country teams ranked 8th and 15th
Lewis-Clark State College men’s and women’s
cross country teams remained steady in the
NAIA polls released on Wednesday as the men
remained at No. 8, while the women climbed
one spot to No. 15.
teams will take part in the Region
I/Frontier Conference championships on
Saturday in Olympia. Both teams will be
favored to win conference titles, and the
men also will be the favorite in the region,
but the women will face a tougher task.
men’s poll, Eastern Oregon is tied for
ninth, Southern Oregon is No. 14, College of
Idaho is No. 23, and Simon Fraser is No. 24,
which should make for an interesting race on
head into regionals, on paper we are the
favorite as the No. 1 team in the region,
but I think the teams to beat are EOU and
SFU and I am definitely not counting out the
other two,” LCSC coach Mike Collins said.
“When you have that many teams that are
nationally ranked, anything can happen.
Based on this, it is possible that our
region will send 4 or 5 teams to nationals.
Hopefully we are one of those teams.”
women’s side, Collins said he was surprised
the Warriors moved up a spot ahead of
Aquinas, which beat the Warriors earlier
believe we are much better than we were back
then, but you don’t see that happen too
often,” Collins says. “Head-to-head
competition usually carries a lot of weight,
but most raters also know as time passes
that teams do change, either getting better
or not. Nonetheless, we still have to run
well this weekend to earn a spot to
Fraser is ranked No. 1 in the poll, followed
by British Columbia at No. 7, Eastern Oregon
at No. 17, and College of Idaho at No. 20.