Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field and cross country program finished as the ninth-best men's program in Division II as announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The cross country program finished with a 19th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships this year. The indoor track and field team placed 19th at the NCAA meet, while the outdoor team placed 29th at last week's outdoor championships.
Southern earned 70.5 points overall as teams were placed higher, the fewer points they had. The Lions were the top-ranked MIAA team finishing 8.5 points in front of Nebraska-Kearney. Southern was just a half-point behind eighth-place Augustana and were just 4.5 points behind sixth-place Shippensburg.
Nebraska-Kearney was 10th, while Central Missouri was 13th as the only MIAA schools ranked in the top 16.