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Lights cross country program reaches new milestone

Northern harriers ranked in NAIA Men's Top 25


Last updated 11/25/2020 at 1:16pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Liam Baez-Terry crosses the finish line at the Frontier Conference Championships earlier this month in Havre. After finishing third at the meet, the Lights are now ranked in the NAIA Men's Coaches Poll for the first time in the program's six-year history.

They came close last season. Now, they've achieved a major goal. The Montana State University-Northern Lights cross country team is nationally ranked.

In the newest NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches Poll, the Lights, of head coach Chad Spangler, are ranked 25th. It's the first time in the program's brief history that a Northern cross country team has been nationally ranked.

"We were closing in on national recognition at the end of last season, getting some votes from some raters in different parts of the country," Spangler said. "Unfortunately, we didn't finish well last year and we didn't...

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