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Date: August 22, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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W&L CROSS COUNTRY SQUADS TABBED FOR SECOND IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
Both Teams Return Solid Nucleus of Runners


Senior Andy Schorr

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) preseason cross country poll was released Friday morning, with Washington and Lee ranked second in both men's and women's competition.

The W&L men's team was narrowly edged in the standings by four-time defending champion Lynchburg. On the women's side, the Generals are tabbed for second behind defending champion Roanoke.

Both General squads finished the 2002 conference campaign in second-place. The W&L women last earned the title in 2000, while the men haven't worn the conference crown since 1997.

Washington and Lee begins cross country competition on Saturday, September 13 when the Generals host the W&L Invitational. Running begins at 10:30 a.m.

ODAC Cross Country Coaches' Polls

Men's Poll


1. Lynchburg - 9
2. Washington and Lee - 10
3. Roanoke - 17
4. Bridgewater - 26
5. Eastern Mennonite - 28
6. Hampden-Sydney - 37
7. Virginia Wesleyan - 41
8. Emory & Henry -48

Women's Poll


1. Roanoke - 5
2. Washington and Lee - 10
3. Eastern Mennonite - 16
t4. Bridgewater - 22
t4. Lynchburg - 22
6. Virginia Wesleyan - 33
7. Emory & Henry - 34
8. Hollins - 38

-- GENERALS --


Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Phone: 540-458-8676