Posted 8 months ago
By John Axtell
There are 13 RMAC men’s teams and 14 women’s teams. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams. CSC men garnered 123 points, while the women’s team received 133.
Black Hill State University is picked to finish 7th on both the men’s and women’s sides, the men with 87 points and the women with 98.
Adams State is the coaches’ choice for the men’s and women’s titles, both receiving 12 first-place votes. Colorado School of Mines received the other men’s first while the other 2 women’s firsts went to Western State.
Adams State also claimed the men’s and women’s Preseason Runners of the Year: junior and defending men’s champion Tabor Stevens and women’s 2012 runner-up Kelly Lamb, a senior.
The RMAC is among the toughest cross-country conferences in Division II. Four RMAC men’s teams are ranked in the top 12 and while 3 women’s squads are in the top 8 nationally.
Cross country is beginning its second season at Chadron State after a 27-year absence. Last year, the Lady Eagles placed 11th in the RMAC championships while the men were 12th.
Chadron State will open its season Friday, Sept. 6 at the South Dakota School of Mines Invite.
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