The Lewis-Clark State College men’s cross country team came within three points of cracking the top 10, while the Warrior women’s team slipped one spot in the final NAIA Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 poll despite a dominating performance over the weekend.
The Warrior men remained at No. 11 in the final men’s poll and finished with 399 points. California State-San Marcos fell from No. 9 to No. 10 and had 402 points. Malone, which has been ranked No. 1 for most of the year, was the unanimous top choice and received all 21-first place votes. Indiana Tech, which had been No. 2, slipped to No. 5.
The Warriors nearly made the top 10 after a dominating performance at the Frontier Conference meet last Saturday at Hell’s
The Warrior women also dominated the meet with 12 of the top 14 finishers. Still, the Warrior slipped a spot when Milligan of Tennessee jumped from No. 18 to No. 13 in the final poll with 356 points. LCSC was No. 14 at 341 points.
Both LCSC teams will compete at the national tournament on Nov. 22 in