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Men's Cross Country Picked to Repeat as Big Sky Champs

OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference released the results for the Cross Country preseason poll today. The NAU men's team was picked unanimously by the league's coaches to repeat as Big Sky Conference champions this upcoming season garnering all eleven first place votes. The NAU women were picked to finish second in the Big Sky Conference this upcoming season behind reigning Big Sky Conference champion Weber State University.

Eric Heins, reigning Big Sky Conference Cross Country Men's Coach of the Year, returns Brian Shrader, Matt McElroy, and Futsum Zienasellassie who finished first, second and third respectively at last year's Big Sky Conference championships. The NAU men look to win their seventh consecutive Big Sky Conference championship this season.

The NAU women finished third in the Big Sky Conference last season but are looking to raise the bar this season. Heins returns Rolonda Jumbo who finished tenth at last year's Big Sky Conference championships as a true freshman.

The full results are shown below.

Men's Results

Place

School

Points

1.

Northern Arizona

121 (11)

2.

Southern Utah

100

3.

Weber State

99

4.

Montana State

97

5.

Sacramento State

65

6.

Montana

62

7.

Idaho State

56

8.

Eastern Washington

44

9.

North Dakota

40

10.

Northern Colorado

22

11.

Portland State

20


Women's Results

Place

School

Points

1.

Weber State

118 (9)

2.

Northern Arizona

108 (1)

3.

Southern Utah

97 (1)

4.

Montana State

84

5.

Idaho State

64

 

Sacramento State

64

7.

Northern Colorado

60

8.

North Dakota

42

9.

Montana

35

10.

Eastern Washington

27

 

Portland State

27

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