UMD women’s cross country No. 21 in poll, 1st national ranking since 2017

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It’s been a big week for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s cross country team.

On Wednesday they welcomed Karly Brautigam as their new head coach, then on Thursday the Bulldogs learned they earned a spot in the national ranks.

UMD landed 21st in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) week one poll.

Unranked in the preseason, a first place finish in the Twin Cities Twilight and Dan Conway meets launched them into the Top 25. This marks their first national ranking since 2017.

The Bulldogs also moved up three spots to number four in the Central Region standings. Up next for UMD will be the Roy Griak Invitiational on September 24th in Minneapolis.