YORK, Pa. – The Salisbury University cross country teams have each been picked to finish near the top of the Capital Athletic Conference by the coaches as the league released its preseason polls on Tuesday. The men's team has been tabbed to finish second, while the women are slated to place fourth.
The men, who will be defending their CAC championship, picked up three first-place votes and 71 points for their second-place spot, behind only Christopher Newport University, which grabbed five first-place votes and 77 points. York College of Pennsylvania earned the other two first-place votes and 65 points to land in the third spot, while the University of Mary Washington (58 points) and St. Mary's College of Maryland (48) round out the top five.
Marymount (Va.) University (38 points), Frostburg State University (33), Southern Virginia University (27), Penn State University-Harrisburg (17) and Wesley College (14) comprise the second half of the poll.
The Sea Gull women, who placed fourth at the CAC championships last year, have been picked to duplicate that feat in 2015, garnering 54 points in the poll. Christopher Newport, with 79 points and seven first-place votes, Mary Washington (72 points and three first-place votes), and York (68 points) take the top three spots.
Frostburg State (45 points), Wesley (37), St. Mary's (34), Marymount (33), Southern Virginia (17), and Penn State-Harrisburg (11) round out the preseason poll.
The Sea Gulls open their 2015 schedule at home this Saturday, Sept. 5, hosting the Salisbury University Fall Classic at Winter Place Park beginning at 9:45 a.m.
To see the CAC men's poll in its entirety, click here.
To see the CAC women's poll in its entirety, click here.