Both cross country teams selected eighth in MSC
Friday, August 3, 2012
Both cross country teams selected eighth in MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland men’s and women’s cross country teams were both picked eighth in the Mid-South Conference in a vote of league coaches announced this week.

Cumberland reinstated the cross country program in April after a seven-year absence. First-year head coach Jared Klosterboer has five men and six women to compete in 2012, including six freshmen.

Shawnee State is the two-time defending champion in the conference on the women’s side and the men won last year’s crown and finished ninth at the national championships.

The Bears posted 10 first-place votes and 100 total points from the men’s coaches, with the University of the Cumberlands receiving the other first-place vote. Georgetown College, Campbellsville University, the University of Rio Grande and UVA-Wise ranked 3-6, with Lindsey Wilson seventh. The University of Pikeville, St. Catharine College and Bluefield College rounded out the poll on the men’s side.

SSU picked up eight first-place votes and 97 points from the women’s coaches, with the Cumberlands in second with 91 points and two first-place votes and Georgetown third with the remaining first-place tally. Rio Grande, Campbellsville, Lindsey Wilson and UVA-Wise ranked 4-7 and Pikeville, St. Catharine and Bluefield rounded out the poll.

Cumberland begins the season September 22 with a meet at Rio Grande and the Mid-South Championships take place November 3, also at Rio Grande.

2012 Mid-South Conference Men's Cross Country Preseason Poll

No. School

Points

1. Shawnee State

100 (10)

2. Univ. of the Cumberlands

83 (1)

3. Georgetown College

72

4. Campbellsville Univ.

69

5. Univ. of Rio Grande

60

6. UVA-Wise

50

7. Lindsey Wilson

49

8. Cumberland Univ.

40

9. Univ. of Pikeville

30

10. St. Catharine College

29

11. Bluefield College

23

 

2012 Mid-South Conference Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll

No. School

Points

1. Shawnee State

97 (8)

2. Univ. of the Cumberlands

91 (2)

3. Georgetown College

79 (1)

4. Univ. of Rio Grande

67

5. Campbellsville Univ.

62

6. Lindsey Wilson

58

7. UVA-Wise

43

8. Cumberland Univ.

39

9. Univ. of Pikeville

25

10. St. Catharine College

23

11. Bluefield College

21