THREE CACC CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS RANKED IN USTFCCCA PRESEASON POLL
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (August 25, 2011) – Three Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) cross country teams are ranked according to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Preseason Poll. Philadelphia University and Wilmington University are ranked in the women's East Region poll, while Felician College is included in the men's rankings.
Wilmington is ranked 10th in the women's East Region poll. The Lady Wildcats finished last season ranked 11th in the region and placed third at the CACC Championship. The squad will be led by All-CACC performers, Danielle Riley and Whitney Hora. Riley crossed in seventh place at last season's conference championship, with Hora close behind in ninth.
The Felician men claimed the 2010 CACC Championship, and earned a final regional ranking of No. 10 a year ago. Four All-Conference performers return from that squad: senior James Vander Wiele and juniors Rob Albano, Tim Kicha and Taylor Trumbetti. Albano, Vander Wiele and Trumbetti finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, at last year's conference championship. Felician has won eight CACC championships in its 11-year history.