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 at number three nationally in both the women's and men's poll for 21st year coach Mike Woods '69.
On the women's side, Geneseo claimed the #1 spot in the Atlantic Region poll before being picked third nationally. Senior All-American Marissa Liberati joins seniors Brigid Heenan, Danae Polsin and Emily Sullivan in leading the Blue Knights, who won the 2011 SUNYAC title, finished second at the regional meet and placed 12th at the NCAA Division III championships.
For the men, Geneseo ranks third nationally and first in the Atlantic regional poll to begin the 2012 campaign. Geneseo won the 2011 SUNYAC title, finished second at the regionals and posted a program-best fourth place performance at the Division III championship meet. Seniors Chris Carter, Tom Clark and Chris Mateer return to pace the harriers, whose challenge is to replace graduated All-Americans Lee Berube '12 and Eddie Novara '12.