San Antonio - The Trinity women's cross country team has been ranked 10th in the nation for the second consecutive time by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division III Poll.
Led by fourth-year Head Coach Emily Daum, the Tigers are also #1 in the NCAA South/Southeast Region for the second straight occasion. Trinity vaulted from the 31st national position in the October 18 poll, after a strong sixth-place performance at the Principia College Cowbell Invitational - also known as Pre-Nationals - in Elsah, Illinois.
Trinity captured the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship at Texas Lutheran University on October 28 in Seguin, Texas. The Tigers won the crown with a score of 21 points, which is the fifth-lowest total in conference history. Trinity won the SCAC title for the first time since winning back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.
Laura Taylor and Molly McCullough went 1-2 in the women's race, which had eight Tiger runners finish in the top 14 slots to earn All-SCAC honors. Taylor became the first Trinity student-athlete to claim SCAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year accolades since Maddie Murphy in 2013.
Next up for the Tiger women and men is a trip to Newport News, Virginia, for the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Championships on November 11. Qualifying Regional entrants will advance to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, to be held November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.