G-MAC Announces Cross Country Coaches' Polls

G-MAC Announces Cross Country Coaches' Polls

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Great Midwest Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll presented by Under Armour was announced Tuesday and the Ohio Dominican men and women's teams were each projected towards to finish towards the bottom of the league.

The men's squad received 13 total points in the survey. The teams projected to finish at the top of the conference were Walsh (143), Malone (133), Cedarville (117), Hillsdale (117), and Davis & Elkins (93). 

On the women's side, Ohio Dominican totaled 39 points. Hillsdale (169), Walsh (154), Malone (143), Cedarville (138), and Trevecca (119) rounded out the top five.

This season, the cross country teams will be led by a new coach, Connor Callahan, a former Ohio Dominican cross country and track standout himself. Over the last three years, Callahan has been an assistant coach at Division II Saint Leo University in Florida. Callahan helped guide the Lions to three conference championships and two South Regional titles.

Returning to the men's squad are seniors Alejandro Serna (Duncanville, Tx.) and Bobby Bogantz (Sunbury, Ohio) each three-year competitors, along with sophomore Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio), the latter competing in five events as a freshman. The women will be led by seniors Micaela Carroll (Parma, Ohio) and Kristen Noecker (Circleville, Ohio) each of whom ran in six events last season, along with juniors Cassidy Long (Canal Winchester, Ohio) and Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio).

The Panthers open their season at the Miami (Ohio) Opener in Oxford, Ohio on Friday, August 30. 

Great Midwest Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll presented by Under Armour

      1.Walsh (11) - 143
      2. Malone (2) - 133      
      t3.   Cedarville - 117
      t3.   Hillsdale - 117
      5.  Davis & Elkins - 93
      6.  Findlay - 91
      7.  Ohio Valley - 68
      8.  Tiffin - 67
      9.  Alderson Broaddus - 52
     10. Trevecca - 47
     11.  Kentucky Wesleyan - 34
     12. Lake Erie - 27
     13. Ohio Dominican - 13

Great Midwest Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll presented by Under Armour 

  1. Hillsdale (13) – 169
  2. Walsh (1) - 154
  3. Malone - 143
  4. Cedarville - 138
  5. Trevecca - 119
  6. Davis & Elkins - 104
  7. Findlay - 85
  8. Alderson Broaddus - 84
  9. Ohio Valley - 72
  10. Tiffin - 56
  11. Kentucky Wesleyan - 44
  12. Ursuline - 41
  13. Ohio Dominican - 39
  14. Lake Erie - 26