Arkansas State predicted to win Sun Belt Conference cross country titles

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Sun Belt Communications

NEW ORLEANS – The Arkansas State men’s and women’s cross country teams have been predicted to win the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships, as determined by a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Sun Belt on Wednesday released its 2021 Cross Country Preseason Coaches’ Polls.

The Arkansas State and App State men both earned 91 points, but the Red Wolves received four first-place votes. The Mountaineers and South Alabama garnered three first-place votes apiece.  App State has won two of the last four Sun Belt Men’s Cross Country Championships – most recently in 2019 – while South Alabama captured last season’s league title.

The Arkansas State women accumulated 139 points and seven first-place votes. App State picked up five first-place votes. Arkansas State has won the last two Sun Belt Women’s Cross Country Championships.

The 2021 Sun Belt Conference Championships are set for Friday, October 29, at Brookley by the Bay in Mobile, Ala., hosted by the University of South Alabama.

2021 Sun Belt Conference Men’s Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll
T1. Arkansas State (4) – 91
T1. App State (3) – 91
3. South Alabama (3) – 88
4. UTA – 68
5. Texas State – 58
6. Little Rock – 43
7. Louisiana – 41
8. Coastal Carolina – 29
9. Troy – 25
10. ULM – 16

2021 Sun Belt Conference Women’s Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll 
1. Arkansas State (7) – 139
2. App State (5) – 136
3. South Alabama – 115
4. Troy – 98
5. UTA – 90
6. Texas State – 74
7. Coastal Carolina – 69
8. Little Rock – 56
9. Georgia Southern – 42
10. ULM – 41
11. Georgia State – 39
12. Louisiana – 37

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