2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Numerous changes befell the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings over the course of the past week.

The most recent rankings released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) saw 24 of the top-25 men’s teams and 16 of the top-25 women’s teams shift spots between Week 3 and Week 4.

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REGIONAL PDFs Top 15 | By Team | By Event

#EventSquad Rankings Top-16 Summary

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The 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held May 24-26 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Men’s Story

Indiana Tech is back in a familiar spot in the men’s rankings. The Warriors once again reside at the top as they jumped now second-ranked Wiley (Texas). Indiana Tech used a quartet of strong marks from this past weekend to make this happen as Justin McKenzie is now ranked No. 2 in the pole vault, the 4×100 relay team is now billed third, Luke Runyan is now ranked No. 4 in the 1500 and Barthelemy Peter is now No. 6 in the 400.

Central Christian (Kan.) jumped two spots to take over the No. 3 spot. The Tigers own six marks on the Descending Order List that are ranked in the top-3.

Keiser (Fla.) is billed fourth in the rankings, large in part to the success of Chris Grinley. The sophomore hurdler is ranked first nationally in the 110 hurdles at 13.94 and third nationally in the 400 hurdles at 53.22.

Hastings (Neb.) is ranked fifth. The Broncos roll deep in the field events as six of their seven top-10 marks nationally are in those disciplines.

Women’s Story

Indiana Tech and Wayland Baptist remained No. 1 and No. 2 in the women’s rankings, but Southern-New Orleans (La.) is making some noise.

The Knights closed the gap between themselves and the top-2 teams thanks to some strong outings this past weekend. SUNO saw Argyana Bolton take over the top spot nationally in the 200, as did the 4×400 relay. Other impressive performances belonged to the 4×100 relay team (now ranked second) and Shantae Green in the 400 hurdles (now ranked fifth).

Hastings (Neb.) fell to No. 4 and Friends (Kan.) continues to round out the top-5.

The biggest jump in either of the rankings this week belonged to the women of Aquinas (Mich.) as they went from No. 44 to No. 15.

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #4 — April 25

next ranking: May 2
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 434.27 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 2
2 Wiley (Texas) 396.00 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 1
3 Central Christian (Kan.) 202.18 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd) 5
4 Keiser (Fla.) 199.60 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 9
5 Hastings (Neb.) 191.86 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 6
6 Doane (Neb.) 187.16 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 4
7 Oregon Tech 184.71 Cascade Jack Kegg (5th) 8
8 Tennessee Wesleyan 177.36 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st) 7
9 Indiana Wesleyan 176.93 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (2nd) 16
10 Westmont (Calif.) 167.28 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 3
11 William Carey (Miss.) 166.60 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 12
12 Saint Mary (Kan.) 163.91 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd) 14
13 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 163.41 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 13
14 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 150.08 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 21
15 Northwestern (Iowa) 141.74 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 23
16 West Virginia Tech 136.63 River States Bruce Cox (11th) 11
17 Cumberlands (Ky.) 125.97 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 10
18 Southern Oregon 125.46 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 20
19 Taylor (Ind.) 118.85 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 33
20 Grand View (Iowa) 116.52 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 15
21 Eastern Oregon 112.66 Cascade Ben Welch (14th) 19
22 Bethel (Ind.) 109.27 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) 18
23 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 100.63 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 17
24 Friends (Kan.) 96.61 Kansas Collegiate Damian Smithhisler (6th) 27
25 Oklahoma City 93.67 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 36
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 753.59 3
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 713.09 1
3 Crossroads 559.40 3
4 Cascade 515.91 3
5 Red River 473.06 1
6 Kansas Collegiate 423.81 2
7 Appalachian 344.22 1
8 Sun Conference 341.58 1
9 Heart of America 341.07 1
10 Mid-South 269.75 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1071.72 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 905.21 1
South Keiser (Fla.) 571.67 3
South Central Wiley (Texas) 651.18 1
West Oregon Tech 744.87 2
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.) 10.49 41.96
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 21.23 1:24.93
400 Meters Wiley (Texas) 47.66 3:10.65
800 Meters Aquinas (Mich.) 1:54.28 7:37.10
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:53.58 15:34.34
Steeplechase Cornerstone (Mich.) 9:51.17 39:24.68
5000 Meters British Columbia 14:50.86 59:23.42
10,000 Meters Indiana Wesleyan 32:21.80 2:9:27.21
110 Meter Hurdles Edward Waters (Fla.) 15.30 1:01.21
400 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 55.24 3:40.94
5000m Race Walk West Virginia Tech 22:38.12 1:30:32.50
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.98m 6-6 7.92m 25-11¾
Pole Vault Aquinas (Mich.) 4.53m 14-10 18.10m 59-4½
Long Jump Bethel (Ind.) 6.97m 22-10½ 27.87m 91-5¼
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.44m 47-4½ 57.75m 189-5
Shot Put Hastings (Neb.) 15.84m 51-11¾ 63.37m 207-11
Discus Grand View (Iowa) 50.04m 164-2 200.16m 656-8
Hammer Grand View (Iowa) 53.44m 175-4 213.76m 701-3
Javelin Baker (Kan.) 53.49m 175-5 213.94m 701-11
Decathlon Westmont (Calif.) 6,173 24,692

 

