August 16, 2018--The Mount St. Mary's men's cross country team has been picked third in the annual Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.
Nine-time defending champion Central Connecticut was picked to finish first, followed by Sacred Heart, the Mount, Saint Francis U, Wagner, Bryant, Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis Brooklyn. The Mount, coming off a fourth-place finish at last year's NEC Championships, will be led by a pair of All-NEC performers in Nick Fransham and Isaac Kole. Fransham finished in eighth place at last year's NEC championship while Kole finished in 14th place.
The Mount opens the 2018 season at home with the Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals on Friday, August 31, at 1:00 p.m.
2018 Northeast Conference Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Central Connecticut (6)
2. Sacred Heart (1)
3. Mount St. Mary's (1)
4. Saint Francis U
7. Fairleigh Dickinson
8. St. Francis Brooklyn
First place votes in parentheses