Division II National Team Rankings See Some Top 10 Shifts

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 2, 2010   

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:

MEN

  • 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.

WOMEN

  • 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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Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings

2010 Week #5 – March 2

Rank
School
Points Last Week
1 Adams State 264.61 1
2 Saint Augustine’s 210.12 2
3 Ashland 108.48 4
4 Central Missouri 97.62 3
5 Pittsburg State 89.09 7
6 Abilene Christian 87.77 5
7 Emporia State 76.41 6
8 Lincoln (Mo.) 75.78 8
9 East Stroudsburg 65.80
10 Minnesota State 64.11 9
11 Tiffin 61.94 22
12 Indiana (Pa.) 54.54 11
13 Grand Valley State 51.83
14 American International 51.78 14
15 Hillsdale 50.67 15
16 Metro State 50.50 19
17 Colorado Mines 49.85 20
18 UMass Lowell 49.80 13
19 Saginaw Valley State 49.69
20 Findlay 49.44 16
21 Bowie State 49.07 12
22 Missouri S&T 46.11 10
23 Neb.-Kearney 45.64 17
24 Stonehill 44.97 25
25 Western Washington 38.23 21

 

Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Rankings

2010 Week #5 – March 2

Rank School Points Last Week
1 Lincoln (Mo.) 205.90 1
2 Grand Valley State 177.04 2
3 Adams State 140.71 5
4 Neb.-Omaha 123.81 4
5 Ashland 116.49 3
6 Seattle Pacific 96.42 6
7 Shippensburg 94.90 8
8 Central Missouri 86.39 9
9 Saint Augustine’s 81.94 7
10 St. Cloud State 75.25 11
11 Johnson C. Smith 74.11 10
12 Missouri Southern 69.71 13
13 Indiana (Pa.) 68.74
14 Minnesota State 61.20 14
15 Western Washington 53.19 15
16 Abilene Christian 48.63 12
17 New Mexico Highlands 48.31
18 Fort Hays State 44.78 19
19 Winona State 42.02 16
20 Queens (N.C.) 40.91 17
21 UMass Lowell 40.84 21
22 Hillsdale 38.92 22
23 Findlay 38.29 20
24 Southern Connecticut 37.48 24
25 Emporia State 35.66 25