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.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Men

1

Chico State

2

Ashland

3

Tiffin

4

Texas A&M-Commerce

5

Shorter

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.

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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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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Lone Star 524.37 5
2 GLIAC 433.66 3
3 MIAA 416.41 4
4 CCAA 302.45 1
5 RMAC 297.93 2
6 PacWest 166.85 2
7 CIAA 163.46 2
8 GNAC 145.41 1
9 Gulf South 143.65 1
10 Conf. Carolinas 134.75 2

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 440.74 1
Central Minnesota State 419.73 3
East Southern Connecticut 553.72 5
Midwest Ashland 435.66 1
South Shorter 340.05 1
South Central Angelo State 464.82 1
Southeast Mount Olive 524.79 1
West Chico State 591.72 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
Steeplechase Adams State 9:27.39 37:49.57
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
Long Jump Carson-Newman 7.16m 23-5¾ 28.62m 93-10¾
Triple Jump Minnesota State 15.00m 49-2¾ 60.01m 196-10
Shot Put Tiffin 17.21m 56-5¾ 68.84m 225-10
Discus Ashland 52.34m 171-8 209.36m 686-10
Hammer Ashland 64.40m 211-3 257.61m 845-2
Javelin Pittsburg State 63.06m 206-10 252.24m 827-6
Decathlon Chico State 7,077 28,309