SAU women ranked to start cross country season

Posted Online: Sept. 01, 2014, 5:34 pm
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When the St. Ambrose women's cross country team opens the season on Friday, it will have an even larger target on its back. The Queen Bees are ranked 19th in the NAIA preseason coaches poll, coming off back-to-back Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships and Top 25 finishes at NAIA Nationals.

The ranking marks the highest the Queen Bees have ever been ranked, coming in ahead of the 22nd place ranking in the postseason poll following the 2012 season.

SAU returns its entire top 7 from the team that broke school records for team time in race distances of 4K, 5K and 6K a year ago. The Queen Bees also return grad student Becca Wilder (Grad., Davenport Central) who broke the school record for 5K last season and sophomore Nicole Woodall (So., Midland/Henry Senachwine) who broke the freshman record for 5K a year ago.

It's the third time in team history the Queen Bees have cracked the Top 25.


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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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