Holy Cross Men's Cross Country Selected Sixth in Preseason Poll
-The Holy Cross men's cross country team has been selected
to finish sixth in the 2009 Patriot League preseason poll as voted
on by conference coaches and sports information directors from
around the league, it was announced today. Navy, last year's
co-champion, was selected as the preseason favorite, garnering 95
points and 11 first-place votes. The Midshipmen edged out rival and
fellow 2008 co-champion Army, which received 89 points and five
first-place votes. American was third in the preseason poll with 69
points, followed by Lehigh in fourth place (61 points) and Bucknell
in fifth (55 points). Holy Cross and Colgate tied for sixth in the
preseason rankings with 31 points, and Lafayette was picked eighth
with 15 points.
The Crusaders return 11 letterwinners and welcome six incoming freshman to the 2009 squad. Holy Cross opens its season Saturday, Sept. 12 when it travels to the Blue Devil Invitational. The meet is set to begin at 10:00 a.m.