The University of La Verne women's cross country team is ranked among the Top 10 West Region squads in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Poll released on Wednesday.
La Verne is ranked #8 overall in the West Region after concluding the 2010 season ranked seventh regionally.
Last season, the Leopard women placed 12th overall at the 2010 West Region Championships in Salem, Oregon. This season, optimism is high with a strong recruiting class heading into the 2011 campaign.
The Leopards will open action on Saturday, September 3 at the Cal State Fullerton Invitational.