The Warm-Up Lap: Payton Jordan & Conference Meets in DII, DIII and NAIA Top the Weekend

The Warm-Up Lap: Payton Jordan & Conference Meets in DII, DIII and NAIA Top the Weekend

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NEW ORLEANS – Despite conference championship meets having been contested since the middle of April, this first weekend of May is the busiest of the year so far for league meets – particularly in Divisions II and III and the NAIA – while Division I is still split between conference meets, qualifiers and tune-ups.

Of those tune-ups and qualifiers, Stanford’s Payton Jordan Invitational sticks out among the crowd as the highest-profile of the week, particularly in the distance events as competitors look for one final chance to clock fast qualifying times before their league meets – making it the pick for USTFCCCA Division I National Meet of the Week.

The GLIAC Championships are the Division II National Meet of the Week, while the WIAC Championships take the weekly honor in Division III. The NAIA’s National Meet of the Week are the GPAC Championships.

More information on each of those meets can be found below.

USTFCCCA InfoZone: Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, May 1, 2014

12:00 PM ET NCCAA Outdoor Championships
(Rome, Ga.)
WEB: Tourbeau Sports Group LIVE

Friday, May 2, 2014

11:00 AM ET NCCAA Outdoor Championships
(Rome, Ga.)
WEB: Tourbeau Sports Group LIVE
12:10 PM ET AHSAA (Ala.) Indoor Championships
(Birmingham, Ala.)
WEB: NFHS Network LIVE
sub. Required
3:50 PM ET Jim Kehoe Twilight
(Landover, Md.)
WEB: Maryland TERPS TV sub. Required
5:30 PM ET / 
2:30 PM PT
SCIAC Championships
(Los Angeles, Calif.)
WEB: Occidental LIVE
6:20 PM ET GHSA (Ga. HS) Championships [Boys]
(Jefferson, Ga.)
WEB: NFHS Network LIVE
sub. Required

Saturday, May 3, 2014

9:30 AM ET AHSAA (Ala.) Indoor Championships
(Birmingham, Ala.)
WEB: NFHS Network LIVE
sub. Required
11:00 AM ET NCCAA Outdoor Championships
(Rome, Ga.)
WEB: Tourbeau Sports Group LIVE
11:15 AM ET GHSA (Ga. HS) Championships [Boys]
(Jefferson, Ga.)
WEB: NFHS Network LIVE
sub. Required
2:55 PM ET Horizon Outdoor Championships
(Youngstown, Ohio)
WEB: Horizon League LIVE
5:30 PM ET / 
2:30 PM PT
SCIAC Championships
(Los Angeles, Calif.)
WEB: Occidental LIVE

Sunday, May 4, 2014

11:55 AM ET Horizon Outdoor Championships
(Youngstown, Ohio)
WEB: Horizon League LIVE
6:30 PM ET / 
3:30 PM PT
Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
(Palo Alto, Calif.)
WEB: Flotrack Pro LIVE
sub. required

Payton Jordan and Division I

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Defending and former NCAA champions will be in action in both the men’s and women’s steeplechase races in 2013 men’s champ Anthony Rotich of UTEP and 2012 women’s winner Shalaya Kipp of Colorado.

Rotich will have to square off with 2013 third-place finisher Stanley Kebenei and Oregon newcomer Tanguy Pepiot, while Kipp will contend with 2013 runner-up Colleen Quigley of Florida State and finalist Grace Heymsfield of Arkansas.

Former NCAA champs also headline both the men’s and women’s 10,000 meters fields. Former cross country/indoor 5000 meters champ Kennedy Kithuka, who finished runner-up in XC this year, will take on fifth-place finisher Jim Rosa of Stanford and 10th-placer Luke Caldwell of New Mexico.

Juliett Bottorff, the 2011 10,000 meters national champion from Duke, will face off with the No. 2 and 3 finishers from 2013 XC in Boise State’s Emma Bates and Iona’s Kate Avery.

The men’s 5000 meters might be the most significant collegiate race of them all, with cross country champion Colorado running all four of its All-Americans among a field featuring nine total 2014 XC All-Americans. Fourth-place finisher Futsum Zienasellassie of Northern Arizona, seventh-place Andrew Colley of NC State and Colorado’s eight-place frosh Ben Saarel headline the collegians.

Aisling Cuffe of Stanford, fourth in cross country this past fall, headlines a women’s 5000 that also features eight All-Americans.

In the women’s 1500 meters, Indoor mile runner-up Stephanie Brown of Arkansas will battle 2013 NCAA outdoor 1500 meters runner-up and World Championships qualifier Cory McGee of Florida and six more 2013 XC All-Americans.

Elsewhere around the nation in Division I are 10 conference championship meets listed below, mostly on the East Coast and in the Midwest, along with a SEC preview between the No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Texas A&M men – both defending co-national champions – and the No. 2 Florida and No. 3 Texas A&M women at the LSU Invitational on Saturday.

