Cross Country - Wed, Sep. 15, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dakota State tallied 249 points and tied with Simon Fraser (B.C.) for No. 17 ranking in the first edition of the NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.  Malone (Ohio) tallied 19 first-place votes to land at No. 1.

The Trojans were ranked No. 15 in the NAIA Men's Preseason Cross Country Poll in August.

DSU men's cross country won their first meet of the season at the Dakota Wesleyan Invitational on Sept. 3.  The Trojans placed three runners in the top three and five runners in the top 10.

Dakota State will be hosting the DSU/Herb Blakely Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 18.  The meet will be held at the Madison Country Club with the women's race starting at 10:30 a.m., men's to follow at approximately 11:10 a.m.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.  The next poll of the 2010 season will be released on Sept. 22.

Rank Last Week School (1st Place Vote) Total Points
1 1 Malone (Ohio) (19) 620
2 2 Southern Oregon (3) 603
3 3 Shawnee State (Ohio) 579
4 4 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (Fla.) 565
5 5 British Columbia 516
6 6 Aquinas (Mich.) 501
7 12 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 476
T8 8 Concordia (Neb.) 469
T8 11 College of Idaho 469
10 RV The Master's College (Calif.) 428
11 9 Eastern Oregon 396
12 10 California State-San Marcos 394
13 7 Oklahoma Christian 369
14 16 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 336
15 NR Shorter (Ga.) 321
16 19 McKendree (Ill.) 263
T17 15 Dakota State (S.D.) 249
T17 13 Simon Fraser (B.C.) 249
19 21 Oklahoma Baptist 244
20 20 Lewis Clark State (Idaho) 243
21 14 Southwestern (Kan.) 232
22 17 Concordia (Ore.) 224
23 22 Cedarville (Ohio) 216
24 18 Westmont (Calif.) 210
25 23 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 156

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
  • Nov. 23 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Cross Country National Championships - No Team Score
  • Nov. 9 - Men's Cross Country @ North Star/Midlands Conferences Postseason Qualifying Meet - 2nd of 8
  • Oct. 26 - Men's Cross Country @ Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational - 9th of 13
  • Oct. 12 - Men's Cross Country @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational - 9th of 12
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