Both the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams for Dakota State have been tabbed as favorites to capture their respective NSAA Conference titles, according to the preseason coaches poll. The women edged out Dickinson State by one point (both teams received three first place votes). Dickinson and Dakota State shared the title last year, the Trojans finished a spot ahead of the Blue Hawks at the National Meet.

Coming off of their second straight conference title, the DSU Men have been selected to three-peat. They and Viterbo each received three first place votes, Trojans tallied four more overall votes than the V-Hawks.

Dakota State debuts its 2020 season on Saturday as they host their 18th annual Herb Blakely Invitational.