Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis. Arizona State, Providence, and Butler, ranked 11th, 27th, and 17th at the time, respectively, all finished behind the Jayhawks. Kansas finished just three points behind then No. 25 Minnesota. BYU, then No. 5 in the nation, was the overall team winner.

In addition to its national ranking, Kansas also moved up from fourth to third in the Midwest regional poll.

The University of Wisconsin remained at the top of the poll for the third straight week.

The Jayhawks return to action on Oct. 15, when they will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for NCAA Pre-Nationals.