Saint Augustine’s, Angelo State Lead DII, Adams State Men Go For Triple Crown

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

May 24, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – As Division II approaches the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in Charlotte, N.C., the men of Saint Augustine’s and the women of Angelo State are the nation’s top-ranked teams the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday. Competition begins Thursday and No. 1 Saint Augustine’s will be looking for their second-straight and 11th overall NCAA outdoor title while No. 2 Adams State stalks close behind and will attempt to be the first Division II school to sweep NCAA titles in a single school year and earn the "triple crown".

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The No. 2 Adams State’s men won NCAA titles in cross country and in indoor track & field earlier this school year and will be looking for their first ever NCAA outdoor crown. Adams State (2 points) is a near shoe-in to win the Division II Men’s Program of the Year award and is well beyond Western Washington who sits second in those standings (20 points). Saint Augustine’s leads all with 19 entries for the championships, 13 of which come in the sprint and hurdle events, while Adams State will have 14 entries to Ashland’s 12.

On the women’s side, No. 1 Angelo State enters as the top ranked team, a year removed from finishing runner-up to No. 2 Lincoln (Mo.) by three points on the Rambells’ home track. An NCAA crown for Angelo State would be their first, but a national title for Lincoln (Mo.) would be the seventh outdoors for the Blue Tigers. No. 3 Grand Valley State poses a huge threat to the two top ranked teams as the Lakers will hold court with a championship-high 25 entries. Lincoln with 20 and Angelo State with 18 fall next in the ranks in the entry category. Grand Valley State also leads the Division II Women’s Program of the Year standings with 4.5 points. The Lakers were national runner-ups during the cross country season and tied for the second spot at the indoor track & field championships. Adams State (6 points) stalks close behind after winning the NCAA Cross Country team title and finishing fifth at the indoor meet.

The Adams State men and the Grand Valley State women won the inaugural Division II Program of the Year awards in 2008-09.

Rankings this week were compiled only using data from those who declared and were accepted into the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The NCAA Division II Championships will take place May 27-29, in Charlotte, N.C.

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Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings

2010 Week #8 – May 24, Pre-NCAA Week

Rank
School
Points Last Week
1 Saint Augustine’s 210.15 1
2 Adams State 205.43 2
3 Abilene Christian 178.94 3
4 Pittsburg State 156.95 4
5 Angelo State 123.29 5
6 Ashland 108.03 7
7 Chico State 105.83 8
8 Lincoln (Mo.) 103.35 10
9 Johnson C. Smith 98.75 6
10 Central Missouri 97.27 9
11 Cal State LA 87.52 11
12 Emporia State 73.61 12
13 Alaska-Anchorage 70.08 13
14 UC San Diego 66.81 16
15 Texas A&M-Kingsville 62.97 15
16 Western Washington 60.14 17
17 Albany State (Ga.) 56.88 18
18 Grand Valley State 55.95 14
19 East Stroudsburg 52.57 20
20 Hillsdale 52.40 21
21 Findlay 52.36 23
22 Missouri S&T 51.53 19
23 Metro State 51.44 26
24 Neb.-Kearney 51.21 22
25 American International 47.73 24
Dropped Out: Western State (25)

 

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings

2010 Week #8 – May 24, Pre-NCAA Week

Rank School Points Last Week
1 Angelo State 265.21 1
2 Lincoln (Mo.) 245.97 2
3 Grand Valley State 212.58 3
4 Abilene Christian 157.84 6
5 Adams State 147.56 5
6 UC San Diego 128.41 4
7 Seattle Pacific 109.56 7
8 Missouri Southern 96.56 9
9 Winona State 95.11 12
10 Ashland 89.30 11
11 Fort Valley State 87.91 13
12 Johnson C. Smith 84.90 10
13 Saint Augustine’s 82.02 15
14 Shippensburg 80.98 8
15 Queens (N.C.) 77.13 18
16 Cal State LA 70.43 16
17 Neb.-Omaha 67.89 19
18 Slippery Rock 67.55 17
19 Indiana (Pa.) 65.62 14
20 Minnesota State 63.66 21
21 Pittsburg State 61.93 20
22 Chico State 53.27 23
23 Central Missouri 50.37 22
24 Western State 47.11 24
25 Western Washington 38.89 25
Dropped Out: none