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Tarleton Sports Information

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Tarleton men's cross country team finished sixth in the final regional poll of the year that was released Tuesday, three days after placing sixth in the NCAA South Central Regional that was held in San Antonio this past weekend.

Abilene Christian, Missouri Southern State and Pittsburg State took the took the three spots with Southwest Baptist and Texas A&M-Commerce finishing just ahead of the Texans.  Ft. Hays State, Emporia State, Central Missouri and East Central rounded out the final rankings of the season.

The Texans will return more than half of the runners from this year's team that placed second overall in the Lone Star Conference Championships, losing just three seniors to graduation.