NAC Releases Women's Cross Country Pre-Championship Poll

NAC Releases Women's Cross Country Pre-Championship Poll

Courtesy of the North Atlantic Conference

WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference has released the 2017 women's cross country pre-championship coaches' poll and the Terriers have been selected to finish ninth.

Colby-Sawyer was selected to repeat as the champion after receiving six first-place votes for a total of 115 points in the pre-championship poll, while UMaine-Farmington claimed a close second with 113 points after receiving the remaining five first-place votes and Castleton, the 2016 runner-up, was tabbed third with 101 points.

Husson placed fourth with 74 points, while Maine Maritime was voted fifth (63 points), New England College took sixth (62 points) and Green Mountain and Lyndon tied for seventh (58 points). Rounding out the 2017 Pre-Championship Poll were Thomas in ninth (33 points), Johnson in 10th (31 points) and UMaine-Presque Isle in 11th (18 points).

2017 Championship Information

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Location: Mount Blue High School (Farmington, Maine)
Host: University of Maine at Farmington
Time: Women's 5K Race 12:00 p.m. (men's 8K at 11:00 a.m.) 
Teams: 11
# of Female Competitors: 106 
Course Map: click HERE

Saturday's race will serve as a final tune up before the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships hosted by the University of Southern Maine at Gorham Country Club (Gorham, Maine) on Saturday, November 11. Teams and runners are ultimately hoping to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships scheduled for Saturday, November 18, in Elsah, Ill. at North Farm Facility.

Full NAC Release