Women's Cross Country Up To No. 9

Women's Cross Country Up To No. 9

(Thursday; October 4; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women’s cross country team is ranked no. 9 in the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Poll released on Wednesday, October 3.

The Defenders were 10th in the last poll released two weeks ago and took 448 points in the poll. The top-nine teams in the nation remained unchanged but their was some shuffling in spots 3-9.  Dordt is five points in front of Embry Riddle (Florida) and is ten points out of the eighth spot held by the College of Idaho.

“Coming off of a good race at Doane that saw the ladies race over a minute faster as a team that we did at the same meet last year, it is fun to see the ranking reflect that effort and for the ladies to remain top 10.  As we enter the last month, before the conference championships, the key is to stay healthy and continue to stack quality training sessions each week.  The women’s team has done that incredibly well this year.  We hope to continue progressing over the next four weeks,” said Dordt College coach Nate Wolf.”

The poll was voted upon by a panel of 22 head coaches representing each of the conferences in the NAIA. The next poll will be released October 17.

The Defenders run at the Briar Cliff Invite on Saturday, October 6 and will travel to the Mount Marty Invite in Yankton on October 20.