The Lander University women's cross country team was selected to finish 10th in the Peach Belt Conference women's cross country preseason poll, as voted on by the league's head coaches.
The Bearcats are competing for the first time since 2008, when Lander finished seventh at the PBC Championship. Lander won the first three conference titles in league history, claiming the PBC championship from 1991-93.
The Bearcats have four regular-season meets. The team opens the season at the Eye Opener Invitational on Sept. 1.
North Georgia was selected to win the conference championship, earning all 10 first-place votes. Augusta and Flagler rounded out the top three. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.
1. North Georgia (10)
4. UNC Pembroke
5. Georgia College
6. Columbus State
7. Clayton State
8. Georgia Southwestern
9. Francis Marion
11. USC Aiken