2022 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Preseason
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Welcome back, cross country!
Defending champion Milligan (Tenn.) is favored to repeat its team crown in 2022, according to the preseason edition of the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, which was released on Thursday by the NAIA National Office.
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St. Francis (Ill.)
Saint Mary (Kan.)
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The poll’s similarity to last year’s results goes even deeper – the top-4 programs are listed in the same order in which they finished last year, with spots 2-4 filled by St. Francis (Ill.), Cornerstone (Mich.) and Taylor (Ind.). The only variation in the poll’s top-5 vs. last year’s results comes at No. 5, which is occupied by Saint Mary (Kan.), which finished seventh last year in Fort Vancouver, Washington.
The 2022 NAIA Cross Country Championships are scheduled to be held Friday, November 18, at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida. This is the first time in the 43-year history of the NAIA women’s championships that the race will be held in the Sunshine State.