Continuing the run of success that carried Emory
to second place in the Directors Cup standings for overall
athletics programs last year, all five fall sports were simultaneously
nationally ranked as of Oct. 2. Leading the way was the No. 3-ranked
mens soccer team, which catapulted into the Top 25 after upsetting
sixth-ranked Greensboro (N.C.). The ranking was the first for the
team since October 1999 and matches the previous high set in 1989.
The Eagles are off to a 90 start for the third time since
Emorys volleyball team is working on a string of six consecutive
years during which it has been nationally ranked in every poll,
and the team is on pace to do the same this year with a No. 10 ranking.
In the seasons first five weekends, the Eagles won two tournaments
and finished second in three others. Despite losing three All-Americans
from last year, the team was off to a 173 start.
Womens soccer is ranked No. 10 in the nation thanks to a 92
start. The Eagles opened the season with six consecutive winsall
shutouts, setting a school record. Both streaks ended at the hands
of Ohio Wesleyan, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, on Sept.
Cross Country (Women)
The return of All-American Angela Davie, the influx of three talented
newcomers and the improvement of returning veterans have boosted
the womens cross country team to a No. 16 ranking, its highest
since November 1998. Davie, a junior, beat 35 runners from NCAA
Div. I schools at the Georgia State University Invitational in mid-September
while improving her three-mile time by 23 seconds from the same
race a year earlier.
Cross Country (Men)
The veteran-laden mens cross country, ranked No. 23, is relying
on improvement from within this year. The team had eight runners
who competed in the Georgia State University meet this year and
last year. All ran faster this year. The average improvement among
the teams top five finishers at the GSU meet this year was
one minute and 20 seconds for the five-mile race, where the Eagles
finished second out of 10 teams.
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