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NE10 Championships Set for Saturday at Reggie Lewis Center
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Heading into this Saturday's championships, the Southern Connecticut men's and women's teams were selected as the favorites to win team titles by the league's head coaches.
The 16th annual Northeast-10 Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships are set to take place this Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston, Mass.
Events will begin at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday. Follow @TheNortheast10 on Twitter for updates on the 2017 NE10 Championships.
For complete results of the NE10 Coaches' Poll, please see below.
Both Owls' teams finished second a year ago, but will be looking to turn the tables when Saturday's meet gets underway.
On the Women's side, So. Connecticut received 105 total points, including seven of a possible 12 first-place votes. The Owls just edged out the defending NE10 champions from Stonehill, as the Skyhawks received 102 points and four first-place nods. Following them was Merrimack (93) and American International (78)
The league's coaches tabbed the So. Connecticut men's team on top by the slightest of margins, as they edged out defending champion American Int'l by literally one point in the voting. The Yellow Jackets actually received more first-place votes (6) than So. Connecticut (4), but the Owls received 94 points compared to 93 for American Int'l. Stonehill (77) and Franklin Pierce (76) rounded out the top four.
2017 NE10 Women's Indoor Track & Field Pre-Championship Coaches' Poll
1. Southern Connecticut - 105 (7)
2. Stonehill - 102 (4)
3. Merrimack - 93 (1)
4. American Int'l - 78
5. Adelphi - 65
6. New Haven - 64
7. Assumption - 59
8. Franklin Pierce - 47
9. Bentley - 40
10. Saint Rose - 31
11. Southern New Hampshire - 27
12. Le Moyne - 15
2017 NE10 Men's Indoor Track & Field Pre-Championship Coaches' Poll
1. Southern Connecticut - 94 (4)
2. American Int'l - 93 (6)
3. Stonehill - 77 (1)
4. Franklin Pierce - 76
5. Merrimack - 66
6. Adelphi - 49
7. New Haven - 47
8. Assumption - 37
9. Bentley - 28
10. Saint Rose - 22
11. Le Moyne - 13
(#) – Indicates first-place votes
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.