Cross country

Men's Team Ranked Sixth In Final NAIA Postseason Poll

Northwestern College is ranked sixth in the final NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' postseason poll released earlier today. It is the highest ever ranking for a Red Raider cross country team in program history.

Ranked 17th heading into the NAIA Championship last weekend, Northwestern moved up 11 spots after finishing sixth at the national meet. They are the only team from the GPAC recognized in the poll. The Red Raiders were led by Will Norris who placed third overall out of over 300 runners. Northwestern is coached by Scott Bahrke and Carrie Krohn.

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2016 NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll – Postseason (Nov. 23)

RANK LAST SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)   Total Points*

1  3   Southern Oregon           122

2  2   St. Francis (Ill.)                148

3  1    British Columbia            152

4  6    College of Idaho            218

5  5    The Master’s (Calif.)      261

6 17   Northwestern (Iowa)    306

7 13   Oklahoma City                313

8 24   Cornerstone (Mich.)       315

9 23    Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)  320

10 10  Shawnee State (Ohio)   328

11  9   Missouri Valley                238

12 11  Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)      341

13 21  Eastern Oregon              348

T14  4   Marian (Ind.)                  392

T14 20  Saint Mary (Kan.)          392

16    7   Bacone (Okla.)               412

17  NR  Rio Grande (Ohio)        422

18  15    Taylor (Ind.)                    426

19  18    Oregon Tech                  461

20  25    Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)     486

21  14    SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 488

22  NR   Aquinas (Mich.)             491

23    8    Westmont (Calif.)           545

24  NR   Milligan (Tenn.)             547

25   16    Indiana Tech                 560

Others receiving votes: Biola (Calif.) 612; Bethel (Ind.) 662; MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 719; Siena Heights (Mich.) 787; Kansas Wesleyan 812; Dickinson State (N.D.) 833; William Carey (Miss.) 871; Columbia (Mo.) 903; William Woods (Mo.) 915; Bethel (Tenn.) 930; Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 1007; Xavier (La.) 1228

*point totals taken from national championship results

 

Will Norris

Senior from Spirit Lake, Iowa