The Lewis-Clark State college women’s
cross country team climbed four spots in
this week’s NAIA national poll, while
the men fell three spots.
The women are now ranked No. 14 after
their impressive season-opening victory
in an invitational at Nampa last week.
The men are now at No. 21.
“It is good to see both teams still in
the picture of the NAIA’s top 25
rankings,” LCSC coach Mike Collins
said. Even though the men dropped three
spots to No. 21, we feel pretty good
about where we are at right now. We had
a little bump in the road last week, but
we really weren’t focusing on that meet
anyway. We have starred three meets
this season, not including nationals
where we want to run well. The first of
these is this next weekend and we know
if we can run well there, last week will
be long forgotten.
The women ran very well a week ago, so
not to surprising to see us go up.
Right now we are just trying to run as
well as possible to stay in the hunt for
a national berth. This weekend (at an
invitational in Seattle) will tell a lot
about the women as we will see the No. 1
team in the country (Simon Fraser) along
with No. 3 British Columbia. I know the
women are excited about it. Although we
will be racing the non-traditional 6K,
it should be fun with a course that is
expected to be wet and muddy by