The men’s and women’s track and field teams debuted in the top 10 of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association polls released Tuesday.
The women’s team starts the outdoor season at No. 3, two spots behind Angelo State, which holds the nation’s top seed.
The men’s team begins ranked No. 9 in the nation. St. Augustine’s, the 2009 champion, ranks No. 1 in the men’s poll.
Both teams will be in Lubbock on Saturday for the Texas Tech Invitational. The ‘Cats will battle NCAA Division I competition, including the Red Raiders, who are currently the No. 4 team in Division I, according to the USTFCCCA poll.