NEW ORLEANS - Florida Southern College men's cross country jumped one spot to fifth in the third week of the Cross Country South Region Rankings, released on Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Moccasins replaced Montevallo in the fifth spot after a fifth-place team finish at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 28. Lee (Tenn.) and Alabama-Huntsville remain in the top two spots in the South Region with Sunshine State Conference opponents Embry-Riddle and Saint Leo in third and fourth.
Junior Mason Jones was named the Sunshine State Conference Runner of the Week on Monday after finishing 11th individually in a field of 309 runners at the Roy Griak Invitational. His 8K time of 25:53.3 shaved 20 seconds off his time from the UF Mountain Dew Invite two weeks ago.
The Mocs will race again on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Royals Cross Country Challenge in Charlotte, N.C.
SOUTH REGION RANKINGS
1. Lee (Tenn.) - (LW: 1)
2. Alabama-Huntsville - (LW: 2)
3. Embry-Riddle - (LW: 3)
4. Saint Leo - (LW: 4)
5. Florida Southern +1 (LW:6)
6. Montevallo -1 (LW:5)
7. Union (Tenn.) +3 (LW: 10)
8. Mississippi College -1 (LW:7)
9. Tampa - (LW: 9)
10. Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) + (LW: NR)