Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State men's cross country remained in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 on Wednesday evening, falling four places to #24.
The Bears were ranked 20th in the preseason poll, and climbed to #19 on September 14th before falling back to #20 on September 28th. Despite the four spot drop, Shawnee State continues to be the only Mid-South Conference member institution ranked in the top 25.
The Bears won the Mid-South Conference Preview behind Adrian Ross (SR/Chillicothe, Ohio)' first place finish. Parker Blain (JR/Marietta, Ohio) placed second in the race. Shawnee State's most recent result was a fifth place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic on October 1st.
St. Francis (Ill.) retained the #1 spot for the second week in a row. University of the Cumberlands are the only other Mid-South Conference team receiving votes, getting 12.
Shawnee State are next in action on Friday, October 14th when they travel to the Wilmington College Invitational.