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

August 21, 2017

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) edged Waldorf (Iowa) 26-25 to finish second in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office.  The preseason poll was voted by the league's head coaches.

Dickinson State (N.D.), who won the last two North Star conference titles, was the coaches' pick to win the league title.  The Blue Hawks collected four first-place votes with 33 points.

Waldorf and Valley City State (N.D.) each had a first-place vote in the preseason poll.  Jamestown (N.D.) was picked to finish fourth after scoring 17 points, followed by the Vikings fifth with 14 points.  Viterbo (Wis.) was predicted to finish last after recording 8 points.

Dakota State, under the guidance of fifth-year head coach Anthony Drealan, kicks off their 2017 season on Sept. 1 in Sioux Falls, S.D.  The Trojans will run in the Augustana (S.D.) 'Under the Lights' meet at Yankton Trails Park.

DSU runs in their home meet on Sept. 9 in the annual Herb Blakely Invitational at the Madison Country Club.  The Trojan cross country team will be holding their Parents' Night during DSU home football game on Sept. 16.

The North Star Athletic Association Cross Country Championships is scheduled to take place in Jamestown, N.D. on Nov. 4.  The team winner of the conference meet will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA Men's Cross Country Championship meet on Nov. 18 in Vancouver, Wash.

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

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

Rank

School (First-Place Votes in parenthesis)

Points

1

Dickinson State (N.D.) (4)

33

2

Dakota State (S.D.)

26

3

Waldorf (Iowa) (1)

25

4

Jamestown (N.D.)

17

5

Valley City State (N.D.) (1)

14

6

Viterbo (Wis.)

8


Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director
 
 
 
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