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, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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