Men's Cross Country Selected Fourth in MSC Preseason Polls
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Men's Cross Country Selected Fourth in MSC Preseason Polls
Joel Barlow returns for the Phoenix after a trip to the NAIA Cross Country Championship a season ago (Credit: Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. --  The Phoenix men's cross country team is selected fourth in the 2019 Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches' Polls released on Monday.

Fifth year head coach Jim Seckel returns one Senior Jerry Rojas along with Juniors Joel Barlow and Carlos Angeles-Solis. Coach Seckel is also bringing four newcomers to this year's squad. 

Barlow finished eight in the MSC Championships last year along with 109th among 330 participants in last years NAIA Cross Country Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Rojas finished 28th in last years MSC Championships and Junior Carlos Angeles-Solis finished 40th.

Shawnee State is favored to win the conference receiving 49 voting points in the preseason poll, including seven of the eight first-place votes. 

Campbellsville (Ky.) is second in the poll with 41 voting points and the final first-place vote. Cumberlands (Ky.) received 36 voting points to finish third. The Phoenix come in at fourth.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) garnered 24 voting points to place fifth in the poll. The conference’s newest addition, Thomas More (Ky.) gathered 18 voting points for the sixth spot in the poll. Georgetown (Ky.) received 15 points for seventh with Pikeville (Ky.) rounding out the poll with seven points.

The Phoenix begin the 2019 season Saturday September 7th at the North Alabama Open in Florence, Alabama.

 

2019 Mid-South Conference Men’s Cross Country Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Pos.

Team

Points (First-Place Votes)

1.

Shawnee State (Ohio)

49 (7)

2.

Campbellsville (Ky.)

41 (1)

3.

Cumberlands (Ky.)

36

4.

Cumberland (Tenn.)

34

5.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

24

6.

Thomas More (Ky.)

18

7.

Georgetown (Ky.)

15

8.

Pikeville (Ky.)

7