Here is the most current version of the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for Week 6 of the 2021 season, as delivered on Wednesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Would you trust us on the off chance that we let you know that main six groups from Week 5 stayed in a similar spot following an activity pressed end of the week?
Johns Hopkins, the consistent No. 1, solidified its spot on the file with a predominant triumph at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle this previous end of the week. The Blue Jays scored only 28 focuses in the 35-group meet on account of setting its whole scoring setup in the best 10. Johns Hopkins likewise saw its next two sprinters finish eleventh and fourteenth, so they were all in the main 15.
Two West Coast groups hold down detects No. 2 and negative. 3: rivals Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer, separately. The Athenas didn’t contend this previous end of the week, however knew all about it at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational two weeks prior with a 63-point win. The Sagehens, who hopped six spots from No. 9, should contend at their own invitational, yet didn’t (COVID limitations), positively compensated for some recent setbacks at the Augustana Interregional Invitational with a noteworthy triumph over previous No. 2 (presently No. 4) Wartburg.
Trust rose eight spots between Week 5 and Week 6 to a program-best-starting around 2018 No. 8. The Flying Dutch, behind Anastasia Tucker’s singular title, completed a nearby – and we mean close – fifth at the Augustana Interregional Invitational. Trust wound up with 100 focuses, only three focuses less than No. 5 Washington (Mo.) and negative. 7 UChicago added up to in a third spot sudden death round.
Tufts, Bates and Middlebury, the third-, fourth-and fifth-place groups from the Connecticut College Invitational, sit No. 14, No. 15 and negative. 16, separately. The Jumbos were an unmistakable third behind meet hero No. 6 Williams and negative. 12 MIT, while the Bobcats and the Panthers were isolated by only four focuses (163-167). No. 19 Amherst was fifth with 169 focuses.
Three projects hopped at least seven spots since Week 5: St. Olaf went from No. 30 to No. 23 after a third-place exertion at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle; Brandeis went from No. 35 to No. 24 after a seventh-place appearing at the Connecticut College Invitational; Trine went from No. 34 to No. 27 on account of a fifth-place exertion at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble.
No. 25 UW-Stevens Point, No. 30 Colorado College and negative. 34 Smith all joined the survey after not being positioned in Week 5. This is the Pointers’ best positioning starting around 2014, while the Pioneers are positioned without precedent for program history.
Write in your schedules for Saturday, November 20, since that is the point at which the 2021 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky!