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Aug. 25, 2010

Women’s Cross Country Ranked Fourth in the Region

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State's cross country program led by head coach Scott Lorek is ranked fourth in the preseason regional rankings released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The top seven spots in the poll were filled by members of the MIAA. Last year's regional winner, Missouri Southern, is number one. Truman and Pittsburg State are two and three, respectively.

Northwest finished fifth at the NCAA South Central regional meet last November. The Bearcats return five of their seven runners who competed in that meet. Northwest will make its 2010 debut Sept. 11 at the Bearcat Open in Maryville.

A complete listing of the preseason South Central Region rankings can be found below:

South Central Region
Rank School Location Conference 2009 Finish
1 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA 1
2 Truman Kirksville, Mo. MIAA 3
3 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA 4
4 Northwest Missouri State Maryville, Mo. MIAA 5
5 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA 6
6 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA 9
7 Emporia State Emporia, Kan. MIAA 10
8 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas LSC 8
9 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland 2
10 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas LSC 12

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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