2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Familiar faces headline the first NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings of the 2018 season.

The debut index that was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has Indiana Tech’s men and women ranked No. 1 together for the third time in program history. Previously, the Warrior men and women were both ranked No. 1 in 2015 and 2016.

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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 15 | By Team | By Event

#EventSquad Rankings Top-16 Summary

Full Reports: By Team | By Event

A lot will change between now and May 24-26 when the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Men’s Story

Balance propelled Indiana Tech to the top of the rankings. The Warriors have athletes ranked in the top-10 of 10 different events and three relay teams billed in the top-5. Two of those marks hit the top of the charts with Malik Stuart in the shot put (17.62m/57-9¾) and the 4×100 relay.

Wiley (Texas) starts the season ranked second, which matches a program high. The Wildcats have athletes ranked in the top-10 of five individual events and three relays. Three athletes are ranked No. 1 in their respective events: Rajay Hamilton in the 400, Marbeq Edgar in the 800 and Lafranz Campbell in the 110 hurdles.

British Columbia, the top-ranked team in Week 1 last year, sits third. The Thunderbirds are led by Roan Allen and Kieran Lumb so far this season as they are No. 2 in the javelin and 1500, respectively.

Westmont (Calif.) comes in at a program-high No. 4 and Central Christian (Kan.), which has never been ranked higher than 100th, rounds out the top-5 with a program-high No. 5.

Women’s Story

This is the fifth consecutive year that Indiana Tech has been ranked No. 1 in Week 1. In fact, the Warriors have never been ranked lower than third in the history of the index, which dates back to 2014. Indiana Tech should be able to maintain that distinction thanks to an absolute gluttony of wealth with top-10 marks in 10 individual events and/or relays.

Wiley (Texas) sits a distant second, even though it has five top-ranked entities. Natasha Poleon is No. 1 in both the 100 and 200, Renae Dennie is No. 1 in the 110 hurdles, Taishia Pryce is No. 1 in the long jump and the 4×400 relay is No. 1 as well.

Friends (Kan.) hit a program-high in Week 1 as it is ranked No. 3. The Falcons are paced by Chelsea Baker, who is a perennial favorite in the heptathlon as well as those seven events if she broke them down individually. Baker is No. 1 in the multi, high jump and ranked No. 2 in the 100 hurdles.

Wayland Baptist (Texas) is ranked fourth to begin the season and British Columbia holds a slim lead over Hastings (Neb.) for the fifth spot.

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #1 — April 4

next ranking: April 11
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr)  
1 Indiana Tech 482.87 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th)
2 Wiley (Texas) 440.88 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd)
3 British Columbia 322.47 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Laurier Primeau (3rd)
4 Westmont (Calif.) 247.23 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th)
5 Central Christian (Kan.) 213.86 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd)
6 Tennessee Wesleyan 202.03 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st)
7 Hastings (Neb.) 190.45 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th)
8 Doane (Neb.) 176.70 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th)
9 Oregon Tech 176.41 Cascade Jack Kegg (5th)
10 Cumberlands (Ky.) 169.66 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd)
11 William Carey (Miss.) 162.18 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th)
12 West Virginia Tech 147.54 River States Bruce Cox (11th)
13 Texas College 141.19 Red River Richard Murphy (3rd)
14 Vanguard (Calif.) 139.50 Golden State Bryan Wilkins (30th)
15 Southern Oregon 129.57 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th)
16 Concordia (Neb.) 125.23 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd)
17 Northwestern (Iowa) 123.17 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th)
18 Saint Mary (Kan.) 120.53 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd)
19 Keiser (Fla.) 111.19 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd)
20 Edward Waters (Fla.) 103.45 Gulf Coast Archie Gallon (11th)
21 Shawnee State (Ohio) 98.12 Mid-South Eric Putnam (12th)
22 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 95.61 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th)
23 Tabor (Kan.) 92.89 Kansas Collegiate Dave Kroeker (18th)
24 Eastern Oregon 92.27 Cascade Ben Welch (14th)
25 Corban (Ore.) 91.37 Cascade Norm Berney (15th)
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 769.91 4
2 Red River 703.43 2
3 Cascade 663.15 4
4 Independent (NAIA) 543.31 2
5 Golden State 522.45 2
6 Appalachian 513.70 1
7 Wolverine-Hoosier 509.28 1
8 Kansas Collegiate 450.02 2
9 Heart of America 416.62
10 Sun Conference 298.79 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1259.61
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 879.89
South Milligan (Tenn.) 590.75
South Central Wiley (Texas) 702.31
West Westmont (Calif.) 740.69
View All Regional Rankings

