Fresh off of impressive performances at the Oklahoma State Jamboree, both Missouri Southern men’s and women’s cross country programs moved up in the national rankings this week as announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Southern women, who came in to the meet at OSU ranked seventh nationally, finished fifth overall at the Jamboree. Southern was the top Division II scoring team, taking out No. 1 ranked Adams State, No. 11 ranked Western State, and No. 18 ranked Pittsburg State in the process. For their efforts, the Lions are now ranked third nationally and continue to hold on to the top spot in the NCAA Division II South Central Region as they have all season long.
The men, who came into the race ranked 22nd, placed 10th overall and fourth among Division II squads, but defeated both 15th ranked Pittsburg State and 24th ranked Drury. The Lions moved up to No. 19 this week and up one spot to fourth in the NCAA Division II South Central Region rankings.