The men of Princeton — coached by Steve Dolan — have been picked 11th nationally by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for this coming cross country season. After winning the Heps’ title last fall, the Tigers finished 12th at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.
A pair of All-Americans — Donn Cabral and Brian Leung — are back along with veterans Max Kaulbach and Joe Stilin and sophomore Alejandro Arroyo Yamin. A talented group of incoming freshmen — led by standout Eddie Owens — will bolster the Tigers’ pursuit this fall.
Princeton was also the top selection in the Mid-Atlantic Region, ahead of Villanova and Georgetown. Dartmouth — picked fourth in the Northeast behind Iona, Syracuse and Providence — was the only other Heps’ men’s team in the rankings (30th).
On the women’s side, Princeton was ranked 22nd nationally and fourth in the mighty Mid-Atlantic Region behind Georgetown, Villanova and Penn State. The Columbia women earned a great deal of respect, getting 43 votes in the national poll and picked third in the Northeast behind Providence and Boston College.
The regional rankings:
Men — 1. Princeton; 2. Villanova; 3. Georgetown; 6. Penn.
Women — 1. Georgetown; 2. Villanova; 3. Penn State; 4. Princeton; 7. Penn.
Men — 1. Iona; 2. Syracuse; 3. Providence; 4. Dartmouth; 5. Columbia; 7. Harvard; 11. Brown; 12. Yale; 13. Cornell.
Women — 1. Providence; 2. Boston College; 3. Columbia; 6. Cornell; 7. Brown; 8. Dartmouth; 12. Harvard; 13. Yale.