2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Numerous changes befell the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings between Week 1 and Week 2.

Only four of the men’s teams in the top-25 remained in place compared to five women’s teams.

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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

The 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held May 24-16 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Men’s Story

Indiana Tech and Wiley (Texas) sit No. 1 and No. 2 for the second week in a row. The Warriors and Wildcats don’t appear to be in any danger of losing those spots as they’re the only two teams with more than 300 points in the rankings.

The rest of the top-5 was mixed up as Westmont (Calif.) jumped one spot to No. 3, while Hastings (Neb.) and Doane (Neb.) both climbed three spots to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Westmont (Calif.) received a boost from three athletes: Anthony Cota, Michael Oldach and Seth Wilmoth. Cota is now ranked fifth nationally in the high jump. Oldach is ranked fifth in the 1500, in addition to his No. 5 ranking in the 5000. Wilmoth improved his season best mark to 4.70m (15-5) in the pole vault to nab that fifth spot as well.

Hastings (Neb.) saw Alex Wellington step up in a big way this past weekend. Wellington recorded the second best shot put mark of the season and the fifth best hammer mark. He is also ranked seventh in the discus, so the Broncos are hoping for major points from him come May.

Doane (Neb.) pushed up thanks to Shingai Kusena and Henry Arnold in the triple jump. Kusena is now ranked third nationally, while Arnold moved up to sixth.

Women’s Story

Indiana Tech is still No. 1, but don’t look now: The Warriors have company.

Southern-New Orleans (La.) soared 33 spots between Week 1 and Week 2. The Knights went from No. 35 to No. 2 following a superb weekend. Argyana Bolton doubled down for SUNO this past weekend as she recorded nation-leading marks in the 100 and 200. Bolton is joined by Shadae Hylton (400) and Kimona Smikle (400 hurdles) atop the national leaderboard in their respective events.

Hastings (Neb.) improved three spots from No. 6 to No. 3. The Broncos received a top-10 national mark this past weekend from Shantinique Cunningham in the long jump, Reganne Markle in the long jump, Sara Olsen in the shot put and Kelbie Lyon in the hammer throw.

Wiley (Texas) and Friends (Kan.) both fell two spots to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

New additions to the women’s top-25 include William Carey (Miss.) and Northwest (Wash.) in addition to the aforementioned Knights.

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

2017 Week #2 — April 11

next ranking: April 18
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 451.90 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wiley (Texas) 423.16 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 2
3 Westmont (Calif.) 253.22 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 4
4 Hastings (Neb.) 203.89 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 7
5 Doane (Neb.) 202.10 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 8
6 Central Christian (Kan.) 200.73 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd) 5
7 Tennessee Wesleyan 178.31 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st) 6
8 Oregon Tech 177.01 Cascade Jack Kegg (5th) 9
9 Keiser (Fla.) 176.27 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 19
10 William Carey (Miss.) 155.23 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 11
11 West Virginia Tech 140.65 River States Bruce Cox (11th) 12
12 Indiana Wesleyan 136.21 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (2nd) 32
13 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 133.06 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 51
14 Southern Oregon 129.79 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 15
15 Cumberlands (Ky.) 128.58 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 10
16 Saint Mary (Kan.) 106.30 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd) 18
17 Marian (Ind.) 101.53 Crossroads Mike Holman (6th) 28
18 Bethel (Ind.) 95.97 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) NR
19 Concordia (Neb.) 93.44 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 16
20 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 93.28 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (5th) 98
21 Northwestern (Iowa) 91.12 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 17
22 Shawnee State (Ohio) 88.29 Mid-South Eric Putnam (12th) 21
23 Grand View (Iowa) 87.15 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 47
24 Siena Heights (Mich.) 83.00 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (34th) NR
25 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 82.92 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 22
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 759.44 4
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 587.49 2
3 Cascade 510.74 2
4 Red River 510.34 1
5 Crossroads 429.84 3
6 Appalachian 408.10 1
7 Golden State 367.45 1
8 Sun Conference 356.41 1
9 Heart of America 346.47 1
10 Mid-South 338.38 3

