Holy Savior Menard, St.Joseph’s, Episcopal, Catholic top Cross Country rankings

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With the state championship meet a week away in Natchitoches (Nov. 13-14), Holy Savior Menard and St. Joseph’s Academy top the latest Louisiana Coaches Cross Country Poll among girls while Episcopal and Catholic of Baton Rouge sit atop the boys rankings.

Among the girls small schools, Holy Savior Menard is the unanimous top-ranked team with St. Thomas Aquinas second. Episcopal is third with St. Martin’s Episcopal fourth and Newman fifth. McGehee is eighth.

In the girls large school rankings, St. Joseph’s Academy is the No. 1 team with Mandeville second. St. Michael’s is third with Vandebilt Catholic fourth and Dominican fifth. Mount Carmel is seventh and St. Scholastica is eighth.

Episcopal is the unanimous boys small schools top-ranked team with St. Thomas Aquinas second and St. Martin’s Episcopal third. Holy Savior Menard is fourth with Episcopal of Acadiana fifth. Newman is eighth.

Catholic of Baton Rouge is the top-ranked team among the boys large schools, receiving eight first place votes with Brother Martin second. The Crusaders got the other two first place votes. Holy Cross is third, Jesuit is fourth and St. Paul’s is fifth. Mandeville is sixth, Belle Chasse is seventh and John Curtis is tenth.

Louisiana Coaches Cross Country Polls:

Girls Small School Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 Menard (10) 100
2 St. Thomas Aquinas 88
3 Episcopal 77
4 St. Martin’s 62
5 Newman 51
6 Runnels 49
7 Covenant Christian 41
8 McGehee 29
9 Episcopal of Acadiana 24
10 Avoylles Charter 12
Others receiving votes: Christ Epsicopal, Westminster, Ascension Catholic
Girls Large School Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 St. Joseph’s (10) 100
2 Mandeville 90
3 St. Michael’s 78
4 Vandebilt 67
5 Dominican 65
6 Sacred Heart 45
7 Mt. Carmel 40
8 St. Scholastica 34
9 E.D. White 26
10 Lafayette 13
Others receiving votes: Belle Chasse, Barbe, University, Cabrini
Boys Small School Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 Episcopal (10) 100
2 St. Thomas Aquinas 88
3 St. Martin’s 82
4 Menard 70
5 Episcopal of Acadiana 59
6 Cedar Creek 51
7 Ascension Catholic 38
8 Newman 27
9 Runnels 25
10 Lakeside 6
Others receiving votes: Jehovah-Jireh, Country Day
Boys Large School Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 Catholic (8) 97
2 Brother Martin (2) 85
2 Holy Cross 70
4 St. Paul’s 68
5 Jesuit 49
6 Mandeville 38
7 Belle Chasse 37
8 Airline 29
9 Parkway 27
10 Curtis 14
Others receiving votes: Fontainbleau, Live Oak, St. Michael’s
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