2022 NJCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – Seven different changes occurred in the top-10 of the Week 3 NJCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
NJCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
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The top-3 remained in the same order, however.
Mineral Area (Mo.) CC held steady at No. 1 after an impressive runner-up finish at the Greenville Classic, outdistancing two other NJCAA DIII top-5 programs. The Cardinals were led by Brad Ahrens, who earned individual runner-up honors and collecting his second M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week honor.
College of DuPage (Ill.) repeats at No. 2. The Chaps were off last weekend, but dominated the Beloit Invitational with a score of 19 points a week earlier. Nicholas Keeling earned the individual win by over a minute in securing his second M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week honor.
No. 3 for the third-straight poll is Joliet (Ill.) JC, the reigning national champions.
Harper (Ill.) moved up a spot to No. 4, its highest ranking of the year in climbing past St. Charles (Mo.) CC, now at No. 5.
Completing the top-10 are No. 6 Brookdale (N.J.) CC, No. 7 Lorain County (Ohio) CC, No. 8 SUNY Broome CC, No. 9 Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC and No. 10 Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC.
Just over two weeks away is the 2022 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 5 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts.