Women's Cross Country Tabbed Fifth, Men Sixth in WCC Preseason Poll

Sept. 9, 2016

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With the thick of the LMU men's and women's cross country season approaching, the women's team was selected to finish fifth, while the men were tabbed sixth in the WCC Cross Country Preseason Poll as announced by the conference Friday.

Danielle Shanahan, who will be redshirting this season, was named to the All-WCC Preseason Team. The senior tabbed her third straight All-WCC Preseason Team selection and placed second overall at the WCC Championships a season ago.

The Lions opened their season last weekend at the Mark Covert Classic, where the men took home the team title for the second straight season, while the women finish third overall.

LMU will have a weekend off before resuming action at the WCC Preview on Saturday, Sept. 17.

2016 WCC Women's Cross Country Coaches Poll

Place Team (First Place Vote) Points
1. San Francisco (9) 81
2. BYU 70
3. Portland (1) 67
4. Gonzaga 57
5. Loyola Marymount 50
6. Santa Clara 33
6. Saint Mary's 33
8. San Diego 31
9. Pepperdine 15
10. Pacific 13

2016 All-WCC Women's Cross Country Preseason Team

Name Institution Yr.
Elena Burkard San Francisco Sr.
Alice Jensen BYU So.
Lauren LaRocco Portland Sr.
Jessica Mildes Gonzaga Sr.
Weronika Pyzik San Francisco So.
Danielle Shanahan Loyola Marymount Sr.
Natalie Shields-Connolly BYU Sr.
Yesenia Silva BYU Sr.
Charlotte Taylor San Francisco Sr.
Jordan Thurston Gonzaga Jr.

2016 WCC Men's Cross Country Coaches Poll

Place Team (First Place Vote) Points
1. BYU (8) 64
2. Portland 57
3. Gonzaga (1) 48
4. San Francisco 45
5. Saint Mary's 34
6. Loyola Marymount 28
7. Santa Clara 24
8. Pepperdine 12
8. San Diego 12

2016 All-WCC Men's Cross Country Preseason Team

Name Institution Yr.
Gabe Arias-Sheridan Saint Mary's Jr.
Mitchell Briggs BYU Sr.
Dallin Farnsworth BYU So.
Troy Fraley Gonzaga Sr.
Nick Hauger Portland So.
Connor McMillan BYU Jr.
Danny Martinez Portland Sr.
Nicholas Montanez BYU Sr.
Alex Short San Francisco Sr.
Dallin Taylor BYU So.




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