NEW ORLEANS -- Both Lynchburg's men's and women's cross country teams received nods of approval from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association prior to the 2017 season, earning spots in the USTFCCCA's preseason regional rankings.
Lynchburg's men are ranked ninth in the South/Southeast Region, while the women's team will begin the campaign ranked No. 10 regionally.
Combining strong upperclass leadership with a young core, both teams look to make a splash on the regional level in 2017.
That journey will start Friday, Sept. 1 with a trip to the Covered Bridge Invite in Boone, N.C.