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Sept. 19, 2012

Bearcats climb into national polls

MARYVILLE, Mo. – For the first time during the 2012 campaign both the Northwest Missouri State men’s and women’s cross country teams are ranked by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll released Wednesday.

The Bearcat men move into the rankings for the first time at No. 30 after a fourth place finish at the Woody Greeno Invitational last week. Northwest held steady in the Central Region rankings sitting at No. 6 which were released Tuesday.

Four MIAA teams join the Bearcats in the top 35 coaches’ poll, paced by Missouri Southern at No. 12. Central Missouri stands at No. 20, with Southwest Baptist at No. 22 and Fort Hays State at No. 26.

On the women’s side the Bearcats slipped two spots to No. 24 in the national rankings. In the Central Region rankings the Northwest women also saw their rankings slip one spot to No. 6 after opening the season at No. 5.

The Bearcat women are joined by Missouri Southern at No. 14 and Pittsburg State at No. 17 as the only other MIAA teams ranked ahead of Northwest. Southwest Baptist sits at No. 26 giving the league four teams in the USTFCCCA poll.

The Bearcats take the weekend off before heading north for the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. Saturday, Sept. 29. 

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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