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The Harrier Rankings
National and regional team rankings of the 2003 cross country season
List #3 - October 13
by Marc Bloom, editor, The Harrier

based on results through Oct 12 - next rankings Nov. 5.

Saratoga NY takes over #1 on girls list. The Woodlands TX boys retain #1 on the boys list, with Denver West CO moving up from 10th to 4th. All three were impressive at the Great American, and Saratoga followed that up with a record setting performance in the Girls Eastern States Championship at the Manhattan Invitational Saturday.
Girls - Former #1 Los Alamos NM has not travelled and had an unexpectedly narrow 9-point win in-state at the Albuquerque Academy Inv Sept 27. Newcomers in the top 10 are #4 Valparaiso IN, #8 Argyle NY, which ran second to Saratoga at both Great American and Manhattan, #9 College Park CA, and #10 Flathead MT. Sultana CA, Snohomish WA and Desert Vista AZ dropped out of the top 10.
Boys - There was less change in the boys list as #8 Roosevelt DesMoines IA is the only newcomer to the top 10 and Mead WA is the only team to fall out of the top 10.


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Super 25 National Rankings
2003 List #3 - October 13, 2003

1.The Woodlands TX
2.York Elmhurst, IL
3.Milford MI
4.Denver West CO
5.Columbus North IN
6.Mountain View Orem, UT
7.Shenendehowa NY
8.Roosevelt Des Moines, IA
9.Eisenhower Yakima, WA
10.Mainland Linwood, NJ

1.Saratoga Springs NY
2.Los Alamos NM
3.Smoky Hill Aurora, CO
4.Valparaiso IN
5.Clarkston MI
6.Rockford MI
7.West Plains MO
8.Argyle NY
9.College Park CA
10.Flathead MT

Northeast Region

1.Shenendehowa (NY)
2.Mainland (NJ)
3.Christian Bros (NJ)
4.Ridgewood (NJ)
5.Warwick Valley (NY)
1.Saratoga Spr (NY)
2.Argyle (NY)
3.Bay Shore (NY)
4.Hatboro-Horsh (PA)
5.Warwick Val (NY)

South Region

1.The Woodlands (TX)
2.Chiles (FL)
3.Kenny (FL)
4.Brookwood (GA)
5.Houston (TN)
1.Cedar Park
2.W. Albemarle (VA)
3.Kingwood (TX)
4.Sacred Heart (KY)
5.Carroll (TX)

Midwest Region

1.York (IL)
2.Milford (MI)
3.Denver W (CO)
4.Columbus No (IN)
5.Roosevelt (IA)
1.Smoky Hill (CO)
2.Valparaiso (IN)
3.Clarkston (MI)
4.Rockford (MI)
5.West Plains (MO)

West Region

1.Mt. View (UT)
2.Eisenhower (WA)
3.Don Lugo (CA)
4.Mead (WA)
5.Central Cath (OR)
1.Los Alamos (NM)
2.College Park (CA)
3.Flathead (MT)
4.Murrieta Val (CA)
5.Snohomish (WA)
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