This Weekend’s Div. I Conference Championships

Click on each conference logo to be directed to more info about the meet.

The full listing of Division I conference championships can be found here.

"America East" "American" "Atlantic 10" "Colonial"
America East
May 3 – 4
American
May 2 – 3
Atlantic 10
May 3 – 4
CAA
May 2 – 3
"Horizon" "MEAC" "Metro Atlantic" "Northeast"
Horizon League
May 2 – 4
MEAC
May 1 – 3
MAAC
May 3 – 4
NEC
May 3 – 4
  "Ohio Valley" "Patriot"  
  OVC
May 2 – 3
Patriot League
May 2 – 3
 

Division I Top 10

MEN’S TOP 10

1. Florida LSU Invitational
  Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
2. Texas A&M LSU Invitational
3. Arkansas Arkansas Twilight
  Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
4. Oregon OSU High Performance
  Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
7. Texas Longhorn Invitational
8. Alabama Jace Lacoste Invitational
9. Texas Tech Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
  Red Raider Invitational
10. LSU LSU Invitational
WOMEN’S TOP 10

1. Texas Longhorn Invitational
2. Florida LSU Invitational
  Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
3. Texas A&M LSU Invitational
4. Oregon OSU High Performance
  Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
6. Kentucky Billy Hayes Invitational
  Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
7. LSU LSU Invitational
8. Southern California DUAL: UCLA-USC
9. Arkansas Arkansas Twilight
  Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
10. Florida State Jace Lacoste Invitational
  Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational

 

GLIAC Championships and Division II

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As the top Division II conference in the USTFCCCA conference index – based on the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings – on the men’s side and the No. 2 team on the women’s side, the GLIAC Championships – which started Wednesday in Geneva, Ohio, and conclude Friday – are set to be among the most exciting meets of the week, regardless of Division.

No. 1 Grand Valley State’s women will look to take their 15th consecutive league title over No. 5 Ashland and No. 25 Tiffin, while the No. 3 Ashland men will wrangle with No. 6 GVSU, No. 14 Findlay and No. 19 Lake Erie.

Since 2010, Ashland has claimed the title twice, including last year, while GVSU has take the other two.

Among the elite student-athletes in action are top-ranked women’s pole vaulter Kristen Hixson, top-ranked men’s 800-meters runner Drew Windle of Ashland and top-ranked men’s hammer thrower Justin Welch of Findlay.

Other conference meets to watch for in Division II are the MIAA and RMAC Championships. More info on both meets and all ten of this weekend’s conference meets can be found below or on the USTFCCCA Conference Championships Central page.

This Weekend’s Div. II Conference Championships

Click on each conference logo to be directed to more info about the meet.

The full listing of Division II conference championships can be found here.

"CACC" "CCAA" "GLIAC" "GLVC"
CACC
May 4
CCAA
May 1 – 2
GLIAC
Apr. 30 – May 2
GLVC
May 2 – 3
"Lone Star" "MIAA" "Mountain East" "Northeast-10"
Lone Star
May 1 – 3
MIAA
May 1 – 3
Mountain East
May 2 – 3
Northeast-10
May 2 – 3
  "PSAC" "RMAC"  
  PSAC
May 1 – 3
RMAC
May 4 – 5
 

Division II Top 10

MEN’S TOP 10

1. Saint Augustine’s Liberty Twilight Qualifer
2. Adams State RMAC Outdoor Championships
3. Ashland GLIAC Outdoor Championships
4. Texas A&M-Kingsville Lone Star Outdoor Championships
5. Chico State CCAA Track & Field Championships
6. Grand Valley State GLIAC Outdoor Championships
7. Alaska Anchorage GNAC Outdoor Championships
8. Minnesota State NSIC Outdoor Championships
10. Pittsburg State MIAA Outdoor Championships
WOMEN’S TOP 10

1. Grand Valley State GLIAC Outdoor Championships
2. Adams State RMAC Outdoor Championships
4. Lincoln (Mo.) MIAA Outdoor Championships
5. Ashland GLIAC Outdoor Championships
6. Saint Augustine’s Liberty Twilight Qualifer
7. Central Missouri MIAA Outdoor Championships
8. Angelo State Lone Star Outdoor Championships
9. New Mexico Highlands RMAC Outdoor Championships
10. Pittsburg State MIAA Outdoor Championships

 

WIAC Championships and Division III

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Wisconsin, no matter how chilly it may still be, is historically a hotbed of Division III action, typified each year by the WIAC Championships. This year’s meet at UW-Oshkosh on Friday and Saturday is no different as both top-ranked teams in the country come from the conference in the defending national champion UW-La Crosse men and the UW-Oshkosh women.

The UWL men have won every year since 1991, but will this be the year No. 2 UW-Oshkosh or No. 3 UW-Eau Claire takes them down? Also in the field are top-10 squads in No. 8 UW-Whitewater and No. 10 UW-Stout.

