St. Joseph’s, Ruston top Louisiana Cross Country Rankings

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In the first Louisiana Track and Field Coaches Association poll of the season, St. Joseph’s Academy and Ruston top the girls and boys rankings respectively.

The Redstickers are a solid No. 1 in the girls rankings, in unanimous fashion, with Mandeville second. Vandebilt Catholic is third with Dominican fourth and Ruston fifth. E.D. White Catholic is sixth with Mount Carmel Academy seventh, Episcopal eighth, Academy of the Sacred Heart of New Orleans ninth and St. Scholastica tenth.

Ruston sits atop the boys rankings with Catholic of Baton Rouge second. Mandeville is third with Jesuit fourth and Brother Martin fifth. E.D. White Catholic is sixth with St. Paul’s seventh. St. Michael is eighth with Holy Cross ninth and Teurlings Catholic tenth.

Here are your LFTCA rankings for Sept. 21:

Girls Composite Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 St. Joseph’s 100
2 Mandeville 77
3 Vandebilt Catholic 70
4 Dominican 64
5 Ruston 51
6 E.D. White Catholic 49
7 Mount Carmel Academy 38
8 Episcopal (BR) 22
9 Sacred Heart (NO) 17
10 St. Scholastica 16

Others receiving votes: St. Michael, Fontainebleau, Episcopal of Acadiana, St. Thomas More, St. Thomas Aquinas

Boys Composite Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 Ruston 99
2 Catholic (BR) 90
3 Mandeville 60
4 Jesuit 53
5 Brother Martin 50
6 E.D. White Catholic 45
7 St. Paul’s 31
8 St. Michael 28
9 Holy Cross 27
10 Teurlings Catholic 25

Others receiving votes: Belle Chasse, Episcopal (BR), Airline, Zachary, Benton, Dunham

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