2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – There are familiar faces atop the first NAIA Men’s and Women’s National Team Computer Rankings of the 2018 season that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Indiana Tech is home to the top-ranked men’s and women’s programs for the 25th consecutive week. Since the NAIA National Team Computer Rankings debuted in 2014, the Warriors have been No. 1 in each index and combined to win four national titles in that span.

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NATIONAL PDFs Top 25 | By Team | By Event
Top TFRRS Qualifiers # of Top-10 Athletes by Team

Rankings History This Season By Rank | All-Time

REGIONAL PDFs

Top 10 | By Team | By Event

The 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held March 1-3 in Pittsburg, Kansas at the Robert W. Plaster Center.

Men’s Story

Indiana Tech holds a 234.35-point advantage over No. 2 Doane (Neb.). The Warriors have incredible depth with 11 athletes or relays ranked in the top-3 of their respective events, including three No. 1s – Kejavon Moore (60), Luke Runyan (1000) and Justin McKenzie (pole vault).

The Tigers have three athletes ranked in the top-5 of their respective events, led by junior Zach Brittain, who is No. 1 in the shot put. Brittain already posted a mark of 18.15m (59-6¾) this season and is also ranked No. 6 in the weight throw.

Central Christian (Kan.) is a surprise at No. 3 after not being ranked higher than 52nd in any other index since 2015. The Tigers feature the top-ranked 4×400 relay in the nation and junior Qawtavis Johnson, who is ranked in the top-3 in both the 60 and 200.

Hastings (Neb.) comes in at No. 4, followed by MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) at No. 5.

Women’s Story

Indiana Tech owns a sizeable lead just like the men. The Warriors sit 206.90 points ahead of No. 2 Friends (Kan.). Indiana Tech has a wealth of talent in all events areas and three top-ranked athletes: Tia Holmes (60 and long jump), Leondra Correia (60 hurdles) and Cheyenne White (triple jump). Correia and Holmes are just two of the eight Warriors ranked in the top-10 of the 60 hurdles and long jump combined.

The second-ranked Falcons bring a good bit of depth into 2018, especially in the field and combined events. Friends (Kan.) is going to be led by senior Chelsea Baker (No. 1 in the pentathlon and high jump, No. 2 in the 60 hurdles) and junior Shelby Hundley (top-10 in the 400, 600 and 800).

Hastings (Neb.) will look to Sara Olsen for major points in 2018 as she is billed No. 1 in the weight throw. Olsen launched the implement 18.53m (60-9½) back on January 6 to take over the top spot in the rankings. If not Olsen, Kelbie Lyon is a solid bet in that same event and the shot put (Eboni Nash is ranked in the top-5 of the shot put, too).

Doane (Neb.) and Siena Heights (Mich.) round out the top-5 of the women’s index.

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

2017 Week #1 — January 24

next ranking: January 31
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr)
1 Indiana Tech 449.41 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th)
2 Doane (Neb.) 215.06 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th)
3 Central Christian (Kan.) 168.71 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd)
4 Hastings (Neb.) 131.28 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th)
5 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 130.98 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd)
6 St. Francis (Ill.) 127.13 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th)
7 Carroll (Mont.) 119.67 Frontier Harry Clark (5th)
8 Friends (Kan.) 117.63 Kansas Collegiate Damian Smithhisler (6th)
9 Bethel (Ind.) 116.40 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th)
10 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 111.16 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th)
11 Keiser (Fla.) 111.12 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd)
12 Eastern Oregon 105.18 Cascade Ben Welch (14th)
13 Aquinas (Mich.) 101.98 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd)
14 Cornerstone (Mich.) 99.03 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th)
15 Tennessee Wesleyan 98.68 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st)
16 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 96.01 Frontier Mike Collins (21st)
17 Morningside (Iowa) 95.36 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th)
18 Columbia (Mo.) 94.92 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd)
19 Northwestern (Iowa) 93.56 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th)
20 Siena Heights (Mich.) 89.80 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (34th)
21 Saint Mary (Kan.) 72.62 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd)
22 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 69.98 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th)
23 Midland (Neb.) 69.80 Great Plains Mark Kostek (5th)
24 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 65.72 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th)
25 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 61.58 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (5th)
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 782.88 4
2 Great Plains 781.52 5
3 Heart of America 366.62 1
4 Crossroads 356.63 1
5 Chicagoland 341.11 3
6 Kansas Collegiate 302.79 2
7 Frontier 236.13 2
8 Cascade 195.02 1
9 Appalachian 189.04 1
10 Independent (NAIA) 168.95 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 839.89
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 693.14
South Montreat (N.C.) 470.33
South Central Friends (Kan.) 470.62
West Carroll (Mont.) 691.03
View All Regional Rankings

 

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #1 — January 24

next ranking: January 31
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr)
1 Indiana Tech 482.03 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th)
2 Friends (Kan.) 275.93 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th)
3 Hastings (Neb.) 228.11 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th)
4 Doane (Neb.) 210.74 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th)
5 Siena Heights (Mich.) 191.64 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th)
6 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 190.77 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th)
7 Carroll (Mont.) 126.87 Frontier Harry Clark (5th)
8 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 125.00 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (11th)
9 Aquinas (Mich.) 123.79 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd)
10 Northwestern (Iowa) 117.60 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th)
11 St. Francis (Ill.) 113.86 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th)
12 Concordia (Neb.) 108.81 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd)
13 Taylor (Ind.) 105.07 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th)
14 Milligan (Tenn.) 101.79 Appalachian Chris Layne (14th)
15 Columbia (Mo.) 96.92 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd)
16 Cornerstone (Mich.) 95.04 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th)
17 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 91.11 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th)
18 Point Park (Pa.) 82.10 River States Kelly Parsley (4th)
19 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 75.90 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd)
20 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 75.02 Frontier Mike Collins (21st)
21 Saint Mary (Kan.) 74.36 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd)
22 Eastern Oregon 74.28 Cascade Ben Welch (14th)
23 Morningside (Iowa) 71.43 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th)
24 Southern Oregon 67.12 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th)
25 Dordt (Iowa) 60.33 Great Plains Craig Heynen (10th)
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 928.08 4
2 Great Plains 820.95 6
3 Kansas Collegiate 430.17 2
4 Chicagoland 371.08 3
5 Heart of America 285.94 1
6 Crossroads 218.43 1
7 Frontier 203.62 2
8 Cascade 199.67 2
9 Appalachian 192.07 1
10 Gulf Coast 190.77 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 949.74
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 609.67
South Columbia (S.C.) 634.34
South Central Friends (Kan.) 950.29
West Carroll (Mont.) 661.71
View All Regional Rankings

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/24
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 1/24
Week 2Wed 1/31
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 1/31
Week 3Wed 2/7
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/7
Week 4Wed 2/14
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/14
Week 5Wed 2/21
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/21
Week 6Mon 2/26
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 2/26
March 1-3: NAIA Championships (Pittsburg, Kan.)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/3

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