ODAC Releases Cross Country Polls

Abigail Shelly enters her third year in the cross country program. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Abigail Shelly enters her third year in the cross country program. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The ODAC released the preseason polls for cross country today and the EMU women were voted fifth while the men came in eighth.

Eastern Mennonite's women enter the year after a successful 2017, finishing third in the ODAC Championships and ninth at the South/Southeast Regional Championships. The Royals earned 102 points in the preseason poll, just six points behind Shenandoah but also three points ahead of Roanoke. Laurie Serrell (Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg) returns as the lone senior on the team.

On the men's side, the Royals garnered 51 points, just behind of seventh-place Emory & Henry at 56. The men are led by seniors Derrick Chirinos (Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg) and Ivan Harris (Spotsylvania, Va./Spotsylvania).

The ODAC Preseason Polls are listed below.

Click here to see the full women's release from the ODAC, which includes preview capsules for each of the conference's cross country programs.

Click here to see the full men's release from the ODAC, also including their preview capsules.

For more information on ODAC cross country, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow @odacathletics on Twitter and Instagram.

2018 ODAC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
1. Washington and Lee University (10) - 141 pts.
2. University of Lynchburg (2) - 128 pts.
3. Bridgewater College - 111 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 POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
1. Washington and Lee University (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.