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Preseason Poll Places Valparaiso Fourth

Friday, March 24, 2006

Valparaiso's women's track and field team is projected to finish fourth at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Championships in the preseason poll released today by the conference.

The Brown and Gold totaled 19 points in the voting, comprised of the league's seven head coaches. Oral Roberts was a unanimous choice to capture the conference crown. Western Illinois and Southern Utah placed second and third, respectively, while UMKC, Oakland, and Chicago State rounded out the polling.

The Mid-Con Outdoor Championships are scheduled to take place in Macomb, Ill. on May 11-13.

2005-2006 Mid-Continent Conference Preseason Poll

Team Points
1. Oral Roberts 36 (6)
2. Western Illinois 30
3. Southern Utah 27 (1)
4. Valparaiso 19
5. UMKC 18
6. Oakland 10
7. Chicago State 7
(First place votes in parentheses)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler