Men's Cross Country Picked Second In SEC
Both the Alabama men's and women's teams are under new coach Dan Waters.
Arkansas was voted the preseason favorite on the men's side with 12 points and eight first-place votes. Alabama garnered the remaining three first-place votes and finished with 20 points. The Crimson Tide finished second at last season's SEC Championships after winning back-to-back titles. The 2011 edition of the team returns a pair of all-SEC runners in Carison Kemei and Joel Rop. Kemei and Rop also earned all-South region honors along with Moses Kiptoo to help UA win its fourth-straight NCAA South Region Championship en route to an 11th place showing at the NCAA Championships.
Two-time defending SEC Champion Florida was the narrow favorite on the women's side with six of the 12 first-place votes and 17 points. The Arkansas women followed closely with five first-place votes and 18 points. UA checked in at sixth with 66 points. Last season the Tide was sixth at the SEC Championships and returns a veteran-laden roster with seven upperclassmen including 2008 all-SEC honoree Kelsey Johnson.
Points for the men's poll were awarded on a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 basis while the women's poll was awarded on a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11 basis.
The 2011 SEC Cross Country Championships, hosted by the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., will be held Oct. 31. The Tide opens its 2011 campaign Sept. 3 in Athens, Ga., at the Georgia Invitational.
BamaMag Top Stories
Looking At SEC Hot SeatsAlabama Coach Nick Saban isn’t on hot seat, but he’s inspired some
BamaMagFriday at 2:04 PM
Coach Speak: What Armour-Davis brings 'BamaAlabama got monster news on the recruiting trail Friday with the commitment of cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis, who draws high praise from state champion coach Steve Mask.
BamaMagFriday at 12:31 PM
State's top defender Armour-Davis to AlabamaJalyn Armour-Davis had been back and fourth between Alabama, Auburn and Florida State this year but elected to go public between the three on Friday.
BamaMagFriday at 11:07 AM
'Bama Football Recruiting Q&A - 6/23Alabama has picked up a pair of commitments this month and plenty of top prospects will return to Tuscaloosa this summer. Some have made decisions to go elsewhere, to catch up on…
BamaMagFriday at 7:23 AM
In-state DL Cox camps at UA, meets SabanAlabama hosted its offensive line/defensive line camp last weekend and one of the top underclassmen in attendance was LeDarrius Cox, the in-state defender who spent time with Nick…
BamaMagThursday at 6:10 AM