49ers Fourth in Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 08/22/2012
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Charlotte, NC- The Charlotte women's cross country team was picked fourth in the 2012 Atlantic 10 preseason poll, according to the preseason ranking conducted by the league's 16 head coaches.

The 49ers finished third in the A-10 last year with  Hana Sutchar  earning a spot on the All-Conference team. Sutchar finished 14th overall with a time of 17.55.5.

For the second consecutive season, La Salle is predicted to win the 2012 A-10 Championship title. La Salle, the reigning 2011 A-10 champion returns two top ten finishers.

Dayton was picked to finish second, while Richmond was predicted to take the third place spot. Butler received the fifth place prediction, followed by Saint Joseph's, Duquesne, Xavier, Saint Louis, Fordham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, VCU, Temple, George Washington, and St. Bonaventure.

On the men's side, the 49ers were picked to finish 10th in the A-10. Charlotte finished ninth at the A-10 Championship last season.

For the third straight season, the La Salle Men's cross country team was picked to finish first in the A-10. The Explorers also took the conference title last season.

Butler landed the second spot, followed by St. Joseph's in third. Duquesne and Dayton were picked fourth and fifth respectively, followed by Richmond, Massachusetts, Fordham, Xavier, Charlotte, Temple, Saint Louis, VCU, Rhode Island, George Washington, and St. Bonaventure.

The 2012 A-10 Men's and Women's Cross Country Championship will be hosted by Temple at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia, Pa. on Oct. 27.

  

2012 A-10 Women's Cross Country Predicted Order of Finish

(2011 Conference Championship Finish)

1. La Salle (1st)

2. Dayton (2nd)

3. Richmond (4th)

4. Charlotte (3rd)

5. Butler (Horizon League 1st out of 10)

6. Saint Joseph's (5th)

7. Duquesne (6th)

8. Xavier (7th)

9. Saint Louis (8th)

10. Fordham (11th)

11. Massachusetts (10th)

12. Rhode Island (9th)

13. VCU (CAA 5th out of 7)

14. Temple (12th)

15. George Washington (13th)

16. St. Bonaventure (14th)

 

 

2012 A-10 Men's Cross Country Predicted Order of Finish

(2011 Conference Championship Finish)

1. La Salle (1st)

2. Butler (Horizon League 1st out of 10)

3. Saint Joseph's (3rd)

4. Duquesne (2nd)

5. Dayton (4th)

6. Richmond (7th)

7. Massachusetts (5th)

8. Fordham (6th)

9. Xavier (8th)

10. Charlotte (9th)

11. Temple (10th)

12. Saint Louis (11th)

13. VCU (CAA 5th out of 7)

14. Rhode Island (12th)

15. George Washington (13th)

16. St. Bonaventure (14th)


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