2020 NJCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – Through three editions of the NJCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, Iowa Central CC has done nothing to hurt its chances of taking home another national title in the voters’ eyes. Instead, the Tritons have strengthened.
Iowa Central CC is the unanimous favorite to win the team crown come November 14 at the 2020 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
NJCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
Colby (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
Iowa Western CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings
While the Tritons might have struggled a little bit this past weekend at the Briar Cliff Invitational, finishing fifth against a host of NAIA programs, they were clearly the best JUCO team in the field. Eleonora Curtabbi once again led Iowa Central as she finished runner-up individually with Kate Miron also taking up residence in the top-25.
Colby (Kan.) CC remains No. 2 for the second week in a row. The Trojans last competed at the Muthama-Rogers Invitational.
A third-place tie awaits the next two programs: Cloud County (Kan.) CC and New Mexico JC. The Kansas-based T-Birds last competed at the Cottonwood Challenge two weeks ago and will run again this weekend at the Bethel College Invitational. According to the website of the New Mexico-based T-Birds, “Due to health mandates placed upon the state of New Mexico during the COVID-19 protocol, NMJC is continuing to build a 2020 schedule. Once events are allowed to be placed upon the calendar, the information will be posted and updated.”
Iowa Western CC jumped two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 in Week 3. The Reivers finished as the second best JUCO team at the Briar Cliff Invitational this past weekend, using an individual title from Faith Linga to help them achieve that status.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams: No. 6 College of Southern Idaho, No. 7 Dodge City (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Ranger College and No. 10 Vincennes.