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Men's Cross Country - Mon, Aug. 22, 2016

August 22, 2016

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) collected 17 points to finish fourth in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll, the conference office announced Monday. 

Waldorf (Iowa) atop the preseason poll after recording 32 points with a pair of first-place votes.  Dickinson State (N.D.) picked up the final four first-place votes with 30 points to finish second.  Jamestown (N.D.) was third with 21 points.

Viterbo (Wis.) edged out Valley City State (N.D.) 14-12 to finish fifth in the coaches' preseason poll.  The preseason poll was voted by the league's head coaches.

Fourth-year head coach Anthony Drealan and his squad will kick off their 2016 season on Sept. 2 as they compete in the Augustana (S.D.) Twilight meet.  The meet is slated to take place at the Yankton Trails Park in Sioux Falls.

The Trojans return home on Sept. 10 as they host the Herb Blakely Invitational at the Madison Country Club.

The North Star Athletic Association Cross Country Championships is scheduled to take place in Dickinson, N.D. on Nov. 5.  The team winner of the conference meet will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA Men's Cross Country Championship meet on Nov. 19 in Charlotte, N.C.

Below is the complete list of the 2016 NSAA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll:

2016 North Star Athletic Association Men's Cross Country Preseason Poll

Rank

School (First-Place Votes in parenthesis)

Points

1

Waldorf (Iowa) (2)

32

2

Dickinson State (N.D.) (4)

30

3

Jamestown (N.D.)

21

4

Dakota State (S.D.)

17

5

Viterbo (Wis.)

14

6

Valley City State (N.D.)

12


Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director
 
 
 
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