Walker's Pace: Women Open Indoor Season at No. 1
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Oregon's two-time defending NCAA champion women's indoor track and field team was chosen No. 1 in the USTFCCCA 2012 preseason poll, which was released Tuesday. The men came in at No. 17.
The women are led by returning NCAA individual champions Jordan Hasay (mile, 3,000 meters) and Brianne Theisen (pentathlon), as well as a number of indoor All-Americans like Amber Purvis, Anne Kesselring, Becca Friday, Laura Roesler, Alex Kosinski, Chizoba Okodogbe and Phyllis Francis.
After Oregon, it was Louisiana State, Arkansas, Texas and Clemson. Florida was the top men's team, followed by Arkansas, LSU, Ohio State and Nebraska.
The teams open the 2012 season this Saturday at the Blue and Orange Opener in Nampa, Idaho (hosted by Boise State). A small group will head to Seattle for the UW Indoor Preview.