The Berea College Women's Cross Country team has been picked second in the USA South Preseason Coaches Poll which was released today.
Berea took nine first place votes and 187 points in the poll to place second. Piedmont was picked to win the conference with five first place votes and 211 points. Covenant placed third with 183 total points. Meredith followed in fourth with 179 points followed by Methodist in fifth with one first place vote and 177 points.
This is Berea's first year in the conference joining other new members Brevard College and Pfeiffer University. Brevard and Pfeiffer are not included in the polls as they are reclassifying from Division II and are not eligible for postseason play.
The Mountaineers open the season at the Berea College/Centre College Cross Country Jamboree on Friday, September 1.