UWL’s women have been similarly dominant with league titles in six of the past eight years to UWO’s two during that same time. However, La Crosse has not won both the league and the NCAA titles in the same year since 1984, while UW-Oshkosh did it both in 2011 and 2006, in addition to winning the NCAA crown in 2007 after not winning the WIAC.

Can La Crosse break through and win both the WIAC and the NCAA? That first step is this week. Or will UW-Oshkosh take the meet as the national favorite? Or could No. 5 UW-Whitewater, No. 9 UW-Stout or No. 19 UW-Eau Claire surprise for the title?

This meet is just one of 14 conference meets around the country this weekend. More info on each can be found below or on the USTFCCCA Conference Championships Central page.

This Weekend’s Div. III Conference Championships

Click on each conference logo to be directed to more info about the meet.

The full listing of Division III conference championships can be found here.

"CAC" "CCIW" "Centennial" "CUNYAC"

Capital
May 3 – 4

CCIW
May 2 – 3
Centennial
May 2 – 4
CUNYAC
May 4
"Landmark" "Michigan Intercollegiate" "Middle Atlantic" "NACC"
Landmark
May 3 – 4
MIAA
May 1 – 2
MAC
May 1 – 3
NACC
May 2 – 3
"NCAC" "NJAC" "SCIAC" "SUNYAC"
NCAC
May 2 – 3
NJAC
May 3 – 4
SCIAC
May 2 – 3
SUNYAC
May 2 – 3
  "UMAC" "WIAC"  
  UMAC
May 3
WIAC
May 2 – 3
 

Division III Top 10

MEN’S TOP 10

1. UW-La Crosse WIAC Outdoor Championships
2. UW-Oshkosh WIAC Outdoor Championships
3. UW-Eau Claire WIAC Outdoor Championships
5. Augustana (Ill.) CCIW Outdoor Championships
6. North Central (Ill.) CCIW Outdoor Championships
  Chicagoland (CCAC) Outdoor Championships
7. Wartburg DUAL: Luther-Wartburg
8. UW-Whitewater WIAC Outdoor Championships
9. Haverford Centennial Outdoor Championships
10. UW-Stout WIAC Outdoor Championships
WOMEN’S TOP 10

1. UW-Oshkosh WIAC Outdoor Championships
2. UW-La Crosse WIAC Outdoor Championships
3. Wartburg DUAL: Luther-Wartburg
4. Wheaton (Mass.) New England Division III Outdoor Championships
5. UW-Whitewater WIAC Outdoor Championships
6. Cal Lutheran SCIAC Championships
8. La Verne SCIAC Championships
9. UW-Stout WIAC Outdoor Championships
10. Williams New England Division III Outdoor Championships

 

GPAC Championships and the NAIA

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Three top-10 women’s teams from the NAIA will all be battling for the GPAC Conference crown at Doane (Neb.) this Friday and Saturday, along with four top-25 men’s teams, to highlight the weekend’s NAIA action.

No. 4 Doane (Neb.) is the top-ranked team in the field on the women’s side, followed closely by No. 7 Concordia (Neb.) and No. 10 Hastings (Neb.).

The No. 5 Concordia men headline their field, challenged most notably by No. 10 Doane. No. 18 Hastings and No. 25 Nebraska Wesleyan will also challenge for the title.

The GPAC Championships are among the six NAIA conference meets this weekend. More info on each can be found below or on the USTFCCCA Conference Championships Central page.

This Weekend’s NAIA Conference Championships

Click on each conference logo to be directed to more info about the meet.

The full listing of NAIA conference championships can be found here.

"Chicagoland" "Great Plains" "Heart of America" "Kansas Collegiate"
CCAC
May 2 – 3
GPAC
May 2 – 3
HAAC
May 2 – 3
KCAC
May 1 – 2
  "Midwest Collegiate" "Wolverine-Hoosier"  
 

MCC
May 1

WHAC
May 1 – 2
 

NAIA Top 10

MEN’S TOP 10

2. Concordia (Ore.) OSU High Performance
  Pacific (Ore.) Twilight
3. Wayland Baptist (Texas) Red Raider Invitational
4. Indiana Tech Wolverine-Hoosier Outdoor Championships
5. Concordia (Neb.) GPAC Outdoor Championships
6. Southern Oregon OSU High Performance
  Pacific (Ore.) Twilight
7. Dickinson State (N.D.) Howard Wood Relays
  Howard Wood Relays
8. British Columbia Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
10. Doane (Neb.) GPAC Outdoor Championships
WOMEN’S TOP 10

1. British Columbia Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
3. Indiana Tech Wolverine-Hoosier Outdoor Championships
4. Doane (Neb.) GPAC Outdoor Championships
5. Wayland Baptist (Texas) Red Raider Invitational
6. College of Idaho Boise State Invitational
7. Concordia (Neb.) GPAC Outdoor Championships
8. Cornerstone (Mich.) Wolverine-Hoosier Outdoor Championships
9. Baker (Kan.) Heart of America Outdoor Championships
10. Hastings (Neb.) GPAC Outdoor Championships