Minor Shake Up In Top-5 Of NCAA DII Men’s ITF Rankings

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NEW ORLEANS – With just five weeks remaining until the the 2017 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, Adams State and Saint Augustine’s gained ground in the top-five of the Men’s National Division II Team Rankings that were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

After falling to a season-low fifth place in last week’s poll, Adams State moved up three spots to second after a slew of outstanding performances at the Grizzly Buffalo Crash, which is the program’s dual home meet against West Texas A&M.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1)Minnesota St 2)Minnesota St 3)Adams State 4)GVSU 5)Adams State
Ashland Adams State Grand Valley State Tiffin Saint Augustine’s
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National Division II Men’s Athlete of the Week Sydney Gidabuday posted a DII season-best altitude-converted mark of 7:58.53 in the 3,000 meters, accounting for a tremendous chunk of points for the Grizzlies. In addition to Gidabuday, Adams State saw season-best performances from Micah Ballantyne in the 60 hurdles (6.78), Ian Kerr in the 200 meters (21.24), Robert Guinn in the 800 meters (1:52.28), Jake Littlehales in the 800 meters (1:52.42), Jackson Sayler in the mile (4:01.77), Kale Adams in the mile (4:05.22), Brian Glassey in the mile (4:09.99), Jonathan Millar in the shot put (16.91 meters) and the distance medley relay quartet (9:54.00).

Saint Augustine’s jump from 17th to fifth marked the most significant move in the top-10 on the week. The Falcons returned to the top-five for the first time since the preseason poll, when the national powerhouse ranked fifth.

Ashland remained in first place for the third-consecutive week, while Grand Valley State moved up one spot to a season-best third place after solid performances from. Rounding out the top-five was Tiffin, who fell from second to fourth.

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CSU-Pueblo, Minnesota State, Azusa Pacific and Sioux Falls ranked sixth through ninth on the week, with Pittsburg State returning to 10th for the first time since the preseason poll to round out the top-10.

The biggest jump on the week belonged to Academy of Art, who returned to its preseason form. The Urban Knights came into the season ranked 13th in the preseason poll before falling out of the top-25 in week two. After coming in at 44th place last week, Kevin LaSure’s squad saw blistering performances from Mobolade Ajomale. The redshirt-freshman posted the second-best 60 meter dash in DII on the season, with a time of 6.74, while also recording the fourth-fastest 200 meter dash in DII this year at 21.39. Two long jumpers in Michane Ricketts (fifth place at 24-8.5 meters) and Craig Mattox (eight place at 24-2.5 meters) jumped into the DII top-10.

The 2017 NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 10-11. Be sure to check www.USTFCCCA.org throughout the season to see how the rankings change between now and then.

 

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Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2017 Week #3 — February 7

next ranking: February 14
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Ashland 203.01 GLIAC Jud Logan (14th) 1
2 Adams State 165.33 RMAC Rock Light (4th) 5
3 Grand Valley State 141.69 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 4
4 Tiffin 132.06 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (17th) 2
5 Saint Augustine’s 84.82 CIAA George Williams (41st) 17
6 CSU-Pueblo 79.11 RMAC Matt Morris (4th) 3
7 Minnesota State 74.77 NSIC Jim Dilling (4th) 8
8 Azusa Pacific 67.39 PacWest Kevin Reid (22nd) 7
9 Sioux Falls 65.60 NSIC Reid Ehrisman (5th) 6
10 Pittsburg State 63.01 MIAA Russ Jewett (29th) 15
11 Angelo State 62.01 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 12
12 Shorter 59.58 Gulf South Scott Byrd (10th) 11
13 Academy of Art 58.95 PacWest Kevin LaSure (2nd) 44
14 Emporia State 58.57 MIAA Steve Blocker (6th) 18
15 Central Missouri 57.61 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (21st)/Kip Janvrin (19th) 16
16 Western Oregon 52.55 GNAC Mike Johnson (13th) 14
17 Western State 50.12 RMAC Chris Bradford (8th) 9
18 Findlay 42.38 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) 19
19 Texas A&M-Kingsville 41.11 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 20
20 Texas A&M-Commerce 38.50 Lone Star Ross Smithey (2nd) 13
21 West Texas A&M 36.82 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 24
22 Limestone 34.66 Conf. Carolinas Joseph Wassink (3rd) 21
23 American International 34.24 Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (11th) 28
24 St. Thomas Aquinas 32.94 East Coast Lorne Marcus (7th) 22
25 Cal State LA 32.10 CCAA Tina Fernandes (4th) 25
dropped out: No. 10 Lincoln (Mo.)*, No. 23 UC-Colorado Springs
* current non-member
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Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 580.05 4
2 RMAC 366.79 3
3 MIAA 220.64 3
4 NSIC 184.18 2
5 Lone Star 178.44 4
6 GNAC 142.74 1
7 PacWest 126.35 2
8 CIAA 96.45 1
9 GLVC 85.20
10 Northeast-10 84.78 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 377.82 1
Central Pittsburg State 297.43 2
East Southern Connecticut 551.86 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 446.89 1
South Alabama-Huntsville 559.39 1
South Central Adams State 392.16 2
Southeast Mount Olive 387.88 2
West Azusa Pacific 390.97 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)

Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Tiffin 6.85 27.38
200 Meters Lincoln (Mo.) 21.87 1:27.46
400 Meters Emporia State 48.75 3:14.98
800 Meters Adams State 1:52.12 7:28.46
Mile Adams State 4:06.37 16:25.48
3000 Meters CSU-Pueblo 8:14.54 32:58.17
5000 Meters Adams State 14:22.38 57:29.50
60 Meter Hurdles Azusa Pacific 8.28 33.11
High Jump Minnesota State 2.08m 6-9¾ 8.32m 27-3½
Pole Vault Sioux Falls 5.07m 16-7½ 20.28m 66-6½
Long Jump Pittsburg State 7.14m 23-5 28.55m 93-8
Triple Jump Minnesota State 15.03m 49-3½ 60.10m 197-2
Shot Put Tiffin 17.35m 56-11¼ 69.41m 227-8
Weight Throw Ashland 20.93m 68-8 83.71m 274-7
Heptathlon Minnesota State 4,680 18,718

 

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