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XC: Perham girls garner first-ever national ranking

The Perham girls cross country team has received their first-ever national ranking at No. 24 among Division II small schools. The recognition adds more moxy to a team with a lot of momentum at mid-season having completed an impressive performance...

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The Perham girls cross country team has received their first-ever national ranking at No. 24 among Division II small schools.

The recognition adds more moxy to a team with a lot of momentum at mid-season having completed an impressive performance at last weekend's Griak in St. Paul, heading in to their annual home meet this Thursday, all on a quest for the team's first-ever state cross countrychampionship.

GIRLS DIVISION II NATIONAL TEAM POWER RANKINGS (National Rank; Team Name; Head Coach)   1. .7364 The Classical Academy HS, Colorado Springs, CO Head Coach Alan Versaw
  2. .7066 Monticello HS, Monticello, IL Head Coach Jeff Butler
  3. .7063 Decatur St. Teresa HS, Decatur, IL Head Coach Todd Vohland
  4. .7028 East Aurora HS, East Aurora, NY Head Coach Walt McLaughlin   5. .7019 Bronxville HS, Bronxville, NY Head Coach Jim Mitchell   6. .6694 Holliday HS, Holliday, TX Head Coach Glenn Griffin   7. .6596 Tatnall HS, Wilmington, DE Head Coach Patrick Castagno   8. .6523 Liberty Center HS, Liberty, OH Head Coach Tim Atkinson
  9. .6418 Annandale HS, Annandale, MN Head Coach Scott Massmann
10. .6289 Bushland HS, Amarillo, TX Head Coach Kevin Ufford
11. .6052 Lakeside HS, Nine Mile Falls, WA Head Coach Sally Revere 12. .5759 Riverside HS, Chattaroy, WA Head Coach Bill Kemp
13. .5718 Oak Hall HS,  Gainesville, Florida Head Coach Edwin McTureous
14. .5618 Bolles HS,  Jacksonville, Florida Head Coach Tony Ryan
15. .5584 Lansing Catholic HS, Lansing Township, MI Head Coach Tim Simpson 16. .5507 Flintridge Prep HS,  La Cañada Flintridge, CA Head Coach Ingrid Herskind
17. .5502 Mount Saint Dominic HS, Caldwell, New Jersey Head Coach Asim Kohli
18. .5372 Dodgeville HS, Mineral Point, WI Head Coach Denny McGraw
19. .5340 Academy of the Holy Names HS, Albany, NY Head Coach Carlo Cherubino
20. .5293 Delaware Military Academy HS, Wilmington, DE Head Coach Noel Breger
21. .5281 Minster HS, Minster, OH Head Coach Jessie Magato
22. .5105 Coldwater HS,  Coldwater, Ohio Head Coach Dan Pohlman
23. .4783 Onalaska HS, Onalaska, WI Head Coach John Hibshman
24. .4317 Perham HS, Perham, MN Head Coach Jeff Morris
25. .4250 Calvin Christian HS, Granville, MI Head Coach Laurens TenKate http://www.runnerspace.com/gprofile.php?do=news&mgroup_id=45417&news_id=183198

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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