The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the preseason regional and national Division III polls and the SUNY Geneseo Blue Knights appeared in the top 10 nationally in both the women's and men's poll for 20th year coach Mike Woods '69.
On the women's side, Geneseo claimed the #1 spot in the Atlantic Region poll and was ranked #6 nationally. Junior All-American Marissa Liberati returns to lead the Blue Knights, who won the 2010 SUNYAC title, finished second to St. Lawrence at the regional meet and placed 12th at the NCAA Division III championships.
For the men, Geneseo ranked eighth nationally and second to St. Lawrence in the regional poll to begin the 2011 campaign. Geneseo won the 2010 Atlantic Region and SUNYAC titles before placing seventh at the Division III championship meet. Seniors Lee Berube and Eddie Novara return to pace the harriers after garnering All-America honors in 2010.