Hokies Roll Hot In Preseason Track Poll

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Hokies Roll Hot In Preseason Track Poll

Virginia Tech has a strong out of the gate showing in the 2018 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track and Field Rankings. The Hokies men and women are projected to  be among the top 20 teams in the country.

Among ACC teams only Florida State is ahead of Virginia Tech on the women’s side and it’s by just one position.

In polling for the men, the Hokies are joined by Virginia and Notre Dame joins the Seminoles as the third team from the conference along with Virginia Tech’s women.

Oregon comes in at the top spot on the men’s side in the preseason polling while Arkansas is selected as the top women’s team in the country.

Much like most sports at this level, track and field rarely takes “down time” so the transition from cross country to indoor to outdoor is often seamless. Thus is the case for collegiate performers who recently concluded the indoor season with the NCAA Championships.

Want to know how teams will fair in the next phase? Take a look at the USTFCCCA All American list below and follow those individual performers as they head into ACC Outdoor Track and Field competition.


Hokies Roll Hot In Preseason Track Poll


USTFCCCA Preseason Top 25 (Men and Women)

RANK (MEN) TEAM RANK (WOMEN) TEAM
#12 Virginia Tech #19 Florida State
#20 Virginia #20 Virginia Tech
#24 Notre Dame

The sole performer from the ACC making the Bowerman Watch list,  post indoor track and field season, is Justyn Knight of Syracuse. Knight has also been named to the All American list. The senior runner had a multi-gold performance in the the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

USTFCCCA Indoor Track & Field All Americans (ACC)

Men

  • John Lewis, Clemson
  • Trey Cunningham, Florida State
  • Austin Droogsma, Florida State
  • Andre Ewers, Florida State
  • Kenneth Fisher, Florida State
  • Javen Reeves, Louisville
  • Josh Davis, NC State
  • Edward Cheatham, Notre Dame
  • Jacob Dumford, Notre Dame
  • Yared Nuguse, Notre Dame
  • Elijah Silva, Notre Dame
  • Justyn Knight, Syracuse
  • Gregory Chiles, Virginia Tech
  • Vincent Ciattei, Virginia Tech
  • Neil Gourley, Virginia Tech
  • Patrick Joseph, Virginia Tech
  • Deakin Volz, Virginia Tech
  • Robert Heppenstall, Wake Forest

Women

  • Madison Heath, Duke
  • Gleneve Grange, Florida State
  • Cortney Jones, Florida State
  • Ka’Tia Seymour, Florida State
  • Emmonnie Henderson, Louisville
  • Michelle Atherley, Miami
  • Elly Henes, NC State
  • Nicole Greene, North Carolina
  • Jessica Harris, Notre Dame
  • Paige Stoner, Syracuse
  • Laurie Barton, Virginia Tech
  • Courtney Blanden, Virginia Tech
  • Sarah Edwards, Virginia Tech
  • Lisa Gunnarsson, Virginia Tech
  • Katie Kennedy, Virginia Tech
  • Rachel Procratsky, Virginia Tech


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