ISU men’s cross country team gains ground in rankings


Men’s cross country assistant coach Jeremy Sudbury discusses the importance of the Bulldog 4K Classic to the team’s developmental runners. The Bulldog 4K Classic took place Aug. 30, 2013, in Des Moines.

Kyle Heim

The ISU men’s cross country team cracked the top-30 in the week five U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

This week is the first since the week two rankings were released on Sep. 23 that the team has been ranked inside the top 30 by the U.S. Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

Assistant coach Jeremy Sudbury said the No. 30 ranking in the poll gives Iowa State extra momentum heading into the Big 12 Championships on Nov. 1.

“The biggest thing we can do is focus on our training, staying healthy at this point in the season, keeping our guys hungry and building on the momentum,” Sudbury said.

After the Big 12 Championships, the team will travel to Peoria, Illinois, to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional before ending their season at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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