Ruston, St. Joseph top Louisiana high school cross country polls

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Ruston and St. Joseph Academy top the polls of the Louisiana High School Cross Country Coaches Association released Monday.

The Bearcats edged out Jesuit for the top spot in the boys rankings. Ruston got six first-place votes while the Blue Jays received four votes. Defending 5A state champion Catholic of Baton Rouge is a close third with Mandeville fourth and Zachary fifth. Brother Martin is seventh with Belle Chasse No. 10.

Defending 5A state champion St. Joseph is a unanimous choice for the top spot in the girls poll. The Redstickers received all 10 first-place votes. Ruston is second with Dominican third and Vandebilt Catholic fourth. Fontainebleau is fifth. Mandeville is tenth.

Boys Composite Poll
Rank Team Points

1 Ruston (6) 95
2 Jesuit (4) 89
3 Catholic-BR 84
4 Mandeville 66
5 Zachary 54
6 Teurlings Catholic 33
7 Brother Martin 31
8 St. Michael 27
9 Parkway 17
10 Belle Chasse 13

Others receiving votes: Episcopal, Holy Cross, Dunham, Parkview Baptist, E.D. White Catholic

Girls Composite Rankings
Rank Team Points

1 St. Joseph (10) 100
2 Ruston 71
3 Dominican 60
4 Vandebilt 57
5 Fontainebleau 45
6 E.D. White Catholic 34
7 Teurlings Catholic 25
8 Mount Carmel Academy 23
9 Episcopal-Acadiana 21
10 Mandeville 19

Others receiving votes: Christ Episcopal, Newman, St. Michael, Lafayette, Cedar Creek, Byrd, St. Scholastica, Dutchtown, Episcopal

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