 

Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Central Christian (Kan.) 10.51 42.05
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 21.23 1:24.93
400 Meters Wiley (Texas) 47.79 3:11.17
800 Meters Westmont (Calif.) 1:56.29 7:45.17
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:53.58 15:34.34
Steeplechase Shawnee State (Ohio) 10:24.11 41:36.43
5000 Meters College of Idaho 15:15.60 1:1:02.39
10,000 Meters Indiana Wesleyan 32:53.80 2:11:35.21
110 Meter Hurdles Edward Waters (Fla.) 15.50 1:02.01
400 Meter Hurdles Edward Waters (Fla.) 56.94 3:47.75
5000m Race Walk West Virginia Tech 22:56.92 1:31:47.68
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.91m 6-3 7.62m 25-0
Pole Vault Concordia (Neb.) 4.44m 14-6½ 17.74m 58-2½
Long Jump Texas College 6.85m 22-5¾ 27.40m 89-10¾
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 13.97m 45-10 55.88m 183-4
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 15.33m 50-3½ 61.32m 201-2
Discus Doane (Neb.) 47.96m 157-4 191.84m 629-4
Hammer Grand View (Iowa) 51.01m 167-4 204.04m 669-5
Javelin Baker (Kan.) 51.93m 170-4 207.72m 681-6
Half-Marathon Milligan (Tenn.) 1:13.65 4:54.59

 

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #1 — April 4

next ranking: April 11
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr)  
1 Indiana Tech 431.42 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th)  
2 Wiley (Texas) 350.90 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd)  
3 Friends (Kan.) 320.61 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th)  
4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 304.41 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd)  
5 British Columbia 290.05 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Laurier Primeau (3rd)  
6 Hastings (Neb.) 285.02 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th)  
7 Doane (Neb.) 254.10 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th)  
8 Concordia (Neb.) 253.61 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd)  
9 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 215.53 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (2nd)  
10 Southern Oregon 208.61 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th)  
11 Westmont (Calif.) 202.74 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th)  
12 Xavier (La.) 167.25 Gulf Coast Joseph Moses (14th)  
13 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 164.39 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd)  
14 College of Idaho 148.02 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (2nd)  
15 Shawnee State (Ohio) 132.04 Mid-South Eric Putnam (12th)  
16 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 122.25 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th)  
17 Cornerstone (Mich.) 120.40 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th)  
18 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 115.46 Sun Conference Patrick Reagan (6th)  
19 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 112.55 Appalachian Mike Caldwell (3rd)  
20 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 103.30 Frontier Mike Collins (21st)  
21 Columbia (Mo.) 100.74 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd)  
22 Benedictine (Kan.) 92.52 Heart of America Henry Brun (3rd)  
23 McPherson (Kan.) 89.28 Kansas Collegiate Cameron Magnall (7th)  
24 Point Park (Pa.) 84.24 River States Kelly Parsley (4th)  
25 Corban (Ore.) 84.12 Cascade Norm Berney (15th)  
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 895.32 3
2 Cascade 739.06 3
3 Kansas Collegiate 588.23 2
4 Wolverine-Hoosier 555.40 2
5 Heart of America 515.95 2
6 Red River 498.43 1
7 Sun Conference 484.45 2
8 Sooner Athletic 360.21 1
9 Golden State 357.20 1
10 Appalachian 339.79 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1408.83
Midwest Concordia (Neb.) 793.14
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 768.40
South Central Friends (Kan.) 770.91
West Westmont (Calif.) 787.83
View All Regional Rankings

