Kansas City, Mo. — The Missouri Southern women’s track and field team has been picked to finish second in the preseason MIAA Indoor Track and Field Coaches Poll, the league announced today.
The Lions received one first-place vote and trailed first-place Lincoln by 15 points. The team returns All-Americans in both Amber White and Kaylee Morgan from last year’s indoor squad that placed second in the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Morgan was an All-American in the long jump, while White earned All-American status in the 400m.
Defending champion Lincoln was picked to repeat, while Southern, Central Missouri, Pittsburg State and Nebraska-Kearney round out the top five teams. Southwest Baptist was picked sixth, followed by Emporia State, Northwest Missouri, Fort Hays State, Lindenwood and Central Oklahoma to round out the poll.
The Lions will open up the indoor season on December 6, as Southern plays host to the MSSU Invite inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.
2014-15 MIAA Preseason Women's ITF Coaches Poll 1. Lincoln (10) 100 2. Missouri Southern (1) 85 3. Central Missouri 83 4. Pittsburg State 76 5. Nebraska-Kearney 62 6. Southwest Baptist 52 7. Emporia State 40 8. Northwest Missouri 36 9. Fort Hays State 30 10. Lindenwood 27 11. Central Oklahoma 14