2021 NJCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 4
NEW ORLEANS – Only one change can be found in the top-5 of the Pre-Championships edition of the NJCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The first four teams remain unchanged, with Joliet (Ill.) JC continuing a season-long position at No. 1 as the schedule moves to the 2021 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, which are set for Saturday, November 13 at Council Farms in Milledgeville, Georgia.
NJCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Joliet (Ill.) JC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings
The top-5 come from two strong regions.
No. 1 Joliet (Ill.) JC won the Region IV Championships, which also included No. 3 College of DuPage (Ill.) and No. 5 Harper (Ill.), the latter moving up two positions. DuPage began the year at No. 2 in the rankings, while Harper’s pedigree includes a national runner-up finish in 2019 after three straight NJCAA Division III titles. Reigning NJCAA Division III champion Tiffany Lehmann led the Wolves with the individual title.
Oxford (Ga.) is No. 2, scoring a perfect 15 to win the Region XVII Championships over No. 4 Georgia Military on the site of the upcoming NJCAA Division III Championships. The Eagles were led by Julia Danko, who won individual honors by 50 seconds.
Finishing the top-10 are No. 6 Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC, No. 7 Anne Arundel (Md.) CC, No. 8 Mineral Area (Mo.) CC, No. 9 Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC and No. 10 Kellogg (Mich.) CC.