 

Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Wiley (Texas) 12.03 48.13
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 24.60 1:38.39
400 Meters Wiley (Texas) 57.48 3:49.91
800 Meters British Columbia 2:13.66 8:54.64
1500 Meters Southern Oregon 4:49.50 19:18.00
Steeplechase Friends (Kan.) 12:27.34 49:49.37
5000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 18:07.71 1:12:30.84
10,000 Meters Shawnee State (Ohio) 38:48.26 2:35:13.05
100 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 14.52 58.06
400 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 1:07.06 4:28.24
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.67m 5-5¾ 6.69m 21-11¼
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 3.36m 11-¼ 13.45m 44-1½
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.68m 18-7½ 22.71m 74-6¼
Triple Jump Keiser (Fla.) 10.96m 35-11¾ 43.85m 143-10
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 13.69m 44-10¾ 54.74m 179-7
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 44.21m 145-0 176.82m 580-1
Hammer Hastings (Neb.) 50.82m 166-9 203.29m 666-11
Javelin Benedictine (Kan.) 35.81m 117-5 143.23m 469-11
Heptathlon Westmont (Calif.) 3,505 14,020
Half-Marathon MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 1:25:31.00 5:42:04.00
USTFCCCA NAIA
's Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 1 - April 4th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Doug Edgar (9th)
431.42 NR
2 wiley-texas WILEY (TEXAS)
Red River
Marlon Baugh (3rd)
350.90 NR
3 friends-kan FRIENDS (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
Cole Davis (7th)
320.61 NR
4 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (3rd)
304.41 NR
5 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
A.I.I. (NAIA Independents)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
290.05 NR
6 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
285.02 NR
7 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
Great Plains (1)
Ed Fye (16th)
254.10 NR
8 concordia-neb CONCORDIA (NEB.)
Great Plains
Matt Beisel (2nd)
253.61 NR
9 usc-beaufort-s-c USC BEAUFORT (S.C.)
Sun Conference (1)
Bernard Gather (2nd)
215.53 NR
10 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (7th)
208.61 NR
11 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Russell Smelley (39th)
202.74 NR
12 xavier-la XAVIER (LA.)
Gulf Coast (1)
Joseph Moses (14th)
167.25 NR
13 midamerica-nazarene-kan MIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)
Heart of America (1)
Nate Wiens (3rd)
164.39 NR
14 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
148.02 NR
15 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South
Eric Putnam (12th)
132.04 NR
16 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Michael McDowell (17th)
122.25 NR
17 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rod Wortley (20th)
120.40 NR
18 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference
Patrick Reagan (6th)
115.46 NR
19 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian (AAC)
Mike Caldwell (3rd)
112.55 NR
20 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (21st)
103.30 NR
21 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
American Midwest (1)
Tracy Jex (2nd)
100.74 NR
22 benedictine-kan BENEDICTINE (KAN.)
Heart of America
Henry Brun (3rd)
92.52 NR
23 mcpherson-kan MCPHERSON (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate
Robert Spies
89.28 NR
24 point-park-pa POINT PARK (PA.)
River States
Kelly Parsley (4th)
84.24 NR
25 corban-ore CORBAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Norm Berney (15th)
84.12 NR

Dropped Out: (none)

VIEW ALL RANKINGS BEYOND THE TOP 25

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 4/4
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 4/4
Week 2Wed 4/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 4/11
Week 3Wed 4/18
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 4/18
Week 4Wed 4/25
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 4/25
Week 5Wed 5/2
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 5/2
May 5-6: Conference Championships Weekend I
Week 6Wed 5/9
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 5/9
May 11-12: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 7Wed 5/16
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 5/16
Week 8Tue 5/22
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/22
FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
May 24-26: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
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