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1149.20 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 918.90 1
South Reinhardt (Ga.) 571.29 2
South Central Wiley (Texas) 707.07 1
West Westmont (Calif.) 761.26 1
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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.) 1:55.72 7:42.89
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:53.58 15:34.34
Steeplechase Shawnee State (Ohio) 10:15.01 41:00.05
5000 Meters British Columbia 14:50.85 59:23.42
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 Doane (Neb.) 56.38 3:45.51
5000m Race Walk West Virginia Tech 22:56.92 1:31:47.68
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.91m 6-3¼ 7.64m 25-¾
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 4.44m 14-6¾ 17.75m 58-2¾
Long Jump Texas College 6.85m 22-5¾ 27.41m 89-11¼
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.36m 47-1½ 57.45m 188-6
Shot Put Hastings (Neb.) 15.67m 51-5 62.67m 205-7
Discus Doane (Neb.) 48.20m 158-1 192.78m 632-5
Hammer Grand View (Iowa) 52.25m 171-5 209.01m 685-8
Javelin Baker (Kan.) 51.93m 170-4 207.72m 681-6
Decathlon Westmont (Calif.) 6,173 24,692

 

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

2017 Week #2 — April 11

next ranking: April 18
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 406.63 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 357.43 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 35
3 Hastings (Neb.) 307.86 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 6
4 Wiley (Texas) 296.68 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 2
5 Friends (Kan.) 288.91 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 3
6 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 258.46 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 4
7 Doane (Neb.) 256.37 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 7
8 Concordia (Neb.) 233.12 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 8
9 Southern Oregon 186.80 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 10
10 Westmont (Calif.) 174.86 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 11
11 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 160.92 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (2nd) 9
12 William Carey (Miss.) 150.91 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 31
13 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 149.68 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 13
14 Siena Heights (Mich.) 117.55 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) NR
15 Xavier (La.) 113.52 Gulf Coast Joseph Moses (14th) 12
16 College of Idaho 111.48 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (2nd) 14
17 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 104.53 Sun Conference Patrick Reagan (6th) 18
18 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 102.82 Appalachian Mike Caldwell (3rd) 19
19 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 101.25 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 16
20 Shawnee State (Ohio) 98.81 Mid-South Eric Putnam (12th) 15
21 Cornerstone (Mich.) 98.21 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 17
22 Columbia (Mo.) 88.04 American Midwest Tracy Jex (2nd) 21
23 Point Park (Pa.) 87.04 River States Kelly Parsley (4th) 24
24 Benedictine (Kan.) 85.44 Heart of America Henry Brun (3rd) 22
25 Northwest (Wash.) 82.57 Cascade Mark Mandi (9th) 27
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 891.14 3
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 675.72 3
3 Cascade 566.29 3
4 Heart of America 516.40 2
5 Gulf Coast 470.95 2
6 Kansas Collegiate 435.15 1
7 Sun Conference 380.98 2
8 Red River 355.42 1
9 Sooner Athletic 314.04 1
10 Appalachian 277.95 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1352.34 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 875.70 2
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 734.39 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 854.53 1
West Southern Oregon 810.32 2
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 11.81 47.23
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 24.60 1:38.39
400 Meters Southern-New Orleans (La.) 54.48 3:37.91
800 Meters British Columbia 2:12.69 8:50.74
1500 Meters British Columbia 4:31.76 18:07.06
Steeplechase Southwestern (Kan.) 12:17.90 49:11.61
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 1:06.92 4:27.70
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.67m 5-5¾ 6.69m 21-11¼
Pole Vault Siena Heights (Mich.) 3.39m 11-1¼ 13.55m 44-5½
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.68m 18-7¾ 22.72m 74-6½
Triple Jump Keiser (Fla.) 11.20m 36-9 44.80m 146-11
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 13.85m 45-5½ 55.41m 181-9
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 44.36m 145-6 177.45m 582-2
Hammer Hastings (Neb.) 52.00m 170-7 207.99m 682-4
Javelin Doane (Neb.) 37.62m 123-5 150.48m 493-8
Heptathlon Westmont (Calif.) 3,505 14,020
Half-Marathon MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 1:25:31.00 5:42:04.00

 

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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
Wed 4/25
Week 5Wed 5/2
Wed 5/2
May 5-6: Conference Championships Weekend I
Week 6Wed 5/9
Wed 5/9
May 11-12: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 7Wed 5/16
Wed 5/16
Week 8Tue 5/22
Tue 5/22
FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
May 24-26: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
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