2018 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 3

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NEW ORLEANS – For the third-straight week of the outdoor track & field season, we’ve seen a new leader atop the NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings.

Pittsburg State vaulted seven spots to the top of the newest batch of rankings, released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Gorillas stayed at home this past weekend at its Wendy’s/PSU Invitational, putting together a slew of solid marks in order to achieve its first-ever No. 1 ranking for the outdoor season.

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Pittsburg State Texas A&M-Kingsville Colorado Mines Chico State Angelo State
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A total of 10 NCAA Division II top-10 Descending Order List marks were hit at the meet by the Gorillas, including an NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Mark in the shot put by Bo Farrow (18.67m/61-3). Farrow also posted the second-best discus throw in the nation this year at 55.17m (181-0).

Colorado Mines also made a significant push into the top-five, jumping six spots to third for its highest outdoor ranking in program history. The Orediggers were all over the map over the weekend, competing at the 2018 Tom Benich Invitational, the Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco State Distance Carnival. It didn’t matter where the team was, though, as seven top-10 NCAA Division II Descending Order List marks were posted across the three meets. Josh Hoskinson led the way for the Orediggers, running the nation’s best 5000 time at the Stanford Invitational at 14:05.42.

Two other teams jumped into the top-10 after sitting outside during the first two weeks of rankings.

CSU-Pueblo found itself in the top-10 for the first time in program history at seventh thanks to Thomas Staines’ performance in the 800 at the CSU-Pueblo Spank Blasing Invite. The sophomore hit an NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Mark at 1:48.54 (converted to 1:47.96 for altitude), a time that leads NCAA Division II.

Joining CSU-Pueblo in moving into the top-10 was Texas A&M-Commerce, which moved up three spots to eighth. The Lions posted three NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Marks at the Home Depot Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Florian Obst notched 7,681 points in the decathlon and DeVontae Steele recorded a triple jump mark of 15.67m (51-5). The Lions’ 4×400 relay squad also ran a 3:07.91.

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Other than the four aforementioned teams and Tiffin – who remained in ninth – the rest of the top-10 didn’t have as positive of a week.

Texas A&M-Kingsville slipped one spot to second despite NCAA Division II-leading performances from Richard Cervantes (shot put and discus), Javier Lopez (110 hurdles) and Charles Greaves (triple jump) at the Texas Relays. All three posted NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Marks in their respective events.

Chico State, Angelo State and Saint Augustine’s all fell two spots to fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 on the week was West Texas A&M, who fell five spots to 10th.

The NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 24-26.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 3 - April 3rd

