Men's Cross Country

 
September 2, 2010

2010 Men's Cross Country Preview - Raiders Want To Send Homon Out a Winner

ALLIANCE, Ohio--The University of Mount Union men's cross country team wants to send long-time coach John Homon (pictured) out a winner in 2010.

Homon is in his 31st and final season as coach and will retire at the end of the semester.  Under his tenure, the Purple Raiders have won 12 Ohio Athletic Conference championships and preseason ranked No. 21 in the nation, Mount Union is primed to make another "run" this season.

Leading the list of returning runners is senior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry), who was an All-OAC and all-region runner a year ago.  Other key returners include fellow seniors Erik Reed (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) and Scott Wolfe (East Palestine/East Palestine) along with junior Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood).

"We have four solid returners, but if we are going to be successful we have to find a fifth runner," commented Homon.

Finding that fifth runner begins this weekend as Mount Union travels to Grand Island, N.Y. for the Daniel Walker Invitational hosted by Buffalo State (N.Y.) College.

"This is a very competitive meet that will show us where we are at and what we need to do," stated Homon.

The remainder of the schedule is highlighted by races Sept. 11 in North Canton at Walsh, Sept. 25 at Otterbein which will also hold the OAC Championships on Oct. 30 along with the All-Ohio Championships at Cedarville (Oct. 1) and the Oberlin Regional Rumble (Oct. 16)

United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

 

NCAA Division III

 

Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

 

2010 Preseason, September 1

 

next ranking: September 22

 
     
 
 

Rank

Institution (FPV)

Points

 
 

1

Washington (Mo.) (4)

271

 
 

2

North Central (Ill.) (3)

267

 
 

3

Allegheny (Pa.) (1)

260

 
 

4

Haverford (Pa.)

255

 
 

5

NYU

249

 
 

6

Geneseo State (N.Y.)

245

 
 

7

Wis.-Platteville

228

 
 

8

Calvin (Mich.)

224

 
 

9

Brandeis (Mass.)

209

 
 

10

Wis.-La Crosse

207

 
 

11

Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)

196

 
 

12

St. Lawrence (N.Y.)

188

 
 

12

Williams (Mass.)

188

 
 

14

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

181

 
 

15

Wis.-Whitewater

158

 
 

16

St. Olaf (Minn.)

154

 
 

17

Willamette (Ore.)

138

 
 

18

Wis.-Stevens Point

137

 
 

19

Grinnell (Iowa)

114

 
 

20

Elizabethtown (Pa.)

106

 
 

21

Mount Union

105

 
 

22

Amherst (Mass.)

98

 
 

23

Plattsburgh State (N.Y.)

97

 
 

24

Hamline (Minn.)

91

 
 

24

Heidelberg

91

 
 

26

Colorado College

84

 
 

27

Wis.-Oshkosh

83

 
 

27

Dickinson (Pa.)

83

 
 

29

Manchester (Ind.)

41

 
 

30

Rochester (N.Y.)

38

 
 

31

Centre (Ky.)

34

 
 

32

Tufts (Mass.)

32

 
 

33

Keene State (N.H.)

25

 
 

34

Cortland State (N.Y.)

24

 
 

34

Emory (Ga.)

24

 
 

Others Receiving Votes: Wheaton (Ill.) 23, Oberlin 16, Southern Maine 13, MIT 11, Augustana (Ill.) 11, Nebraska Wesleyan 10, Lynchburg 8, UW Eau Claire 7, Whitworth 7, Pomona-Pitzer 6, Case Western Reserve 4, Ohio Wesleyan 2, Susquehanna 1, Bowdoin 1.

 
 
 
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