AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's cross country team was picked fourth in the Ohio Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.
The Purple Raiders recieved 59 points in the poll which was five behind third place Ohio Northern (64).
Otterbein received eight first place votes and is atop the poll with 80 points. John Carroll in second with 71 points and Ohio Northern each split the other two first place votes.
Mount Union finished fifth last year at the OAC Championships and are led this year by sophomore Katie Durisin (Painsville/Riverside).
The Purple Raiders open the season Friday, September 1, at the Ric Sayre Invitational at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
The OAC Championship is Saturday, October 28 in Tiffin, Ohio.
2017 OAC Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll
- Otterbein 80 (8)
- John Carroll 71 (1)
- Ohio Northern 64 (1)
- Mount Union 59
- Baldwin Wallace 47
- Heidelberg 45
- Capital 32
- Muskingum 25
- Marietta 14
- Wilmington 13