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Women's Cross Country Ranks Tenth In NAIA Preseason Poll

August 28, 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Master’s College women’s cross country team ranks tenth in the nation, according to the 2013 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 poll.

Last season, the Lady Mustangs ended with a No. 25 national ranking, just after Hannah Kellermen (Sartell, MN), Katrina Graham (Riverside, CA), and Karis Frankian (Saugus, CA) represented The Master’s College with excellence at the 2012 NAIA National Championships. In fact, Both Kellerman and Frankian earned NAIA All-American honors and are expected to lead the Lady Mustangs for what is being projected as the strongest squad in program history.

The 2013 season will boast a seasoned roster for the Lady Mustangs who return all six veterans to go along with four new recruits signed in the offseason.

“The Lady Mustangs have an opportunity to win conference this year and be a top contender in the nation,” said head coach Zach Schroeder. “Being led by team captains Hannah Kellerman and Karis Frankian, we will be very strong with two quality frontrunners.  The secret to our team will be the depth we will boast this year as we have four newcomers who will really add depth to the critical three, four, and five spots.  With a strong field the Lady Mustangs will no doubt be the best team we have ever fielded in program history.”

Attesting to the strength of their roster, the Lady Mustangs rank first in the GSAC according to the Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Poll released on Monday, August 26.

For now, the Lady Mustangs will continue to prepare for their season opener on September 7, at the UC Irvine Invitational.

To view the complete 2013 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, click here.