LCSC cross country
teams stay put in NAIA polls
Lewis-Clark State College men’s and women’s
cross country team are sitting pretty in the
latest NAIA poll, both holding on to the
same spots for the second straight week.
men remained in the Top 10 for the third
straight week and stayed at No. 8 for the
second straight week, while the women’s
squad held on to the No. 13 spot.
now, with both teams, we are in the driver's
seat to qualify for nationals,” LCSC coach
Mike Collins says. “The men are the highest
ranked team in the region and winning the
regional title means an automatic berth.
Realistically, based on the rankings of the
other teams in our region, if we finish in
the top 3 we should also be good to go.
same scenario exists for the women. The
only scary thing there is there are three
ranked teams in the region and we are the
third one. There are two additional teams
getting votes, so if we are upset at
regionals by either of these teams it could
mean bad news for an at large berth.
now, injury and illness are our two biggest
fears. Everyone is excited about what lies
ahead and we are working very hard.”
teams will be back in action in the Bigfoot
Open in Spokane on Saturday. LCSC will then
play host to its only home meet of the
season, the LCSC Invite on Oct. 21 at Hells
Gate State Park.