Oredigger men ranked in NAIA cross country poll

Oredigger men ranked in NAIA cross country poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Montana Tech’s men’s cross country team has officially arrived on the national scene.

The Orediggers made their debut in the NAIA Top 25 poll today with the No. 20 ranking. The arrival in the poll comes after Tech’s first three races in program history. Tech received votes in the last poll.

Oredigger freshman Henry Kakaleick was the top Frontier Conference runner at the Montana Western Open last week, leading Montana Tech to a second-place finish at the meet ahead of Carroll College.

Taylor (Indiana) holds down the top spot. Saint Mary (Kansas) is No. 2, and Huntington (Indiana) is No. 3.

Tech is one of three Frontier Conference teams to receive a ranking. Rocky Mountain College moved up six spots to No. 13, while Carroll College held steady at No. 17.

Montana Tech closes out the fall season next Friday at the Frontier Conference Championship in Havre.

NAIA Men’s Cross Country Top 25 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 Taylor (Ind.) [19] 590
2 4 Saint Mary (Kan.) [2] 559
3 6 Huntington (Ind.) 557
4 5 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 536
5 20 Cornerstone (Mich.) 507
6 12 Dordt (Iowa) 481
7 9 Indiana Wesleyan 478
8 15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 444
9 13 Milligan (Tenn.) 435
10 NR Doane (Neb.) 403
11 8 The Master’s (Calif.) 402
12 23 Montreat (N.C.) 364
13 19 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 350
14 18 Goshen (Ind.) 342
15 25 William Carey (Miss.) 322
16 NR Baker (Kan.) 315
17 17 Carroll (Mont.) 287
18 NR St. Francis (Ill.) 242
19 22 Columbia (Mo.) 211
20 NR Montana Tech 206
20 NR Northwestern (Iowa) 206
22 NR Dakota State (S.D.) 187
23 NR Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 150
24 NR Westmont (Calif.) 133
25 14 Shawnee State (Ohio) 118

Receiving Votes: Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 99, Evangel (Mo.) 92, Southeastern (Fla.) 80, Campbellsville (Ky.) 73, Friends (Kan.) 44, Oklahoma City 34, Philander Smith (Ark.) 21, Concordia (Neb.) 16, Grace (Ind.) 12, Indiana Tech 10, Xavier (La.) 7, Vanguard (Calif.) 5, Benedictine (Kan.) 3, Reinhardt (Ga.) 3

Dropped from the Top 25: Oklahoma City, Antelope Valley (Calif.), Eastern Oregon, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Oregon Tech, Southern Oregon, College of Idaho, Wayland Baptist (Texas)



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