PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Cross Country) – Following a two-week hiatus, the Shawnee State men's cross country team is back in the NAAI Coaches' Top 25 poll. The Bears come in at No. 25 after falling to the receiving votes category the past two weeks.
SSU is back in the national rankings following a team victory at the Mid-South Conference Championships over the weekend. The final poll of the season was announced Sunday evening.
The Shawnee State University men's cross country team proved to be the fastest team on the course, as they claimed their fifth straith Mid-South Conference championship enroute to qualifying for the NAIA National Championship.
The Bears were victorous over the seven other Mid-South Conference teams with a score of 19 points, beating second place Cumberlands who accumulated 66 points.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Men's Cross Country) – The Shawnee State men's cross country team was in action over the weekend, finishing in ninth place of 35 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge on Saturday afternoon.
The Bears were led by Joe Stewart, who ran the 8,000 meter race in a time of 26:23 to finish in 20th place. Breydon Gates came in second for SSU, crossing the finish line in 36th with a time of 29:45.
WILMINGTON, Ohio (Men's & Women's Cross Country) – The men's and women's cross country teams each had several runners in action Friday evening, as three men and five women ran at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic at Wilmington College.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (Men's Cross Country) – The No. 13 Shawnee State men's cross country squad used a 12th place individual finish from Breydon Gates (SR/Belpre, Ohio) en route to a sixth place team finish of 31 teams at the NAIA Preview meet on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.