Bridgeport, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats have been picked to repeat as Mountain East Conference champions after a vote conducted by the league’s coaches.
WVWC finished with a maximum of 100 points in the poll after being picked to finish first on 10 ballots. The Bobcats dominated the 2013 MEC Championship with five runners in the top 10, and all of those runners are slated to return, including MEC Freshman and Runner of the Year Naomi Underwood.
Wheeling Jesuit was picked to finish second with 89 points and received the other first-place vote. The Cards will need to replace their top three finishers at the MEC Championship last year.
Charleston was picked to finish third with 75 points, narrowly in front of West Liberty in fourth with 73 points. Concord was tabbed to finish fifth, followed by Fairmont State (54), Notre Dame (51) and UVa-Wise (40). Urbana and Glenville State tied for ninth with 28 points, and West Virginia State rounded out the poll with 11 points.
|2014 MEC Women’s Cross Country Preseason Poll|
|1.||West Virginia Wesleyan (10)||100|
|2.||Wheeling Jesuit (1)||89|
|9. (t)||Glenville State||28|
|11.||West Virginia State||11|
|() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team