1 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (1)
Russ Jewett (30th)
193.62 ▲ 7
(LW: 8)
2 texas-am-kingsville TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE
South Central Region (3)
Lone Star
Ryan Dall (10th)
155.89 ▼ 1
(LW: 1)
3 colorado-mines COLORADO MINES
South Central Region (2)
Matt Sparks (5th)
140.02 ▲ 6
(LW: 9)
4 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
Oliver Hanf (6th)
123.47 ▼ 2
(LW: 2)
5 angelo-state ANGELO STATE
South Central Region (1)
Lone Star
Tom Dibbern (2nd)
122.24 ▼ 2
(LW: 3)
6 saint-augustines SAINT AUGUSTINE'S
Atlantic Region (1)
George Williams (42nd)
108.62 ▼ 2
(LW: 4)
7 csu-pueblo CSU-PUEBLO
South Central Region (6)
Matt Morris (5th)
98.90 ▲ 18
(LW: 25)
8 texas-am-commerce TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE
South Central Region (4)
Lone Star
George Pincock (2nd)
98.66 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 tiffin TIFFIN
Midwest Region (1)
Jeremy Croy (18th)
89.79 NR
10 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (5)
Lone Star
Matt Stewart (1st)
88.92 ▼ 5
(LW: 5)
11 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (4)
Jerry Baltes (19th)
78.30 NR
12 cal-state-la CAL STATE LA
West Region (8)
Tina Fernandes (5th)
75.68 ▲ 3
(LW: 15)
13 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (2)
Jim Vahrenkamp (6th)
70.60 ▲ 4
(LW: 17)
14 academy-of-art ACADEMY OF ART
West Region (7)
Kevin LaSure (3rd)
66.32 ▲ 5
(LW: 19)
15 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (3)
Jack Hoyt (1st)
61.28 ▼ 8
(LW: 7)
16 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (8)
Damon Martin (19th)
60.84 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (3)
Gulf South
Caleb Morgan (5th)
57.78 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 uc-san-diego UC SAN DIEGO
West Region (2)
Tony Salerno (19th)
55.39 ▼ 4
(LW: 14)
19 western-oregon WESTERN OREGON
West Region (11)
Mike Johnson (14th)
55.25 ▲ 82
(LW: 101)
20 eastern-new-mexico EASTERN NEW MEXICO
South Central Region (15)
Lone Star
Jeff Kavalunas (1st)
52.65 ▲ 4
(LW: 24)
21 ashland ASHLAND
Midwest Region (2)
Jud Logan (15th)
51.65 ▼ 11
(LW: 10)
22 alabama-huntsville ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
South Region (1)
Peach Belt
David Cain (20th)
50.07 ▼ 16
(LW: 6)
23 central-missouri CENTRAL MISSOURI
Central Region (2)
Kirk Pedersen (22nd)/Kip Janvrin (20th)
45.70 ▲ 69
(LW: 92)
24 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (1)
Conf. Carolinas
Matt Van Lierop (10th)
43.45 ▲ 11
(LW: 35)
25 fort-hays-state FORT HAYS STATE
Central Region (7)
Jason McCullough (1st)
40.55 ▲ 27
(LW: 52)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 12 UNC Pembroke, No. 13 Concordia (Ore.), No. 20 Cal State Stanislaus, No. 21 Central Washington, No. 22 UC-Colorado Springs, No. 23 Columbus State


Men's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1Lone Star548.385
8Gulf South143.562


Men's Regional Rankings Top Teams
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
AtlanticSaint Augustine's349.201
CentralPittsburg State486.845
EastSt. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.)405.681
South CentralAngelo State469.911
SoutheastMount Olive464.241
WestChico State469.521
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Men's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersTexas A&M-Commerce10.7042.80
200 MetersAlabama-Huntsville21.631:26.51
400 MetersTarleton State48.903:15.59
800 MetersWestern Oregon1:52.017:28.05
1500 MetersAdams State3:49.4715:17.89
SteeplechaseBlack Hills State9:36.4338:25.73
5000 MetersCal Baptist14:32.4758:09.87
10,000 MetersColorado Mines29:58.191:59:52.77
110 Meter HurdlesUNC Pembroke14.6858.71
400 Meter HurdlesAngelo State53.863:35.43
High JumpChico State2.03m6-7¾8.10m26-6¾
Pole VaultColorado Mines4.91m16-1¼19.65m64-5½
Long JumpTiffin7.00m22-11½27.98m91-9¾
Triple JumpUC San Diego13.98m45-10½55.93m183-6
Shot PutPittsburg State16.75m54-11½67.01m219-10
DiscusConcordia (Ore.)50.41m165-4201.63m661-6
HammerCentral Missouri59.59m195-6238.36m782-0
JavelinPittsburg State64.08m210-3256.33m840-11
DecathlonCentral Washington6,48725,946

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2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/20
Tue 3/20
Feb. 15: First Qualifying Date
Week 2Tue 3/27
Tue 3/27
Week 3Tue 4/3
Tue 4/3
Week 4Tue 4/10
Tue 4/10
Apr. 13-14: SAC Champs
Week 5Tue 4/17
Tue 4/17
Apr. 19-21: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 6Tue 4/24
Tue 4/24
Apr. 27-29: Conference Championships Weekend III
Week 7Tue 5/1
Tue 5/1
May 2-6: Conference Championships Weekend III
Week 8Tue 5/8
Tue 5/8
May 11-12: GNAC Championships
Week 9Tue 5/15
Tue 5/15
May 13: Last Qualifying Date
Week 10Mon 5/21
Mon 5/21
FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
May 24-26: NCAA DII Champs (Charlotte, N.C.)

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
2018 | All-Time