Dordt Cross Country in NAIA Rankings

November 10, 2021 9:25am

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The Dordt University women's cross country team holds its spot in the final NAIA Coaches' poll released tuesday by the national office.

The Defenders are 14th in the Nov.8 edition of the national poll, holding the same spot for the fourth straight week. Dordt is the highest of the three GPAC teams recognized in the final poll (Hastings - 24, Morningside - RV).

The top seven teams were unchanged from the previous rating, led by St.Francis (Ill.) who is the NAIA's top-ranked team and earned all 21 first place votes.

Dordt won its second consecutive GPAC Championship, its eighth in the last 10 years, last weekend. The Defenders totaled 54 points and had four runners finish among the top 15.

The Defenders qualified for the NAIA National Championship that will take place on Friday, Nov.19 at Fort Vancouver National Historic site in Vancouver, Wash.

Dordt University holds its spot in the final NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' poll released tuesday by the national office.

The Defenders are 13th in the Nov.8 edition of the national poll, owning the same spot for the sixth straight week. Dordt is the only team from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) recognized in the final poll.

St.Francis (Ill.) closes the regular season ranked first and earning 20 of the 21 possible first place votes.

Dordt won its fourth straight conference title with a record-setting performance last weekend at Landsmeer Golf Club. The Defenders finished with a perfect score of 15pts, establishing the record for lowest point total at the conference meet. Davis Tebben won the individual championship and nine Dordt runners claimed all-conference honors with a top 15 finish.

The Defenders qualified for the NAIA National Championship that will take place on Friday, Nov.19 at Fort Vancouver National Historic site in Vancouver, Wash.