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Henry Lelei earns second SEC weekly running honor

October 02, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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BIRMINGHAM - Texas A&M senior Henry Lelei earned a second SEC cross country Runner of the Week honor as announced by the conference office today. Lelei shared the men's honor with Luis Orta of Kentucky.

The SEC women's Runner of the Week is Kentucky's Cally McCumber while the two Freshman of the Week honors were awarded to Missouri's Tyler Scheider and Andrina Schlaepfer of Arkansas.

Lelei placed second amid a field of 163 runners at the Notre Dame Invitational this past weekend, running a time of 23 minutes, 36 seconds over a five-mile course in South Bend, Indiana. The effort by Lelei led the Aggies to a seventh-place finish among a field of 10 nationally-ranked teams. Last season Lelei placed eighth in the Notre Dame race with a time of 24:16.

The first SEC Runner of the Week honor for Lelei came two weeks ago after he won the Rice Invitational in Houston.

In the updated national rankings for this week, the Texas A&M men dropped just outside of the top 30 in the USTFCCCA Coaches poll. The Aggies were No. 14 in the nation prior to the Notre Dame meet, but now are among teams receiving votes.

A&M also slid down one spot in the South Central region rankings. The Aggie men are No. 3 behind Texas and Arkansas while the A&M women are No. 4 behind Arkansas, Texas and SMU.

The Aggies return to action with a trip to the Wisconsin Invitational on Friday, Oct. 12. The loaded field of 45 teams includes 21 men's squads, including No. 1 Wisconsin, who are currently among the top 30 and 17 women's squads who are ranked in the top 30.

USTFCCCA COACHES NATIONAL RANKINGS

MEN (teams in bold will be at Wisconsin Inv. on Oct. 12)

Rank

Institution (FPV)

Points

Region

Conference

 

1

Wisconsin (8)

352

Great Lakes

Big Ten

 

2

Oklahoma State (2)

347

Midwest

Big 12

 

3

BYU (2)

343

Mountain

West Coast

 

4

Oklahoma

315

Midwest

Big 12

 

5

Iona

301

Northeast

Metro Atlantic

 

5

Portland

301

West

West Coast

 

7

Colorado

286

Mountain

Pac-12

 

8

Stanford

263

West

Pac-12

 

9

Tulsa

258

Midwest

Conf. USA

 

10

Syracuse

242

Northeast

Big East

 

11

Princeton

235

Mid-Atlantic

Ivy

 

12

Villanova

212

Mid-Atlantic

Big East

 

13

Notre Dame

196

Great Lakes

Big East

 

14

Florida State

193

South

ACC

 

15

Oregon

184

West

Pac-12

 

16

Minnesota

156

Midwest

Big Ten

 

17

Columbia

148

Northeast

Ivy

 

18

Northern Arizona

147

Mountain

Big Sky

 

19

Arkansas

136

South Central

SEC

 

20

Georgetown

125

Mid-Atlantic

Big East

 

20

Eastern Kentucky

125

Southeast

Ohio Valley

 

22

Texas

124

South Central

Big 12

 

23

William and Mary

121

Southeast

Colonial

 

24

Michigan

68

Great Lakes

Big Ten

 

24

Georgia

68

South

SEC

 

26

Indiana

57

Great Lakes

Big Ten

 

27

UCLA

54

West

Pac-12

 

28

New Mexico

52

Mountain

Mountain West

 

29

Virginia

45

Southeast

ACC

 

30

Missouri

35

Midwest

SEC

 

Others Receiving Votes: Kansas 28, Texas A&M 27, NC State 13, Iowa State 7, Arizona 6, Dartmouth 3, Florida 3, Virginia Tech 2, Washington State 2.



WOMEN (teams in bold will be at Wisconsin Inv. on Oct. 12)

Rank

Institution (FPV)

Points

Region

Conference

1

Florida State (11)

359

South

ACC

2

Arizona

336

West

Pac-12

3

Washington

332

West

Pac-12

4

Oregon (1)

327

West

Pac-12

5

Iowa State

308

Midwest

Big 12

6

Georgetown

294

Mid-Atlantic

Big East

7

Stanford

275

West

Pac-12

8

Michigan

267

Great Lakes

Big Ten

9

Cornell

246

Northeast

Ivy

10

Michigan State

237

Great Lakes

Big Ten

11

Arkansas

229

South Central

SEC

12

Vanderbilt

202

South

SEC

13

Weber State

188

Mountain

Big Sky

14

Penn State

177

Mid-Atlantic

Big Ten

15

Toledo

168

Great Lakes

Mid-American

16

Notre Dame

163

Great Lakes

Big East

17

William and Mary

157

Southeast

Colonial

18

Colorado

153

Mountain

Pac-12

19

New Mexico

152

Mountain

Mountain West

20

San Francisco

142

West

West Coast

21

Boston College

137

Northeast

ACC

22

Oklahoma State

120

Midwest

Big 12

23

Columbia

105

Northeast

Ivy

24

Villanova

98

Mid-Atlantic

Big East

25

Butler

83

Great Lakes

Atlantic 10

26

NC State

74

Southeast

ACC

27

Minnesota

59

Midwest

Big Ten

28

Providence

58

Northeast

Big East

29

Wisconsin

29

Great Lakes

Big Ten

30

Yale

23

Northeast

Ivy

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