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App State men's cross country are the defending SoCon champions
Courtesy: Appalachian State Athletics
Men's Cross Country Picked to Finish Fourth
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Sunday 08/25/2013 (ET)
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Appalachian State University men’s and cross country was picked to finish fourth in the Southern Conference preseason poll for the 2013 season.

Furman and UNCG topped the men’s preseason poll, both receiving 73 points, followed by Chattanooga with 65 points.  Appalachian State clinched the fourth place spot by tallying 64 points. Davidson (48), Samford (42), Western Carolina (31), Elon (25), The Citadel (19), and Wofford (10) rounded out the remaining spots in the poll for the men.

The defending SoCon champions will begin their season Friday, Aug. 30 in Boone for the Covered Bridge Open. The SoCon championship will be held in Birmingham, Ala. on Nov. 2.


2013 Cross Country Preseason Poll


Team (first-place votes)                        Points

T1. Furman (2)                                       73

T1. UNCG (6)                                         73

3. Chattanooga (2)                                65

4. Appalachian State                            64

5. Davidson                                            48

6. Samford                                              42

7. Western Carolina                              31

8. Elon                                                      25

9. The Citadel                                         19

10. Wofford                                              10

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