The Case Western Reserve University women's cross country team made its initial appearance in the 2017 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll, debuting at 34th in the week six rankings, released by the organization on Wednesday.
The appearance in the national poll for the CWRU women follows the team's second-place finish at the Yellowjacket Invitational last weekend. The Spartans placed second at the meet (behind only 22nd-ranked Elizabethtown), with three runners finishing in the top-10 – fourth-place senior Danielle Kulpins, seventh-place sophomore Madeline Lindemann, and ninth-place junior Jennifer Hoffmann – and all five scorers in the top-15, including 12th-place sophomore Vanessa Pasadyn and 13th-place junior Isa Torres-Padin.
The CWRU women also rose to fourth in the latest Great Lakes Region rankings, the team's highest ranking in the poll this season, while the men checked in at sixth in the latest regional survey.
The Spartans will be back in action on Saturday, October 28th at the 2017 University Athletic Association Championships, hosted by New York University at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, New Jersey.