Men's and women's cross country enter the 2012 season ranked 10th and ninth in the West Region by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Led by returners Mimi Petersen, Jessica Meyer, and Evie Borchard, the Slugs look to build on their eighth place showing at last year's West Region championship. Other key returners include Jennifer Contreras and Nathalie Gomez. Freshmen Jamie West and Allie Devlin will also play key roles for the 2012 Slugs.
The Slug men enter the program's second season with their first top-10 ranking in the program's history. With one year of collegiate experience under their feet, Tyler Hoyt, Eddie Strnad, James Ruiz and Theron Carmichael lead the returning athletes. The men also expect incoming runners Dane Kreisman and James Cahill to contribute to the core of this year's team.