FHSU Women’s Cross Country Tabbed Fourth in MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll

FHSU Sports Information Department

The Fort Hays State women’s cross country team was picked fourth in the MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll, released on Thursday (Aug. 27).

The Tigers finished fourth at the MIAA Championships last season under head coach Jason McCullough, who believes a top-three finish is attainable this year.

Two returning runners, Chelsea Jackson and Micki Krzesinski, received All-MIAA honors last season and are looking for solid performances again in 2015. Amanda Morgan came on strong at the end of the season and nearly grabbed all-conference status as well. Shea Bonine and Jordan Schulte also return to the team this year. McCullough expects several newcomers to compete and possibly have an immediate impact on the team scoring.

The Tigers host the FHSU Alumni Run at the Sand Plum Nature Trail, just outside the west edge of Victoria, Kan., on Saturday, August 29 at 9:30 am. Bethany College will be coming to compete with the Tigers in the exhibition event.

2015 MIAA Preseason Women’s Coaches Poll
T1. Missouri Southern (6) 94
T1. Southwest Baptist (5) 94
3. Pittsburg State 79
4. Fort Hays State 73
5. Northwest Missouri 60
6. Nebraska-Kearney 54
7. Central Oklahoma 48
8. Central Missouri 44
9. Lincoln 22
10. Emporia State 21
11. Lindenwood 16

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