Viking Men's Cross Country Ranked No. 17 to Open Season

Posted August 28, 2014

Marshall, Mo. (August 28, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College men’s cross country team enters its 2014 season as the No. 17 ranked team in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll


This is the second-consecutive season the Viking men’s cross country team has been ranked in the preseason coaches’ poll and the No. 17 ranking is the highest in program history.  Missouri Valley is the only Heart of America Athletic Conference team ranked in the preseason coaches’ poll, with Central Methodist University in the “others receiving votes” category.


The Vikings are coming off a 2013 season which included a Heart of America Athletic Conference championship which earned the team a berth in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship.


The 2014 season opens for the cross country program on Sept. 5 at the Walt Crawford Open at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.


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About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit



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