NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Augustana's cross country teams retained their top rankings in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association regional rankings released Tuesday.

The Viking men and women both are No. 1 in the Central Region, positions they were awarded in the preseason, and last week's first regular season poll.

Other Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference teams appearing in the rankings are the Minnesota State men at No. 3, and women's teams from U-Mary (2), Minnesota State (5), Minnesota Duluth (8) and Winona State (10).

Coach Tracy Hellman's Vikings' next competition is the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 29 in St. Paul, Minn. Both the men's 8,000-meter race and the women's 6,000-meter race will be held at the University of Minnesota's Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Both the men and women will be competing in Gold Division I races, the men starting at 12:20 p.m. and the women at 1:10.

Courtesy:  Augustana College