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Arizona cross country rises in the rankings

The UA women’s cross-country team has climbed to No. 12 in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association poll.

The team entered the season ranked No. 14, but after a strong third place performance at the George Kyte Classic in Flagstaff on Sept. 1, the team has moved up two spots in the polls. The George Kyte Classic has been the Wildcats’ only meet so far. Junior Melanie McGrath led the way for the women’s team, as she finished third in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17 minutes and 6 seconds. Stephanie Bulder, Erin Menefee, Hannah Moen and Molly Callahan finished 10th, 15th, 17th and 21st, respectively.

Head cross-country coach James Li said he believes this women’s team is capable of finishing with a rank in the top 10.

Last season the women’s team made it to nationals, but finished ranked No. 19.

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