INDIANAPOLIS -- The Great Midwest Athletlic Conference Cross Country Coaches' Poll presented by Under Armour was released on Thursday and saw the Ohio Dominican women projected to finish ninth with the men finishing 10th in the conference.
The Panther women have four returners from a year ago led by senior Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) who a year ago competed in four races for the Panthers while junior Kylee Risinger-O'Malley (Grove City, Ohio), and sophomores Ashley Wihl (Williamsport, Ohio) and Addy Miller-Brown (Marysville, Ohio) competed in all six races a year ago. The Panther women will also bring in four newcomers this season.
The Panther men have seven returners from a year ago led by seniors Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio) and Jaren Gilliam (Euclid, Ohio) who both ran in all six events for the Panthers a year ago. Also returning on the men's side includes junior Chayse Smith (Crooksville, Ohio) and Keaton McNair (Pickerington, Ohio) and sophomores Adam Kamel (Berea, Ohio), Sean Noll (Sheridan, Ohio) and Ethan Sinning (Tipp City, Ohio). The men will also bring in two newcomers to the lineup in the 2019 season.
ODU kicks off their season at the Tommy Evans Invitational hosted by Akron on Saturday, September 7.
Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll
- Walsh - 144 Points (12 first-place votes)
- Hillsdale - 130 Points (1 first-place vote)
- Cedarville - 123 Points
- Malone - 113 Points
- Findlay - 97 Points
- Ursuline - 79 Points
- Alderson Broaddus - 62 Points
- Ohio Valley - 60 Points
- Ohio Dominican - 57 Points
- Trevecca Nazarene - 48 Points
- Tiffin - 39 Points
- Kentucky Wesleyan - 36 Points
- Lake Erie - 26 Points
Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll
- Walsh - 117 Points (7 first-place votes)
- Malone - 112 Points (4 first-place votes)
- Cedarville - 99 Points (1 first-place vote)
- Hillsdale - 96 Points
- Findlay - 81 Points
- Tiffin - 62 Points
- Trevecca Nazarene - 56 Points
- Kentucky Wesleyan - 46 Points
- Ohio Valley - 41 Points
- Ohio Dominican - 37 Points
- Alderson Broaddus - 29 Points
- Lake Erie - 16 Points