2017 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 4
By Curtis Akey, USTFCCCA
April 11, 2017
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NEW ORLEANS —Movers and shakers upset the status quo in the 4th installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Team Rankings, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, as every spot in the top-25 underneath 1st-place Chico State saw movement from a week ago.
Angelo State made arguably the biggest jump on the week, moving up 9 spots to 2nd place, while Adams State (5th) and West Texas A&M (9th) both rose in the rankings.
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Just on the outside of the top-10 is Missouri Southern, who made a 15-spot leap into 11th place for its highest ranking on the season. Grand Valley State (13th) and Pittsburg State (15th) also saw considerable movement towards the top.
It was “home, sweet, home” for Angelo State this past weekend as the Rams got a big boost in the rankings thanks to its 4×100 relay team and Kenneth Turner at their home meet, the David Noble Relays. The quartet of relay runners posted the top time in the 4×100 on the season with a time of 40.37 while Turner notched a wind-aided 100 meter time of 10.25 to lead all of NCAA Division II. Turner also posted the 5th-fastest time in the nation in the 200 meters with a time of 21.08.
Adams State’s Ian Kerr posted the 4th-best 200 meter time of 21.07 at the WT Classic and Multi, while Samuel Reid’s shot put mark of 17.79m (58-4½) – also 4th in NCAA Division II – allowed the Grizzlies to move up to the top-5 for the first time on the year.
West Texas A&M’s highest ranking since the 7th week of the 2015 season can be attributed to the performances of Paolo Lazaric, Abraham Seaneke and Lachie Calvert at their home meet. Lazaric’s high jump mark of 2.16m (7-1) ranks 2nd in NCAA Division II this year, while Calvert’s decathlon point total (6867) and Seaneke’s triple jump mark (15.35m/50-4½) rank 7th and 8th, respectively, on the year.
Jordyn Manier’s NCAA Division II leading long jump mark of 7.60m (24-11¼) played an instrumental part in Missouri Southern’s leap to 11th place, while
Chico State stayed in the driver’s seat after Kyle Medina recorded the 7th-best 1,500 meter run (a mile-converted 3:47.83) in the country this weekend at the Wildcats’ home meet .
Ashland and Tiffin each fell 1 spot to 3rd and 4th, respectively, as did Shorter (6th), Saint Augustine’s (7th) and Central Missouri (10th). Texas A&M-Commerce remained in the top-10 at 8th despite falling 4 spots, while Academy of Art (7th to 14th) and Limestone (10th to 16th) fell out of the top-10 altogether.
CSU-Pueblo (22nd) and Johnson C. Smith (25th) returned to the top-25 after having fallen out in recent weeks.
The 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, from May 25-27. Check back at www.USTFCCCA.org each week throughout the season for updated rankings.
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Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
2017 Week #4 — April 11
|next ranking: April 18|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||Chico State||181.95||CCAA||Oliver Hanf (5th)||1|
|2||Angelo State||153.47||Lone Star||Tom Dibbern (1st)||11|
|3||Ashland||149.68||GLIAC||Jud Logan (14th)||2|
|4||Tiffin||120.90||GLIAC||Jeremy Croy (17th)||3|
|5||Adams State||119.93||RMAC||Rock Light (4th)||8|
|6||Shorter||119.03||Gulf South||Scott Byrd (10th)||5|
|7||Saint Augustine’s||117.89||CIAA||George Williams (41st)||6|
|8||Texas A&M-Commerce||112.75||Lone Star||George Pincock (1st)||4|
|9||West Texas A&M||106.40||Lone Star||Darren Flowers (8th)||17|
|10||Central Missouri||92.94||MIAA||Kirk Pedersen (21st)/Kip Janvrin (19th)||9|
|11||Missouri Southern||83.80||MIAA||Bryan Schiding (4th)||26|
|12||Minnesota State||79.83||NSIC||Jim Dilling (4th)||15|
|13||Grand Valley State||77.78||GLIAC||Jerry Baltes (18th)||21|
|14||Academy of Art||77.04||PacWest||Kevin LaSure (2nd)||7|
|15||Pittsburg State||74.54||MIAA||Russ Jewett (29th)||22|
|16||Limestone||71.75||Conf. Carolinas||Joseph Wassink (3rd)||10|
|17||Eastern New Mexico||65.88||Lone Star||Danielle Kcholi (3rd)||13|
|18||Lincoln (Mo.)||65.84||MIAA||Victor Thomas (16th)||12|
|19||Texas A&M-Kingsville||59.47||Lone Star||Ryan Dall (9th)||14|
|20||Mount Olive||56.58||Conf. Carolinas||Matt Van Lierop (9th)||18|
|21||Fresno Pacific||55.45||PacWest||Ray Winter (3rd)||20|
|22||CSU-Pueblo||54.89||RMAC||Matt Morris (4th)||33|
|23||Shippensburg||50.78||PSAC||Dave Osanitsch (12th)||19|
|24||Alaska Anchorage||47.45||GNAC||Michael Friess (27th)||16|
|25||Johnson C. Smith||43.78||CIAA||Lennox Graham (10th)||30|
|dropped out: No. 23 Cal Poly Pomona, No. 24 Florida Tech, No. 25 Western Oregon|
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|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Men’s Regional Index Leaders|
|South Central||Angelo State||464.82||1|
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
|Event||Institution||Squad Average||Squad Total|
|100 Meters||Angelo State||10.44||41.75|
|200 Meters||Eastern New Mexico||21.45||1:25.79|
|400 Meters||Minnesota State||47.78||3:11.12|
|800 Meters||Western Oregon||1:52.53||7:30.13|
|1500 Meters||Chico State||3:50.50||15:22.00|
|5000 Meters||Chico State||14:08.46||56:33.84|
|10,000 Meters||West Texas A&M||30:50.69||2:3:22.78|
|110 Meter Hurdles||Chico State||14.92||59.66|
|400 Meter Hurdles||Shorter||53.73||3:34.90|
|High Jump||Minnesota State||2.05m||6-8¾||8.21m||26-11¼|
|Pole Vault||Central Missouri||4.83m||15-10||19.31m||63-4¼|
|Triple Jump||Minnesota State||15.00m||49-2¾||60.01m||196-10|