2018 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 4
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NEW ORLEANS – Colorado Mines’ men’s indoor track and field squad still sits in first place in the newest NCAA Division II National Team Rankings, but there are a few teams knocking on the Orediggers’ door.
Tiffin and Adams State both put together nice weekends to give themselves a boost in the rankings to second and third, respectively, in the fourth week of rankings, announced the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.
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The Dragons got a pair of solid performances from James Ngandu and Mackenzie Rickman at the GVSU Big Meet to bring them within a few computer points of Colorado Mines in the rankings. Ngandu hit an NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Mark in the 3000 with a time of 8:01.61, while Rickman’s 60 hurdle time of 7.95 is good for sixth on the Descending Order List this year.
The Grizzlies fell as low as 10th two weeks ago, but now finds itself up to third after a dominate showing at the Husky Classic. Sydney Gidabuday was masterful in a pair of races, posting the top time in NCAA Division II this year in the 5000 at 13:50.29, while also running the second-fastest 3000 time this year at 7:59.81. Both marks are NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifiers. Chandler Reid and Kale Adams also hit NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Marks in the 3000.
Colorado Mines competed at the GVSU Big Meet, but did not hit any season-best marks.
Texas A&M-Commerce held its ground in fourth place, while Grand Valley State slipped to fourth from second to round out the top-five.
Texas A&M-Kingsville returned to the top-10 for the first time since the preseason poll, moving up two spots from 12th from a week ago. The Javelinas’ Javier Lopez posted the top 60 hurdle time in all of NCAA Division II on the season at the Fastrack National Invite, running a 7.84 for an Automatic Qualifying Mark.
Pittsburg State also rose in the rankings, moving up one spot to seventh. The Gorillas were led at its home meet by NaRon Rollins, whose 21.24 in the 200 sits atop the NCAA Division II Descending Order List.
Ashland dropped to sixth in the rankings after coming in at fourth a week ago. CSU-Pueblo also dropped a spot in the rankings, finding itself in eighth on the week.
Findlay rounded out the top-10 in ninth place, the same spot it was in a week ago after posting back-to-back weeks in sixth place.