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Women's Cross Country - Tue, Aug. 22, 2017

August 21, 2017

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) was picked to finish fourth in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Women's Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office.  The preseason poll was voted by the league's head coaches.

The Trojans registered 16 points in the preseason poll.  Dickinson State (N.D.), winner of the last two North Star conference titles, was the league's favorite to win this year.  The Blue Hawks tallied five first-place votes with 35 points to finish first.

Jamestown (N.D.) picked up the final first-place vote with 31 points to finish second in the poll.  Viterbo (Wis.) was third with 19 points.  Waldorf (Iowa) edged Valley City State (N.D.) 13-12 for fifth-place.

Fifth-year head coach Anthony Drealan and his squad will open the 2017 season on Sept. 1.  The Trojan runners will compete in the annual Augustana (S.D.) 'Under the Lights' meet in Sioux Falls, S.D.

DSU runs in their home meet on Sept. 9, the annual Herb Blakely Invitational at the Madison Country Club.  The Trojans will hold their Parents' Day during DSU home football game on Sept. 16.

The North Star Women's Cross Country conference meet will be held in Jamestown, N.D. on Nov. 4.  The team winner of the conference meet will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championship meet in Vancouver, Wash. on Nov. 18.

Below is the complete list of the 2017 NSAA Women's Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll:

2017 North Star Athletic Association Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll

Rank

School (First-Place Votes in parenthesis)

Points

1

Dickinson State (N.D.) (5)

35

2

Jamestown (N.D.) (1)

31

3

Viterbo (Wis.)

19

4

Dakota State (S.D.)

16

5

Waldorf (Iowa)

13

6

Valley City State (N.D.)

12


Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director
 
 
 
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  • Sep. 9 - Women's Cross Country @ Herb Blakely Invitational - 4th of 4 - recap - results
  • Sep. 1 - Women's Cross Country @ Augustana (S.D.) Twilight Meet - 26th of 30 - recap - results
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