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Women's cross country picked third

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 08/21/2013 13:57:43
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ELMHURST, Ill. -- The South Dakota State women’s cross county team was selected to finish third by The Summit League in their annual preseason poll.

The Jackrabbits finished third last year at the conference meet. SDSU graduated all three of their all-league runners (Erin Hargens, Tera Potts and Laura Wolles) from last season.

Cheyanne Bowers, Courtney Neubert and Laura Lawton are the top returners from last year’s team. Bowers and Neubert finished 17th and 18th at the 2012 championship meet, while Lawton placed 20th.

The Jackrabbits will compete in their first meet of season on Aug. 30. They will travel to Fargo, N.D. to run in the NDSU Triangular.

2013 Summit League Women’s Cross Country Preseason Poll

Place Team Points (1st) 2012 Finish
1. North Dakota State 36 (6) 1st
2. South Dakota 30 (1)  2nd
3. South Dakota State 27 3rd
4. Omaha 16 5th
5. IUPUI 13 7th
  Western Illinois 13 8th
7. Fort Wayne 12 6th