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Bulldog Men’s And Women’s Cross Country Picked To Finish Fourth In Conference

UMW Sports Press Release

DILLON, Mont. - — In the 2023 preseason cross country coach’s poll, the Bulldog Men’s and

Women’s cross country teams were picked to finish fourth overall in the conference.


Both men’s and women’s polls were identical with Carroll College picked to finish first overall.

Montana Tech was picked to finish second followed by Rocky Mountain College. The Bulldogs slotted in at fourth, followed by the University of Providence and MSU-Northern.



Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. First place was worth five points, a

second place vote is worth four points, a third place vote is worth three points, a fourth place

vote is worth two points and a fifth place vote is worth one point. There are 90 total points

available


Women

  • Carroll College (4) 24

  • Montana Tech (2) 21

  • Rocky Mountain College 16

  • Montana Western 14

  • Providence 10

  • MSU-Northern 5


Men

  • Carroll College (4) 24

  • Montana Tech (2) 22

  • Rocky Mountain College 16

  • Montana Western 13

  • Providence 10

  • MSU-Northern 5



The Bulldogs are under the direction of new head coach Taylor Grove. Grove joined the

Bulldogs from Campbellsville, Ky. where she served as the assistant coach for both the men's

and women's cross country teams and the track and field teams at Campbellsville University.


"I think this is great opportunity for me as a coach to strengthen the program here at Montana

Western and provide athletes with an amazing athletic experience and the opportunity to

compete during college." Taylor Grove said.


The Bulldogs will kick off the season on September 7 at the Conference Preview Meet in Great Falls, Mont.



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