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MIAA releases preseason indoor track and field polls

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Press Release: MIAA Conference 

The Central Missouri men havebeen picked to repeat as MIAA Indoor Track and Field Champions. The Lincolnwomen received all the possible first place votes and were also selected torepeat at MIAA Champions.

In the men's poll Pittsburg State has been picked to finish second, takingthree first place votes and coming in three points ahead of Missouri Southernwho is picked third. Emporia State has been picked to finish fourth overall inthe poll. Nebraska-Kearney comes in just two points ahead of Lincoln for fifthand sixth in the poll.

Fort Hays State has been picked to finish eighth in the poll with NorthwestMissouri picked to finish ninth and Lindenwood picked tenth by the coaches.

In the women's poll Central Missouri is picked to finish second just one pointahead of Missouri Southern who landed the other first place vote. PittsburgState is picked to finish fourth just four points ahead of Emporia State who ispicked to finish fifth. Nebraska-Kearney is picked to finish sixth coming inahead of Southwest Baptist who has been picked to finish seventh.

The only tie in the poll Northwest Missouri and Fort Hays State are both pickedto finish eighth receiving 33 points each in the poll. Lindenwood has beenpicked to finish 10th with Central Oklahoma picked to finish 11th at thisyear's championships.

The MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled for Feb. 28 andMarch 1-2 from the Leggett and Platt Athletic Center in Joplin, Mo.

2013-14 MIAA Preseason Men's ITF Poll
1. Central Missouri (7)     79
2. Pittsburg State (3)       70
3. Missouri Southern       67
4. Emporia State            55
5. Nebraska-Kearney      46
6. Lincoln                      44
7. Southwest Baptist       33
8. Fort Hays State           26
9. Northwest Missouri     18
10. Lindenwood              12

2013-14 MIAA Preseason Women's ITF Coaches Poll
1. Lincoln (10)                  100
2. Central Missouri             82
3. Missouri Southern (1)      81
4. Pittsburg State                72
5. Emporia State                 68
6. Nebraska-Kearney          52
7. Southwest Baptist           45
T8. Northwest Missouri       33
T8. Fort Hays State             33
10. Lindenwood                  23
11. Central Oklahoma         16 

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