August 31, 2011

Men’s Cross Country Ranked Fourth in Preseason Poll

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King Men's Cross Country received the fourth place tab in this year's Conference Carolina preseason coaches' poll.

The poll ranking comes just a week after the team was named second in the southeast region and days before their first meet. The Tornado are scheduled to compete in the Covered Bridge Invitational in Boone, N.C. on Friday, Sept. 2.

Queens (N.C.) was voted to finish first in the conference with 10 of the 11 available first place votes while Belmont Abbey earned the remaining vote and a fifth place nod.

Complete poll (first place votes): Queens, 100 (10); Mount Olive, 81; Lees McRae (73); King, 71; Belmont Abbey, 62 (1); Limestone, 58; Erskine, 50; Barton, 36; Coker, 30; Pfeiffer, 23; North Greenville, 21.