2020 NJCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – It seems as long as Cowley (Kan.) CC keeps running as it has, it will remain on top of the NJCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.
The Tigers remained as the odds-on favorite to capture the women’s team title at the 2020 NJCAA Division II Cross Country Championships on November 14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
NJCAA Division II — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Heartland (Ill.) CC
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC
Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC
Wallace State (Ala.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings
Cowley CC most recently competed at the Red Devil Duals this past weekend, finishing third place behind two top-ranked NJCAA Division I programs. Lubna Suied earned the individual victory and National Athlete of the Week honors, while two of her teammates – Karissa Glover and Zinara Lesley – finished in the top-15 as well.
Heartland (Ill.) CC isn’t too far off pace, sitting second for the second week in a row. The Hawks last competed at the Midwest Intercollegiate two weeks ago and will be back on the course this weekend at their own Heartland Invitational.
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC holds down the No. 3 spot once again. The RedTails last competed two weeks ago at the Mustang Gallop Invitational and will return to the course this weekend at the Trent Smith Invitational hosted by No. 10 North Iowa Area CC.
Grand Rapids (Mich.) swapped spots with Wallace State (Ala.) between Week 2 and Week 3. The now fourth-ranked Raiders most recently won the Firebird Invitational thanks large in part to Kiah Becker’s individual crown; the now fifth-ranked Tigers finished runner-up at the Topper Trails Classic this past weekend, putting one runner in the top-10.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams: No. 6 St. Clair County (Mich.) CC, No. 7 Pasco-Hernando (Fla.), No. 8 UA (Ark.) Rich Mountain, No. 9 Jackson (Mich.) CC and No. 10 NIACC.