Both the Hope College women’s and men’s cross country teams are regionally ranked heading into the 2021 season.
The Flying Dutch topped the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Women’s NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional poll, while the Flying Dutchmen are ninth in the men’s poll.
The USTFCCCA rankings use the NCAA’s new, 10-region model that goes into effect on September 1. The new regions that will be used are the East, Great Lakes, Metro, Mid-Atlantic, Mideast, Midwest, Niagara, North, South, and West.
The next USTFCCCA regional rankings will be announced on Tuesday, September 14.
Led by head coach Mark Northuis, Hope opens the season on Wednesday, September 1 at the Olivet College Comet Open at Broadway Acres Golf Course in Charlotte.
It will be the first meet in 648 days for the Flying Dutch and 655 days for the Flying Dutchmen. The 2020 cross country season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.