Men's Cross Country Ranked In Top 20

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Men's Cross Country Ranked In Top 20

Dordt University is ranked 13th in this week's edition of the NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' poll released earlier today by the national office.

The Defenders held the same spot for the fourth consecutive poll and continue to be the only team from the GPAC recognized in the national rating.

Indiana Wesleyan earned 13 first place votes and totaled 518 points as the top-rated team. The Wildcats edged No.2 Saint Mary (Kan.), who totaled four first place votes and 515 points. St.Francis (Ill.), Milligan (Tenn.) and Taylor (Ind.) round out the top five.

Dordt won its home meet last weekend and had seven runners finish among the top 10. Jacob Vander Plaats was the runner-up and ran a personal best 8K time of 25:17 to earn GPAC Runner of the Week honors.

The Defenders will next compete at the Mount Marty Invite on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Yankton, S.D.

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 Indiana Wesleyan [13] 518
2 2 Saint Mary (Kan.) [4] 515
3 3 St. Francis (Ill.) [2] 498
4 4 Milligan (Tenn.) 483
5 5 Taylor (Ind.) 454
6 6 The Master's (Calif.) 439
7 7 Oklahoma City 438
8 8 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 398
9 9 Oregon Tech 389
10 11 Cornerstone (Mich.) 370
11 10 Huntington (Ind.) 366
12 16 College of Idaho 340
13 13 Dordt (Iowa) 337
14 12 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 308
15 15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 287
16 14 Southern Oregon 272
17 17 Montreat (N.C.) 262
18 19 Shawnee State (Ohio) 230
19 18 Northwest (Wash.) 207
20 20 Michigan-Dearborn 193
21 22 Eastern Oregon 178
22 21 Grace (Ind.) 175
23 23 Aquinas (Mich.) 146
24 24 Carroll (Mont.) 132
25 NR Grand View (Iowa) 127

Dropped from the Poll: Marian (Ind.)

Receiving Votes: Marian (Ind.) 117, Westmont (Calif.) 92, Goshen (Ind.) 74, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 27, William Carey (Miss.) 24, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 20, Campbellsville (Ky.) 14, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 11, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 5, William Woods (Mo.) 3