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09.13.12 | M Cross Country

Baker Moves up One Spot in Poll

Eric Larson took fourth at the Maple Leaf Invitational Eric Larson took fourth at the Maple Leaf Invitational

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University men’s cross country team jumped up one spot in this week’s NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches Top 25 Poll, from No. 25 to No. 24.

The Wildcats took first-place in its first meet of the season at its host Maple Leaf Invitational on Sept. 2. With the top four places going to Wildcats, Jeremy Bryan (1), Aaron Caldwell (2), Justin Bryan (3) and Eric Larson (4).

Baker will now travel to Joplin, Mo., this Saturday, Sept. 15 to take on one of the premiere meets in the Midwest at the Missouri Southern Stampede.

Check out www.bakerwildcats.com for a recap and full results from the race on Saturday.

Notes: (All information dates back to 1999) Four teams have started the season ranked No. 1 and gone on to win the national championship: Former NAIA Member Malone (Ohio) - 2007, 08 and 09; Virginia Intermont - 2005 and 06; Former NAIA Member Minot State (N.D.) - 2002; Life (Ga.) - 1999 and 2000... There has only been one program that has been able to maintain the No. 1 ranking for an entire season with Malone accomplishing the feat in 2007 and 08... Southern Oregon has been ranked No. 1 13 times which ranks them four all-time; two behind former NAIA member Virginia Intermont... Malone has been ranked No. 1 the most with 38 selections... Arizona Christian enters the Top 25 for the first time in school history.

Rank   Last Week    School First-Place Votes    Final Points
1 1 Southern Oregon 19 590
2 4 Cal State San Marcos    2 558
3 5 Oklahoma Baptist
549
4 2 Lewis-Clark State 541
5 7 Shawnee State 497
6 8 British Columbia 476
7 6 The Master's  463
8 16 Southwestern 421
9 15 College of Idaho 418
10 13 Aquinas 414
11 3 Wayland Baptist 393
12 11 Eastern Oregon 377
13 14 Morningside 369
14 10 Bryan 363
15 12 Westmont 348
16 16 Spring Arbor 325
17 NR Arizona Christian 266
18 19 Concordia 265
19 21 Embry-Riddle 225
20 20 Cornerstone 214
21 18 Biola 195
22 RV Indiana Wesleyan 158
23 24 Olivet Nazarene 128
24 25 Baker 123
25 23 Cumberlands 112

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