Division II National Team Rankings See Some Top 10 Shifts
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday afternoon the fifth weekly update of the NCAA Division II National Team Rankings for indoor track & field. The men of Adams State and the women of Lincoln (Mo.) remain tops in the division.
On the men’s side, Ashland moved up from No. 4 to No. 3 and Pittsburg State lands in the top five for the first time this season. Women’s national team rankings see Adams State move from No. 5 to No. 3 after winning their ninth-straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) title.
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National team ranking points are accumulated by using season-best marks, set by teams in the 2010 indoor season through last weekend as reported to the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). This week’s release of updated rankings for NCAA’s Division II mark the last national team rankings using all data from TFRRS. The release on March 9 will include only those declared and accepted into the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships to be held March 12-13, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Here are some of the best marks from the past weekend, the final of the regular season in Division II:
- Senior Chris Reddick for No. 9 East Stroudsburg clocked 21.34 over 200 meters for D2’s second-best time this season at the PSAC Championships.
- Sophomore Curtis Smithey of No. 20 Findlay ran a 47.52 400-meter time at the GLIAC Championships to sit in a tie for second on the national list.
- Senior Tony Filipek of No. 19 Saginaw Valley State notched a D2-leading 1:50.57 over 800 meters to win the GLIAC Championship.
- No. 24 Stonehill frosh Corey Thomas leaped to a national lead in the high jump with a 7-2¼ (2.19m) clearance at the New England Championships. Thomas also ran 7.98 in the 60-meter hurdles last weekend to rank No. 3 nationally in that event.
- No. 11 Tiffin’s 4×400-meter relay team clocked 3:12.09 at the GLIAC Championships for the second-best time in NCAA’s Division II.
- The DMR for No. 1 Adams state clocked a 9:46.70 for a new D2 leader.
- Sophomore Dan Novak for No. 2 Minnesota State topped 16-8 (5.08m) in the pole vault at the NSIC Championships.
- Senior Ben McKim of Northwest Missouri moved to No. 2 nationally in the shot put with a 59-9 (18.21m) mark.
- Hillsdale’s Aaron Falk had a mark of 69-1½ (21.07m) in the weight throw at the GLIAC Championships.
- Indira Spence, a sophomore, for No. 3 Adams State ran 23.96 over 200 meters at the RMAC Championships.
- Bemidji State’s Kristi Buerkle ran 54.79 for a NSIC title and the Division II lead in the 400 meters.
- Nkeiruka Domike of No. 4 Neb.-Omaha extended her national lead in the triple jump with a 42-½ (12.81m) measure at the MIAA Championships.
- Freshman Liz Murphy of No. 2 Grand Valley State threw to a national-leading mark of 62-8 (19.10m) in the weight throw.
- Central Missouri’s Lindsay Lettow scored the second-best pentathlon score in D2 this year with 3,845 points at the MIAA Championships.
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NCAA Division II
Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings
2010 Week #5 – March 2
|13||Grand Valley State||51.83||—|
|19||Saginaw Valley State||49.69||—|
Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings
2010 Week #5 – March 2
|2||Grand Valley State||177.04||2|
|10||St. Cloud State||75.25||11|
|11||Johnson C. Smith||74.11||10|
|17||New Mexico Highlands||48.31||—|
|18||Fort Hays State||44.78||19|