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MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
ST. PAUL – The University of Minnesota Morris men’s cross country team was picked third in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Cougars received 49 points in the poll.

MINNESOTA MORRIS SEASON PREVIEW

Tony Krueger | Eighth season

2018 Season
| 3rd | 79 points
Postseason: Finished 22nd as a team at the NCAA Division III Central Region Championships.

Top Runners
Ryan Anderson, Sr. | 2018 First Team All-Conference | 2018 Championships: 2nd, 26:28, 1st team finisher
Benjamin Barnack, Sr. | 2018 Second Team All-Conference | 2018 Championships: 13th, 27:38, 2nd team finisher
Raymond Abraham, Sr. | 2018 Championships: 18th, 27:53, 3rd team finisher
Need to Know
The 2018 Cougar Men’s cross country team posted the fastest ever top-5 average (27:28) at the Central Region Championship.

2019 UMAC Men’s Cross Country Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. St. Scholastica – 60 Points (4 First Place Votes)
2. Wisconsin-Superior – 59 Points (5 First Place Votes)
3. Minnesota Morris – 49 Points
4. Martin Luther – 46 Points
5. Bethany Lutheran – 35 Points
6. Northwestern – 29 Points
7. North Central – 18 Points
8. Northland – 17 Points
9. Crown – 11 Points


WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
ST. PAUL – The University of Minnesota Morris women’s cross country team was selected second in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Cougars received 56 points and one first-place vote in the poll.

MINNESOTA MORRIS SEASON PREVIEW

Tony Krueger | Eighth season

2018 Season
| 2nd | 73 points
Postseason: Finished 21st as a team at the NCAA Division III Central Region Championships.

Top Runners
Paige Stearns, Jr. | 2018 Second Team All-Conference | 2018 Championships: 9th, 24:51, 2nd team finisher
Kaitlyn Ladwig, Jr. | 2018 Second Team All-Conference | 2018 Championships: 10th, 24:52, 3rd team finisher
Alexa Yeager, Jr. | 2018 Championships: 36th, 26:58, 5th team finisher

2019 UMAC Women’s Cross Country Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. St. Scholastica – 64 Points (8 First Place Votes)
2. Minnesota Morris – 56 Points (1 First Place Vote)
3. Wisconsin-Superior – 49 Points
4. Martin Luther – 42 Points
5. Bethany Lutheran – 38 Points
6. Crown – 26 Points
7. Northwestern – 24 Points
8. Northland – 15 Points
9. North Central – 10 Points

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