Women's Indoor Track Ranked Seventh In Pre-Championship Poll

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's indoor track team was chosen to finish seventh in the Pre-Championship Poll as announced by the Northeast Conference on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Despite a first-place finish in the Distance Medley Relay at last season's NEC Championships, the Bobcats placed seventh at the championship meet.

Long Island, who won the 2010 NEC Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship, was picked to finish first in the poll with seven first-place votes, while Monmouth was slated to finish in second place for the second-straight year, receiving five first-place votes.

Sacred Heart was the coaches' third choice, while Mount St. Mary's and Saint Francis (Pa.) were slotted fourth and fifth, respectively. Robert Morris followed in sixth, while Fairleigh Dickinson and Wagner were selected to finish in eighth and ninth place, respectively.

Bryant was picked to finish in 10th place, while Central Connecticut State and St. Francis (N.Y.) rounded out the poll.

The 2011 NEC Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place on Feb. 12 and 13 at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.