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Blue Jays First in Mideast; Seventh in Nation

Jays Ranked First in Mideast and Seventh in the Nation
Aug. 31, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s cross country team earned another first-place ranking in the USTFCCA Mideast Regional Poll. Hopkins is also ranked seventh in the national poll, which matches its highest ranking in program history. The Blue Jays were ranked seventh in the 2014 preseason poll.

JHU tops the Mideast for the second time in team history, and improves on its third-place ranking in last year’s preseason poll. Centennial rival Haverford came in second, followed by Carnegie Mellon, Dickinson and York (Pa.). The Jays won the Mideast Regional Championship last season, defeating Haverford by one point.

In the national poll, Hopkins moves up one spot, as they concluded last season in eighth. Defending champion North Central (Ill.) topped the poll followed by SUNY Geneseo, UW-La Crosse, Williams and UW-Eau Claire. MIT came in sixth, just one point ahead of the Jays.

The team will open up the 2017 season at the Mustang Stampede on September 1 at 6:45 pm.

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