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Blue Dragon Women are No. 6 in Latest CC Rankings

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By Hutchinson CC Sports Information

 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Coming off a tie-breaking win in the Missouri Southern Stampede last Friday, the Hutchinson Community College women’s cross country team fell one spot to No. 6 in the latest USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I national rankings on Wednesday.

The Blue Dragon women have been ranked in the Top 10 for seven-consecutive polls, which is the second-longest run in the Top 10 since 2002.

Last Friday, Hutchinson and Butler tied for the Missouri Southern Stampede college division team title. The Blue Dragons were declared the team winner based on new team tie-breaking rules for 2023 where each teams’ Top 5 runners are compared in terms of their finish. Hutchinson had its Nos. 3, 4 and 5 runners finish ahead of Butler’s, which gave the Dragons the team title.

The Missouri Southern Stampede was Hutchinson’s first 5,000-meter race of the season. Next up for the Blue Dragons is the Chili Pepper Festival on Sept. 29 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Jayhawk Conference continues to be well represented in the national rankings with five teams in the Top 10.

Colby is No. 2 this week, up nine spots from the last poll. The Blue Dragons are No. 6, Butler No. 7, Dodge City No. 8 and Cloud County is No. 10. Highland is 21st this week and Barton is No. 22.

The next women’s rankings come up in two weeks on Oct. 4.

USTFCCCA NJCAA DIV. I WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS

PointsLast Poll
1. Salt Lake (7)
2. Colby
3. New Mexico Junior College
4. Iowa Western (1)
5. College of Southern Idaho
6. Hutchinson
7. Butler
8. Dodge City
9. Central Arizona
10. Cloud County
11. Trinidad State
12. Iowa Central
13. North Central Texas
14. Monroe College
15. Eastern Florida State
16. Pima
17. Indian Hills
18. Crowder
19. El Paso
20. Southern Nevada
21. Highland
22. Barton
23. Amarillo
24. Jacksonville
24. Seminole State
24. Vincennes University
157
147
143
138
132
118
111
107
90
83
71
64
63
48
43
38
34
28
26
13
12
5
3
2
2
2
1
11
2
4
3
5
6
10
15
8
12
9
14
12
18
16
24
17
7
22
24
23
20
21
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NR
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