Cross Country - Tue, Sep. 16, 2008

(Madison, SD) - In the second weekly NAIA Conference Cross Country rankings, Dakota State women have moved up from fifth to third place as the men remained third since the preseason rankings.

The women's team was fifth in the preseason rankings and the first conference rankings of the season.  In the most recent meet at the Northern State/Roe Granger Invitational, the women's team placed in a tie for fifth.  The invitational featured schools from NCAA Division II including Minnesota State-Moorhead, University of Mary, Northern State and NCAA Division I University of North Dakota. 

Similar to women's team, the men's team placed fifth at the Northern State/Roe Granger Invitational.  The men's team remained third in the latest conference weekly rankings.

Under the new qualification plan to qualify for the NAIA National Championship, the weekly conference rankings are used to determine the national rankings.

Dakota State will have a week off before returning for their home meet on Saturday, September 27th as part of the Trojan Homecoming Day festivities.  The Dakota State/Herb Blakely Invitational will be expecting over ten teams gathering at the Madison Country Club.  The women's race will begin at approximately 10:30 am with the men's race to follow.

DAC Women's Cross Country
Conference Weekly Rankings #2
Ranking Team Last Week
1 Black Hills State 1
2 Jamestown 3
3 Dakota State 5
4 Minot State 4
5 Dickinson State 3
6 SD School of Mines  
DAC Men's Cross Country
Conference Weekly Rankings #2
Ranking Team Last Week
1 Black Hills State 1
2 Dickinson State 2
3 Dakota State 3
4 SD School of Mines 4
5 Minot State 6
6 Jamestown 5
  • Nov. 5 - Men's Cross Country @ North Star Athletic Association Cross Country Championship - 3rd of 6 - recap - results
  • Oct. 22 - Men's Cross Country @ Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational - 6th of 11 - recap - results
  • Oct. 8 - Men's Cross Country @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational - 11th of 14 - recap - results
  • Sep. 24 - Men's Cross Country @ Roy Griak Invitational (University of Minnesota) - 37th of 40 - recap - results
  • Sep. 10 - Men's Cross Country @ Herb Blakely Invitational - 5th of 7 - recap - results
  • Sep. 2 - Men's Cross Country @ Augustana (S.D.) Twilight Meet - 18th of 22 - recap - results