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Carroll College, Montana Western women ranked in latest NAIA cross country poll

Saints 9th, Bulldogs 19th in coaches' poll
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Posted at 10:37 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 12:37:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Carroll College women held steady at No. 9 in the latest NAIA women's cross country coaches' poll, which was released on Thursday. Montana Western fell one spot to No. 19.

Carroll won the Frontier Conference championship meet on Nov. 6 in Havre, with Reghan Worley earning medalist honors. Natalie Yocum, Elly MacHado and Kendyl Pierson finished sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, in the meet to guide the Fighting Saints to 34 team points, 25 better than runner-up Montana Western.

The Fighting Saints will compete at the 41st annual NAIA women's cross country championship on April 9, 2021 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Top-15 finishers at a conference championship race are also eligible for consideration as an automatic or at-large entrant for the national meet.

The Bulldogs fell one spot to No. 19 in the second edition of the national coaches' poll. Eireann O'Connor finished second at the league's championship race, while Marley May snagged a top-10 finish for the Bulldogs.

Rocky Mountain College received votes in the poll, which can be found below. The latest men's national poll boasted three Frontier Conference programs -- Rocky, Carroll and MSU-Northern -- and can be found here.

2020-21 NAIA women's cross country coaches' poll
Week of No. 19, 2020

11Taylor (Ind.) [20]560
22St. Francis (Ill.)534
33Huntington (Ind.)529
45Milligan (Tenn.)494
54Dordt (Iowa)493
66Cornerstone (Mich.)450
77Indiana Wesleyan433
88The Master's (Calif.)417
99Carroll (Mont.)406
1010Saint Mary (Kan.)394
11NRCollege of Idaho364
1211Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)354
1312Saint Francis (Ind.)334
1413Benedictine (Kan.)331
1515Southeastern (Fla.)300
1614Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)295
1717Montreat (N.C.)256
1816Morningside (Iowa)251
1918Montana Western230
20NROregon Tech226
2119Friends (Kan.)195
2220Columbia (Mo.)191
23NRNorthwestern (Iowa)163
24NRWestmont (Calif.)150
2523Cumberlands (Ky.)139

Dropped from the Top 25: St. Ambrose (Iowa), Baker (Kan.), Concordia (Neb.), Vanguard (Calif.)

Receiving Votes: St. Ambrose (Iowa) 111, Baker (Kan.) 93, Concordia (Neb.) 77, Dalton State (Ga.) 59, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 43, Vanguard (Calif.) 38, Siena Heights (Mich.) 19, Hastings (Neb.) 12, Missouri Baptist 9, Grace (Ind.) 7