2018 Men's and Women's Cross Country G-MAC Preseason Coaches Polls Released

2018 Men's and Women's Cross Country G-MAC Preseason Coaches Polls Released

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind - The Greater Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) has released the results of the 2018 Men's and Women's Preseason Coaches Polls for Cross Country.

Head coach Giles Davis says, "The goal for the 2018 season is to have a presence at the G-MAC Championships this fall; we don't quite have the depth to compete with the top-ranked programs in the conference.   But, I believe we are re-establishing the culture to be more competitive in the near future; and the current student-athletes are embracing the new coaches and training regimen well."

2018 Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll Presented by Under Armour

School

Points

  1. Walsh (11)

143

  1. Malone (2)

133

  1. Cedarville

117

  1. Hillsdale

117

  1. Davis & Elkins

93

  1. Findlay

96

  1. Ohio Valley

68

  1. Tiffin

67

  1. Alderson Broaddus

52

  1. Trevecca

47

  1. Kentucky Wesleyan

34

  1. Lake Erie

27

  1. Ohio Dominican

13

 

Returning to run for the Storm in 2018 is Xavier Kibet. Kibet, a native Kenyan, finished 60th at the G-MAC Championships with a time of 27:34.2. He competed in, and led his team at all 5 meets last year as Lake Erie's best runner. His PR at the Lockhaven River Run was a time of 26:57.3. Assistant coach Megan Smith says, "I believe with some consistent training he has the potential to develop into a very successful collegiate runner."

 

2018 Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll Presented by Under Armour

School

Points

  1. Hillsdale (13)

169

  1. Walsh (1)

154

  1. Malone

143

  1. Cedarville

138

  1. Trevecca

119

  1. Davis & Elkins

104

  1. Findlay

85

  1. Alderson Broaddus

84

  1. Ohio Valley

72

  1. Tiffin

56

  1. Kentucky Wesleyan

44

  1. Ursuline

41

  1. Ohio Dominican

39

  1. Lake Erie

26

 Emma Korir will represent the Storm this year for Women's Cross Country. Her PR was 11:36 for 3k.

"Emma is newer to the sport in just her second year of running, with only one race under her belt in high school. But, she shows a lot of potential to develop into a competitive collegiate runner based on her strong worth ethic, natural running ability, and athleticism.", according to Assistant coach Megan Smith.

The Storm cross country team opens their season at the Grove City Kickoff 5k on September 1.