2017 NAIA Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 3

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NEW ORLEANS – A lot changed in the Week 3 version of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Only six of the 50 combined teams listed in the men’s and women’s top-25s remained in place from Week 2. That number is down from the eight teams cemented from Week 1 to Week 2.

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Indiana Tech no longer has both of the top-ranked teams in the nation. While the Warrior men are No. 1 for the 3rd consecutive week, the Warrior women were knocked off by Wayland Baptist (Texas).

We’ll start with the Pioneers since they trekked four spots from No. 5 to take over the top spot in the women’s rankings for the 6th time in program history. Wayland Baptist (Texas) was No. 1 for 4 consecutive weeks in 2015 and won the NAIA title that same season.

The Pioneers added 229.68 points to their total thanks to the efforts of a number of athletes, namely Telecia Briscoe. The freshman starred at the NMJC Ross Black Open and is now ranked No. 1 nationally in the 100 hurdles and long jump.

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Other athletes who stood out this past weekend to help Wayland Baptist (Texas)’s standing included E’Keisha Hollins (2nd nationally at 100 meters), Elizabeth Williams (3rd at 400), Tiffany Cano (6th at 400), Jackline Cherono (4th at 10000), Selene Lopez (5th at 10000) and Jackline Jemili (6th at 10000), among others.

Two other teams jumped three or more spots further into the women’s top-10: Hastings (Neb.) went from No. 9 to No. 4 and Doane (Neb.) went from No. 10 to No. 7. This is a high-water mark for the former, while the latter is getting back to where it was in the recent past.

The Move of the Week in the women’s rankings belonged to St. Ambrose (Iowa) as it gained 95.56 points and leapt from No. 50 to No. 17. The Fighting Bees swarmed in the race walk this past weekend as Katharine Newhoff, Jenny Lopez and Cassandra Delgado all posted top-6 marks in the nation (Newhoff and Lopez are top-3).

Over in the men’s rankings, not much changed at the top as Indiana Tech is followed by British Columbia and Concordia (Neb.). The Wayland Baptist (Texas) men followed the lead of the women and jumped four spots from No. 8 to No. 4 and Doane (Neb.) remained where it was last week to round out the top-5.

The newest addition to the top-10 this week was Bethel (Ind.). The Pilots jumped from No. 13 to No. 10 and did so mainly because of Phillip Fox, who posted a score of 6273 points in the decathlon this past weekend at the IWU Multi Event and is now ranked 3rd nationally.

Four teams vaulted 16 or more spots from Week 2 to Week 2: Northwestern (Iowa) went from No. 37 to No. 15, Dordt (Iowa) went from No. 32 to No. 16, Cornerstone (Mich.) went from No. 34 to No. 18 and St. Ambrose (Iowa) went from No. 43 to No. 23.

The 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held from May 25-27 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Be sure to check back over the course of the next six weeks to find out how the NAIA National Team Computer Rankings change between now and then.

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

2017 Week #3 — April 19

next ranking: April 26
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 376.91 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (8th) 1
2 British Columbia 328.05 Independent (NAIA) Laurier Primeau (2nd) 2
3 Concordia (Neb.) 279.60 Great Plains Matt Beisel (1st) 3
4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 270.42 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (2nd) 8
5 Doane (Neb.) 256.17 Great Plains Ed Fye (15th) 5
6 St. Francis (Ill.) 229.57 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (5th) 7
7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 219.75 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (4th) 6
8 Southern Oregon 192.80 Cascade Grier Gatlin (6th) 4
9 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 147.16 Heart of America Nate Wiens (2nd) 10
10 Bethel (Ind.) 142.87 Crossroads Tony Natali (19th) 13
11 Marian (Ind.) 135.00 Crossroads Mike Holman (5th) 9
12 The Master’s (Calif.) 131.62 Golden State Zach Schroeder (9th) 11
13 Westmont (Calif.) 111.38 Golden State Russell Smelley (38th) 12
14 Siena Heights (Mich.) 108.71 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (33rd) 16
15 Northwestern (Iowa) 106.42 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (5th) 37
16 Dordt (Iowa) 106.26 Great Plains Craig Heynen (9th) 32
17 Keiser (Fla.) 105.05 Sun Conference Marc Small (1st) 20
18 Cornerstone (Mich.) 105.01 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (19th) 34
19 Indiana Wesleyan 103.50 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (1st) 15
20 Tennessee Wesleyan 94.96 Appalachian Justin Herbert (2nd) 14
21 Midland (Neb.) 92.22 Great Plains Mark Kostek (4th) 17
22 William Penn (Iowa) 89.61 Heart of America Nate Wiens (2nd) 21
23 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 88.27 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (10th) 43
24 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 84.37 Chicagoland Joel Pearson (3rd) 22
25 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 80.66 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (4th) 19
dropped out: No. 18 Baker (Kan.), No. 23 Spring Arbor (Mich.), No. 24 Saint Mary (Kan.), No. 25 Taylor (Ind.)
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 916.44 5
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 712.84 3
3 Crossroads 563.90 3
4 Heart of America 482.21 2
5 Chicagoland 481.90 3
6 Cascade 359.04 1
7 Golden State 348.90 2
8 Sooner Athletic 342.75 1
9 Independent (NAIA) 328.07 1
10 Mid-South 255.72 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1156.80 1
Midwest Concordia (Neb.) 727.61 1
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 588.94 1
South Central Baker (Kan.) 646.39 1
West British Columbia 811.82 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)

Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Wiley (Texas) 10.48 41.92
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 21.28 1:25.13
400 Meters Wiley (Texas) 47.24 3:08.94
800 Meters Indiana Tech 1:53.44 7:33.75
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:53.83 15:35.31
Steeplechase Shawnee State (Ohio) 9:54.53 39:38.11
5000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 14:57.12 59:48.49
10,000 Meters Oregon Tech 33:07.67 2:12:30.68
110 Meter Hurdles Concordia (Neb.) 15.49 1:01.94
400 Meter Hurdles Morningside (Iowa) 56.53 3:46.11
5000m Race Walk St. Ambrose (Iowa) 28:46.01 1:55:04.05
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.98m 6-6 7.93m 26-¼
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 4.69m 15-4½ 18.75m 61-6¼
Long Jump Indiana Tech 7.27m 23-10 29.06m 95-4¼
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.07m 46-1¾ 56.26m 184-7
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 15.73m 51-7¼ 62.91m 206-4
Discus Grand View (Iowa) 48.78m 160-0 195.12m 640-2
Hammer Concordia (Neb.) 60.17m 197-5 240.68m 789-7
Javelin Eastern Oregon 57.44m 188-5 229.76m 753-9
Decathlon Northwestern (Iowa) 5,248 20,992
Half-Marathon Saint Mary (Kan.) 1:11:41.25 4:46:45.00

 

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Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2017 Week #3 — April 19

next ranking: April 26
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 482.62 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (2nd) 5
2 Indiana Tech 375.50 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (8th) 1
3 Concordia (Neb.) 316.97 Great Plains Matt Beisel (1st) 2
4 Hastings (Neb.) 268.83 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (4th) 9
5 British Columbia 251.19 Independent (NAIA) Laurier Primeau (2nd) 3
6 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 234.38 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (4th) 4
7 Doane (Neb.) 214.28 Great Plains Ed Fye (15th) 10
8 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 204.69 Cascade George Walcott (4th) 7
9 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 198.53 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (1st) 8
10 Westmont (Calif.) 184.17 Golden State Russell Smelley (38th) 6
11 Friends (Kan.) 180.06 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (6th) 14
12 Siena Heights (Mich.) 173.05 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (5th) 11
13 Biola (Calif.) 153.82 Golden State Sean Henning (2nd) 13
14 Southern Oregon 145.81 Cascade Grier Gatlin (6th) 19
15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 140.65 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (16th) 12
16 St. Francis (Ill.) 137.58 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (5th) 16
17 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 135.90 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (10th) 50
18 Carroll (Mont.) 120.15 Frontier Harry Clark (4th) 20
19 Dillard (La.) 100.24 Gulf Coast Bobby Williams (8th) 18
20 College of Idaho 97.60 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (1st) 17
21 Missouri Baptist 92.94 American Midwest Katie Cline (3rd) 15
23 Dordt (Iowa) 84.15 Great Plains Craig Heynen (9th) 44
24 Oklahoma City 83.70 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (1st) 22
25 Milligan (Tenn.) 79.01 Appalachian Chris Layne (13th) 28
dropped out: No. 21 The Master’s (Calif.), No. 23 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 24 Aquinas (Mich.), No. 25 Point Park (Pa.)
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 958.36 4
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 689.04 2
3 Sooner Athletic 609.40 2
4 Cascade 517.85 3
5 Chicagoland 453.94 3
6 Golden State 411.52 2
7 Gulf Coast 380.07 2
8 Kansas Collegiate 365.77 1
9 Sun Conference 335.95 1
10 Heart of America 329.31 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1203.08 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 834.28 2
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 923.15 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 822.67 1
West Westmont (Calif.) 803.05 2
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)

Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Wiley (Texas) 12.01 48.05
200 Meters Indiana Tech 24.62 1:38.46
400 Meters Wiley (Texas) 55.92 3:43.66
800 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 2:14.18 8:56.71
1500 Meters British Columbia 4:32.96 18:11.86
Steeplechase Saint Mary (Kan.) 12:32.84 50:11.34
5000 Meters Northwest Christian (Ore.) 17:29.28 1:9:57.12
100 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 14.49 57.97
5000m Race Walk Missouri Baptist 30:16.35 2:1:05.39
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.68m 5-6 6.70m 21-11¾
Pole Vault Concordia (Neb.) 3.50m 11-5½ 13.98m 45-10¼
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.69m 18-8¼ 22.77m 74-8½
Triple Jump British Columbia 11.21m 36-9½ 44.85m 147-1
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 13.86m 45-5¾ 55.44m 181-10
Discus Hastings (Neb.) 45.15m 148-1 180.59m 592-6
Hammer Concordia (Neb.) 53.72m 176-3 214.87m 704-11
Javelin Eastern Oregon 37.63m 123-5 150.52m 493-10
Heptathlon Friends (Kan.) 4,123 16,492
Half-Marathon MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 1:28:18.75 5:53:15.00
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