Women's Cross Country Holds Spot In National Poll

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Women's Cross Country Holds Spot In National Poll

Dordt University continues to hold a spot in the NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier today by the national office. 

After moving up four spots in the second edition of the coaches' poll released last week, the Defenders maintained their spot at No.14 in today's rating. Dordt is one of four teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference recognized in this week's poll, joining No.11 Concordia, No.24 Hastings and (RV) Morningside.

St.Francis (Ill.) is the top rated team once again and totaled 591 points. Milligan (Tenn.) is a close second, followed by Cornerstone (Mich.), Taylor (Ind.) and Saint Mary (Kan.)

Dordt finished second at its home meet last weekend, the Defenders Holiday Inn Express Classic, and put five runners in the top 20. Jessica Kampman finished fourth with a 5K time of 18:50 and was named the GPAC Runner of the Week for the third time this fall. 

The Defenders will have the weekend off before competing in the Mount Marty Invite, their final meet prior to the conference championship.

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 St. Francis (Ill.) 591
2 2 Milligan (Tenn.) 572
3 3 Cornerstone (Mich.) 553
4 4 Taylor (Ind.) 530
5 5 Saint Mary (Kan.) 513
6 6 The Master's (Calif.) 492
7 7 Aquinas (Mich.) 473
8 8 Montreat (N.C.) 463
9 9 College of Idaho 443
10 10 Southern Oregon 413
11 11 Concordia (Neb.) 389
12 12 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 387
13 13 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 359
14 14 Dordt (Iowa) 350
15 15 Indiana Wesleyan 329
16 16 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 305
17 17 Saint Francis (Ind.) 288
18 19 Montana Tech 248
19 18 Huntington (Ind.) 245
20 20 Oklahoma City 227
21 21 Columbia (Mo.) 201
22 22 Westmont (Calif.) 198
23 25 Carroll (Mont.) 178
24 23 Hastings (Neb.) 150
25 24 Northwest (Wash.) 132

Dropped from the Poll: None

Receiving Votes: Vanguard (Calif.) 95, Grace (Ind.) 91, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 52, Benedictine (Kan.) 45, Marian (Ind.) 29, Missouri Baptist 20, Cumberlands (Ky.) 19, Oregon Tech 7, Indiana Tech 6, Morningside (Iowa) 6, Southeastern (Fla.) 3, William Carey (Miss.) 3, Montana Western 3