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W&L Picked to Win Men's & Women's Cross Country Titles

W&L Picked to Win Men's & Women's Cross Country Titles

ODAC Women's Release     ODAC Men's Release

FERRUM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced the 2018 Preseason Cross Country Polls and Washington & Lee University has been picked to win both crowns.

The Generals won both titles a year ago, with the men beating runner-up Bridgewater College and the women beating runner-up Lynchburg. In this year's men's poll, Bridgewater is picked to finish and University of Lynchburg third. In the women's poll, Lynchburg is picked to finish second, followed by Bridgewater.

Ferrum is led by Head Coach Mark White, who is in his first season at the helm of the Panther men's and women's programs. Both Ferrum competed in five events last season, including the 2017 USA South Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships, held October 28 in Demorest, Georgia.

2018 ODAC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
1. Washington and Lee Univ. (10) 141 pts.
2. University of Lynchburg (2) 128 pts.
3. Bridgewater College 108 pts.
4. Shenandoah University (1) 108 pts.
5. Eastern Mennonite University 102 pts.
6. Roanoke College 99 pts.
7. Virginia Wesleyan University 82 pts.
8. Emory & Henry College 65 pts.
9. Guilford College 47 pts.
10. Randolph College 42 pts.
11. Sweet Briar College 31 pts.
12. Ferrum College 29 pts.
12. Hollins University 29 pts
2018 ODAC MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
1. Washington and Lee Univ. (11) 121 pts.
2. Bridgewater College (1) 110 pts.
3. University of Lynchburg 100 pts.
4. Roanoke College 89 pts.
5. Virginia Wesleyan University 76 pts.
6. Shenandoah University 74 pts.
7. Emory & Henry College 56 pts.
8. Eastern Mennonite University 51 pts.
9. Hampden-Sydney College 39 pts.
10. Guilford College 37 pts.
11. Randolph College 26 pts.
12. Ferrum College 13 pts.