Women's Cross Country Picked 3rd in Preseason Polls
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Women's Cross Country Picked 3rd in Preseason Polls
Senior Riley Kilian returns for the Phoenix in 2019 (Credit:Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s cross country selected third-place in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released on Monday by the league office.

Fifth-year head coach Jim Seckel returns seniors Amber Mays, Riley Kilian and Abby Gawthorp. As well as junior Hannah Spring and sophomore Sasha Petrova. Coach Seckel is also bringing in three freshmen this year Elise Noelle Krone, Victoria Reales Pruano and Sarah Katherine Sneed. 

Shawnee State (Ohio) is favored to win the conference with 64 voting points, including eight of the nine first-place votes, in the preseason poll. The Bears have won nine consecutive conference titles.

Cumberlands (Ky.) received 51 voting points and from the conference coaches to place second in the polling. Cumberland is third with 50 voting points and received the final first-place vote.

Campbellsville (Ky.) picked up 49 voting points to be selected fourth. Life (Ga.) is fifth in the poll with 32 points while Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) is sixth with 29 points.

Georgetown (Ky.) recieved 21 voting points to place seventh and MSC newcomer Thomas More (Ky.) was picked eighth with 16 points. Pikeville (Ky.) rounds out the preseason poll with 12 points.

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

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

Pos.

Team

Points (First-Place Votes)

1.

Shawnee State (Ohio)

64 (8)

2.

Cumberlands (Ky.)

51

3.

Cumberland (Tenn.)

50 (1)

4.

Campbellsville (Ky.)

49

5.

Life (Ga.)

32

6.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

29

7.

Georgetown (Ky.)

21

8.

Thomas More (Ky.)

16

9.

Pikeville (Ky.)

12