Manchester College has the seventh best men’s cross country and track and field programs in the nation, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The ranking surpassed the expectations of Brian Cashdollar, coach of both cross country and track and field teams. “I knew that we would make the list this year, I just didn’t expect us to rank so high,” he says.
Scoring is based on the combined teams’ finish at each NCAA Division III Championship in cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. Manchester’s ranking was based on a 26th place national finish in cross country, 27th place in indoor track and field, and 34th in outdoor track and field.
Cross country and track and field are among 17 sports offered to men and women at Manchester College, a member of the NCAA Division III.