Johns Hopkins Tops Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll

Johns Hopkins Tops Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll

Defending champion Johns Hopkins is the preseason favorite to capture the 2018 Centennial title in a poll of Conference coaches.

The Blue Jays received all nine available first-place votes for a total of 81 points in the preseason poll. Dickinson ranked second, earning one first-place vote and 72 points. Haverford was chosen to finish third with 64 points. Swarthmore (59) and Gettysburg (46) round out the top five.
 

2018 Preseason Poll Results

1- Johns Hopkins (9 first-place votes), 81 points
2- Dickinson, 72 (1)
3- Haverford, 64
4- Swarthmore, 59
5- Gettysburg, 46
6- Muhlenberg, 38
7- Bryn Mawr, 33
8- Ursinus, 23
9- Franklin & Marshall, 21
10- McDaniel, 13


Returning 2017 All-Conference Runners

FIRST TEAM

Ellie Clawson *, Johns Hopkins, Sr., Bellevue, Wash. / Issaquah
Natalia LaSpada, Johns Hopkins, Sr., San Diego, Calif. / La Jolla Country Day School
Therese Olshanski #, Johns Hopkins, Soph., Mountain Lakes, N.J. / Mountain Lakes

SECOND TEAM

Tess Cassidy, Dickinson, Jr., Brunswick, Maine / Brunswick
Lauren Jacob, Johns Hopkins, Jr., Los Altos, Calif. / Los Altos
Sarah Rinehart, Gettysburg, Sr., Eldersburg, Md. / Liberty
Kristin Meek, Johns Hopkins, Jr., Phoenix, Md. / Dulaney
Allison Rosen, Johns Hopkins, Jr., Cary, N.C. / Apex

 

* 2017 Runner of the Year
# 2017 Rookie of the Year