USTFCCCA NAIA

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

2017 Week #4 — April 25

next ranking: May 2
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 425.61 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 377.83 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 2
3 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 354.84 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 4
4 Hastings (Neb.) 311.23 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 3
5 Friends (Kan.) 304.01 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 5
6 Wiley (Texas) 251.13 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 6
7 Doane (Neb.) 236.02 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 7
8 Siena Heights (Mich.) 203.82 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) 10
9 Southern Oregon 191.61 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 9
10 Concordia (Neb.) 190.69 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 8
11 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 165.82 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 11
12 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 157.42 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 17
13 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 153.49 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (2nd) 13
14 Oklahoma City 135.12 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 30
15 Aquinas (Mich.) 119.89 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 44
16 William Carey (Miss.) 119.40 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 16
17 Westmont (Calif.) 117.80 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 12
18 Cornerstone (Mich.) 110.10 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 14
19 Taylor (Ind.) 101.16 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 28
20 Grand View (Iowa) 100.10 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 15
21 Carroll (Mont.) 96.54 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 22
22 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 94.02 Appalachian Mike Caldwell (3rd) 20
23 Benedictine (Kan.) 91.48 Heart of America Henry Brun (3rd) 18
24 Morningside (Iowa) 86.24 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 47
25 Northwest (Wash.) 85.82 Cascade Mark Mandi (9th) 24
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 953.87 4
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 896.88 4
3 Heart of America 556.57 3
4 Cascade 516.18 2
5 Sooner Athletic 515.07 2
6 Gulf Coast 417.51 1
7 Kansas Collegiate 412.98 1
8 Sun Conference 316.25 1
9 Red River 270.98 1
10 Crossroads 267.40 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1225.63 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 842.52 1
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 803.44 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 968.19 1
West Southern Oregon 824.02 1
View All Regional Rankings

 

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 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 2:12.54 8:50.16
1500 Meters British Columbia 4:31.76 18:07.06
Steeplechase Friends (Kan.) 11:42.33 46:49.31
5000 Meters Oklahoma City 17:44.13 1:10:56.51
10,000 Meters MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 38:43.31 2:34:53.24
100 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 14.49 57.97
400 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 1:05.70 4:22.80
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.70m 5-6¾ 6.78m 22-3
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 3.48m 11-4¾ 13.90m 45-7¼
Long Jump Wiley (Texas) 5.79m 19-0 23.15m 75-11½
Triple Jump Keiser (Fla.) 11.30m 37-¾ 45.18m 148-2
Shot Put Concordia (Neb.) 13.85m 45-5½ 55.41m 181-9
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 44.62m 146-4 178.49m 585-7
Hammer Hastings (Neb.) 52.88m 173-5 211.51m 693-11
Javelin Corban (Ore.) 40.54m 133-0 162.16m 532-0
Heptathlon Carroll (Mont.) 3,630 14,520
Half-Marathon MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 1:25:31.00 5:42:04.00
USTFCCCA NAIA
's Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 4 - April 25th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Doug Edgar (9th)
425.61 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (3rd)
377.83 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 southern-new-orleans-la SOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (LA.)
Gulf Coast
Younne Reid (1st)
354.84 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
311.23 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 friends-kan FRIENDS (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
Cole Davis (7th)
304.01 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 wiley-texas WILEY (TEXAS)
Red River
Marlon Baugh (3rd)
251.13 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
Great Plains (1)
Ed Fye (16th)
236.02 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 siena-heights-mich SIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Kirk Richards (6th)
203.82 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (7th)
191.61 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 concordia-neb CONCORDIA (NEB.)
Great Plains
Matt Beisel (2nd)
190.69 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 midamerica-nazarene-kan MIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)
Heart of America (1)
Nate Wiens (3rd)
165.82 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Michael McDowell (17th)
157.42 ▲ 5
(LW: 17)
13 usc-beaufort-s-c USC BEAUFORT (S.C.)
Sun Conference (1)
Bernard Gather (2nd)
153.49 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic
Matt Aguero (2nd)
135.12 ▲ 16
(LW: 30)
15 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Dave Wood (22nd)
119.89 ▲ 29
(LW: 44)
16 william-carey-miss WILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)
Southern States
Blake Hegstrom (5th)
119.40 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Russell Smelley (39th)
117.80 ▼ 5
(LW: 12)
18 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rod Wortley (20th)
110.10 ▼ 4
(LW: 14)
19 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
101.16 ▲ 9
(LW: 28)
20 grand-view-iowa GRAND VIEW (IOWA)
Heart of America
Jerry Monner (12th)
100.10 ▼ 5
(LW: 15)
21 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier
Harry Clark (5th)
96.54 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian (AAC)
Mike Caldwell (3rd)
94.02 ▼ 2
(LW: 20)
23 benedictine-kan BENEDICTINE (KAN.)
Heart of America
Henry Brun (3rd)
91.48 ▼ 5
(LW: 18)
24 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
Great Plains
Dave Nash (15th)
86.24 ▲ 23
(LW: 47)
25 northwest-wash NORTHWEST (WASH.)
Cascade
Mark Mandi (9th)
85.82 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 19 SCAD Savannah (Ga.), No. 21 College of Idaho, No. 23 Xavier (La.), No. 25 Shawnee State (Ohio)

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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
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.)
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