Women's track and field picked to finish second in preseason MIAA Outdoor Coaches Poll

Kansas City, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team has been picked to finish second in the 2014 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Coaches Poll, the league announced today. 

Fresh off a 29th-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships, the Lions also finished second in the 2014 MIAA Indoor Championships held in Joplin.

Lincoln was picked first in the poll, with the Lions trailing by only 11 points in second and receiving one first-place vote in the process. Central Missouri was third, followed by Pittsburg State, Nebraska-Kearney, Southwest Baptist, Emporia State, Northwest Missouri, Fort Hays, Central Oklahoma and Lindenwood to round out the poll.

The Lions will open up the 2014 outdoor season this weekend, competing at the Pittsburg State Invite. 

2014 MIAA Preseason Women's OTF Coaches Poll
1. Lincoln (10)                     100
2. Missouri Southern (1)       89
3. Central Missouri               81
4. Pittsburg State                 74
5. Nebraska-Kearney           58
6. Southwest Baptist            53
7. Emporia State                  51
T8. Northwest Missouri        31
T8. Fort Hays State             31
10. Central Oklahoma         19
11. Lindenwood                   18