2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – Welcome to the final month of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field season.

That means it is crunch time and the most recent National Team Rankings, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) certainly reflect that.

Out of the 50 combined teams in the men’s and women’s rankings, only seven remained in place from Week 4 to Week 5.

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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 24-26 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Men’s Story

Indiana Tech and Wiley (Texas) continue to hold down the top-2 spots on the men’s side. In fact, the Warriors and the Wildcats are the only two teams with more than 300 ranking points.

Doane (Neb.) jumped three spots to No. 3 following a strong weekend by its jumpers and throwers. Shingai Kusena (triple jump), Zach Brittain (shot put) and Ben Berreckman (shot put and discus) all notched national top-10 marks for the Tigers in their respective events. This is the first time Doane (Neb.) has been ranked in the top-3 since Week 7 of 2016.

Wayland Baptist (Texas) vaulted into the top-5 for the first time this season. The Pioneers climbed nine spots between Week 4 and Week 5 after Keiontae Williamson moved into the top-12 nationally in the 800 with his time of 1:53.47.

Central Christian (Kan.) rounded out the top-5 this week after it fell two spots.

Women’s Story

Welcome to the No. 1 spot, Wayland Baptist (Texas)!

The Pioneers supplanted Indiana Tech thanks to the efforts of Tiona Owens, who is now ranked ninth nationally in the long jump at 5.85m (19-2½). That is 13 top-10 marks for WBU, which has been ranked No. 1 12 times in program history.

There weren’t any other changes to the top-5 outside of that swap.

Southern-New Orleans (La.) held its ground at No. 3 and is followed by Hastings (Neb.) at No. 4 and Friends (Kan.) at No. 5.

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

2017 Week #5 — May 2

next ranking: May 9
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 435.74 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wiley (Texas) 365.28 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 2
3 Doane (Neb.) 254.86 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 6
4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 194.21 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 13
5 Central Christian (Kan.) 188.58 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd) 3
6 Northwestern (Iowa) 181.10 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 15
7 Keiser (Fla.) 180.10 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 4
8 Hastings (Neb.) 179.94 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 5
9 Tennessee Wesleyan 179.21 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st) 8
10 Saint Mary (Kan.) 163.50 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd) 12
11 Oregon Tech 157.57 Cascade Jack Kegg (5th) 7
12 Westmont (Calif.) 154.88 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 10
13 Indiana Wesleyan 144.61 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (2nd) 9
14 William Carey (Miss.) 143.84 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 11
15 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 126.55 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (5th) 27
16 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 124.97 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 14
17 Cumberlands (Ky.) 120.75 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 17
18 West Virginia Tech 116.84 River States Bruce Cox (11th) 16
19 Grand View (Iowa) 115.76 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 20
20 Aquinas (Mich.) 113.76 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 28
21 Southern Oregon 110.77 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 18
22 Taylor (Ind.) 108.19 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 19
23 Concordia (Neb.) 107.91 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 33
24 Bethel (Ind.) 95.85 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) 22
25 St. Francis (Ill.) 95.61 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (6th) 29
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 1092.56 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 1049.47 1
South Reinhardt (Ga.) 591.55 2
South Central Wiley (Texas) 595.75 1
West Westmont (Calif.) 733.12 3
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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.) 10.49 41.96
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 21.23 1:24.93
400 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 47.56 3:10.24
800 Meters Aquinas (Mich.) 1:54.28 7:37.10
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:52.66 15:30.62
Steeplechase Cornerstone (Mich.) 9:48.16 39:12.63
5000 Meters British Columbia 14:17.65 57:10.60
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 22:31.02 1:30:04.08
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 2.00m 6-6¾ 8.01m 26-3¼
Pole Vault Concordia (Neb.) 4.63m 15-2¼ 18.51m 60-8¾
Long Jump Bethel (Ind.) 6.97m 22-10½ 27.87m 91-5¼
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.63m 48-¼ 58.53m 192-0
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 16.29m 53-5½ 65.17m 213-9
Discus Grand View (Iowa) 51.07m 167-6 204.27m 670-2
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

 

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

2017 Week #5 — May 2

next ranking: May 9
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 403.68 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 2
2 Indiana Tech 372.19 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
3 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 340.55 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 3
4 Hastings (Neb.) 313.50 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 4
5 Friends (Kan.) 280.84 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 5
6 Doane (Neb.) 257.04 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 7
7 Concordia (Neb.) 256.56 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 10
8 Wiley (Texas) 232.38 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 6
9 Siena Heights (Mich.) 206.05 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) 8
10 Southern Oregon 180.61 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 9
11 Aquinas (Mich.) 156.38 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 15
12 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 156.36 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 12
13 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 154.23 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 11
14 Westmont (Calif.) 133.20 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 17
15 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 129.10 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (2nd) 13
16 Oklahoma City 124.56 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 14
17 Cornerstone (Mich.) 119.96 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 18
18 Taylor (Ind.) 108.22 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 19
19 College of Idaho 104.12 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (2nd) 27
20 William Carey (Miss.) 99.62 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 16
21 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 95.17 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (5th) 42
22 Morningside (Iowa) 94.58 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 24
23 Grand View (Iowa) 91.21 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 20
24 Carroll (Mont.) 89.51 Frontier Harry Clark (5th) 21
25 Shawnee State (Ohio) 86.78 Mid-South Eric Putnam (12th) 30
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 1154.93 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 919.17 1
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 769.52 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 997.08 1
West Southern Oregon 790.18 1
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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 2:12.03 8:48.13
1500 Meters British Columbia 4:27.08 17:48.32
Steeplechase Taylor (Ind.) 11:41.74 46:46.95
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.) 1:04.70 4:18.79
5000m Race Walk Cumberlands (Ky.) 41:32.43 2:46:09.71
High Jump Doane (Neb.) 1.70m 5-7 6.81m 22-4
Pole Vault Doane (Neb.) 3.53m 11-7 14.13m 46-4¼
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.) 13.96m 45-9½ 55.82m 183-1
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 45.44m 149-1 181.76m 596-4
Hammer Hastings (Neb.) 52.98m 173-9 211.91m 695-3
Javelin Corban (Ore.) 40.54m 133-0 162.16m 532-0
Heptathlon Concordia (Neb.) 3,804 15,214
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
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Wed 4/4
Week 2Wed 4/11
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Wed 4/11
Week 3Wed 4/18
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Wed 4/18
Week 4Wed 4/25
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Wed 4/25
Week 5Wed 5/2
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Wed 5/2
May 5-6: Conference Championships Weekend I
Week 6Wed 5/9
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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
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