The Lincoln University women’s outdoor track and field team was picked as the early favorite by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’ preseason poll. The Lincoln men were tabbed for seventh. Central Missouri’s men’s and women’s programs were picked as well…24th and 11th respectively. Missouri Southern was picked 12th on the men’s side.
The Lincoln women are the early favorite to snap Grand Valley State’s two-year hold on the D-II Outdoor team crown. A title for the Blue Tigers would not only break GVSU’s streak, but also be a step toward reclaiming outdoor supremacy that saw them win six titles in a span of seven seasons from 2003-2009, including five straight from 2003-2007.