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Head Coach Scott Lorek enters his seventh season with the program

Aug. 26, 2010

Women’s Cross Country is Preseason #22

MARYVILLE, Mo.-One day after learning it was ranked fourth in the South Central Region, Northwest Missouri State's women's cross country program received a preseason national ranking of 22 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Northwest is one of four MIAA programs featured in the top 25 joining Missouri Southern (#8), Truman (#15) and Pittsburg State (#19). Defending national champion Adams State begins the year at number one.

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 national preseason rankings follows:

  1. Adams State
  2. Grand Valley State
  3. Alaska Anchorage
  4. Shippensburg
  5. Chico State
  6. Minnesota Duluth
  7. Western Washington
  8. Missouri Southern
  9. Western State
  10. Tampa
  11. Augustana (S.D.)
  12. Ferris State
  13. Southern Indiana
  14. Seattle Pacific
  15. Truman
  16. Stonehill
  17. Kutztown
  18. Slippery Rock
  19. Pittsburg State
  20. U-Mary
  21. Ashland
  22. Northwest Missouri State
  23. Columbus State
  24. Queens (N.C.)
  25. Southern Connecticut

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468