For the first time since the preseason poll, Corban’s women’s cross country team is ranked among the nation’s elite, thanks to its performance at the 33rdannual Charles Bowles Invitational on September 29 at Bush's Pasture Park in Salem.
As announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) national office, the Warriors are ranked 26th in the nation according to the latest NAIA coaches’ poll that was released October 3.
Corban is one of three Cascade Collegiate Conference schools to be ranked in the top 30 nationally.
The Warriors finished 12th overall at the Charles Bowles Invitational held last month in Salem. The finish was the highest ever for the Corban women runners at the event, as senior Danielle Jordan (Medford, Ore.) led the charge with 27th place.
This is the sixth time the team has been ranked in the NAIA coaches’ poll. The highest ranking in program history came last season when the final poll was released with Warriors standing at No. 16 in the nation. Other rankings were 29th (August 22, 2007), 33rd (October 18, 2006), 34th (October 25, 2006), and 35th (October 4, 2006). Visit www.corban.edu/athletics for more sports news.