Walker's Pace: Women Leap to No. 1
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
In a bit of a surprise, the Women of Oregon have leapt to No. 1 in the last USTFCCCA poll prior to next week's NCAA Championships.
The men also moved up, climbing one place to No. 13.
The women were the beneficiary of seaso-best performances in the steeplechase by Claire Michel and Lanie Thompson, in the 800 meters by Laura Roesler, in the 1,500 by Becca Friday, in the 5,000 by Bronwyn Crossman and by Jordan Roskelley in the pole vault. The Ducks just edged ahead of Texas A&M and Louisiana State. Arkansas was fourth and Oklahoma fifth.
Texas A&M continued to lead the men's poll, followed by Florida, Florida State, LSU and Texas Tech.