Women's cross country picked seventh in preseason OVC standings

Women's cross country picked seventh in preseason OVC standings

By Layne Weitzel, TTU Sports Information

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech women's cross country team has been picked to finish seventh in the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference standings, as announced by the OVC office Thursday.

The Golden Eagles received 66 points based on a conference-wide vote from head cross country coaches. Programs were awarded 11 points for a first-place vote, 10 points for a second-place vote, etc. Coaches could not include their own schools in their rankings.

The predicted 2017 order of finish is as follows for each of the 12 OVC women's cross country programs:

TEAM POINTS
1. Eastern Kentucky (11 first-place votes) 121
2. Southeast Missouri (one first-place vote) 103
3. Belmont 99
4. Eastern Illinois 84
5. UT Martin 79
6. Murray State 74
7. TENNESSEE TECH 66
8. SIUE 55
9. Morehead State 45
10. Austin Peay 31
11. Jacksonville State 24
12. Tennessee State 11

 

Tech will open the 2017 season on Sept. 2 at the Golden Eagle Invitational in Cookeville.

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