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
|RANK||LAST TIME||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||POINTS|
|1||1||Taylor (Ind.) ||560|
|2||2||St. Francis (Ill.)||534|
|8||8||The Master's (Calif.)||417|
|10||10||Saint Mary (Kan.)||394|
|11||NR||College of Idaho||364|
|13||12||Saint Francis (Ind.)||334|
|16||14||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||295|
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