2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Time is of the essence in NAIA Outdoor Track & Field.

With less than two weeks remaining until the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, teams are jockeying for every last bit of position in the most recent National Team Rankings that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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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 10 | 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.

NOTE: These are the final rankings that will use regular season marks. Our Pre-Championships Rankings that come out Tuesday will only use those qualified for the national meet.

Men’s Story

Nothing changed in the top-5 of the men’s rankings: Indiana Tech remained No. 1, followed by Wiley (Texas), Doane (Neb.), Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Tennessee Wesleyan.

This is the fifth year in a row that the Warriors have been ranked No. 1 this late in the season. Indiana Tech has held down the top spot in the rankings 31 times since 2014.

Outside of the top-5, Hastings (Neb.) and Central Christian (Kan.) both moved up two spots from Week 6. The Broncos went from No. 8 to No. 6, while the Saints ascended to No. 8.

There were two new additions to the top-25: Cornerstone (Mich.) at No. 22 and Southern Oregon at No. 25.

Women’s Story

Wayland Baptist (Texas) sits No. 1 for yet another week and the ninth time in the past two years.

Indiana Tech sits right behind the Pioneers, while Southern-New Orleans (La.) and Hastings (Neb.) come in at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

Doane (Neb.) climbed two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 after a strong weekend. The Tigers watched Kate Grint hit a nation-leading mark in the shot put of 14.95m (49-0¾). Grint also sits fourth on the Descending Order List in the discus and 23rd in the hammer.

There were two new additions to the top-25: Rio Grande (Ohio) at No. 23 and Eastern Oregon at No. 24.

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

2017 Week #7 — May 16

next ranking: May 22 (pre-championships)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 406.04 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 1
2 Wiley (Texas) 373.81 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 2
3 Doane (Neb.) 282.06 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 3
4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 214.03 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 4
5 Tennessee Wesleyan 184.32 Appalachian Sam Roberts (1st) 5
6 Hastings (Neb.) 178.00 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 8
7 Saint Mary (Kan.) 172.04 Kansas Collegiate Alstin Benton (2nd) 6
8 Central Christian (Kan.) 166.49 A.I.I. (NAIA Independents) Mike Anderson (2nd) 10
9 Keiser (Fla.) 163.93 Sun Conference Marc Small (2nd) 9
10 Northwestern (Iowa) 162.41 Great Plains Scott Bahrke (6th) 7
11 Westmont (Calif.) 154.81 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 12
12 Oregon Tech 151.65 Cascade Jack Kegg (5th) 14
13 Indiana Wesleyan 140.22 Crossroads Caleb Snyder (2nd) 11
14 William Carey (Miss.) 136.57 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 13
15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 127.72 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 17
16 Taylor (Ind.) 118.02 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 20
17 Bethel (Ind.) 116.17 Crossroads Tony Natali (20th) 15
18 Grand View (Iowa) 113.29 Heart of America Jerry Monner (12th) 22
19 West Virginia Tech 112.39 River States (0th) 19
20 Friends (Kan.) 112.13 Kansas Collegiate Damian Smithhisler (6th) 16
21 Marian (Ind.) 108.21 Crossroads Mike Holman (6th) 18
22 Cornerstone (Mich.) 108.07 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 27
23 Oklahoma City 107.18 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 21
24 Cumberlands (Ky.) 103.11 Mid-South Randy Greer (3rd) 23
25 Southern Oregon 102.88 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 28
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 1025.71 3
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 749.46 2
3 Crossroads 584.25 4
4 Cascade 486.65 2
5 Red River 431.23 1
6 Kansas Collegiate 411.03 2
7 Heart of America 390.07 1
8 Appalachian 350.62 1
9 Sooner Athletic 345.50 2
10 Sun Conference 284.72 1

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1117.82 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 1070.95 1
South Reinhardt (Ga.) 584.00 1
South Central Wiley (Texas) 593.72 1
West Southern Oregon 739.07 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.) 10.48 41.90
200 Meters Wiley (Texas) 21.05 1:24.18
400 Meters Wayland Baptist (Texas) 47.47 3:09.89
800 Meters Aquinas (Mich.) 1:54.28 7:37.10
1500 Meters British Columbia 3:51.29 15:25.15
Steeplechase Cornerstone (Mich.) 9:37.93 38:31.73
5000 Meters British Columbia 14:17.65 57:10.60
10,000 Meters St. Francis (Ill.) 31:47.81 2:7:11.23
110 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 15.13 1:00.50
400 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 54.48 3:37.91
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 Aquinas (Mich.) 4.67m 15-3½ 18.66m 61-2½
Long Jump Doane (Neb.) 7.08m 23-2¾ 28.32m 92-11
Triple Jump Doane (Neb.) 14.69m 48-2½ 58.76m 192-9
Shot Put Doane (Neb.) 16.50m 54-1½ 65.99m 216-6
Discus Grand View (Iowa) 51.54m 169-1 206.17m 676-5
Hammer Grand View (Iowa) 53.59m 175-9 214.34m 703-2
Javelin Baker (Kan.) 54.87m 180-0 219.46m 720-0
Decathlon Westmont (Calif.) 6,173 24,692

 

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

2017 Week #7 — May 16

next ranking: May 22 (pre-championships)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 426.14 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (3rd) 1
2 Indiana Tech 382.37 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (9th) 2
3 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 326.54 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (5th) 3
4 Hastings (Neb.) 310.21 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (5th) 4
5 Doane (Neb.) 255.45 Great Plains Ed Fye (16th) 7
6 Concordia (Neb.) 252.61 Great Plains Matt Beisel (2nd) 5
7 Friends (Kan.) 249.40 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (7th) 6
8 Wiley (Texas) 230.15 Red River Marlon Baugh (3rd) 8
9 Siena Heights (Mich.) 208.44 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (6th) 9
10 Aquinas (Mich.) 198.73 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (22nd) 11
11 Southern Oregon 177.46 Cascade Grier Gatlin (7th) 12
12 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 176.94 Heart of America Nate Wiens (3rd) 10
13 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 159.99 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (17th) 13
14 Taylor (Ind.) 139.29 Crossroads Ted Bowers (12th) 15
15 Cornerstone (Mich.) 128.06 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (20th) 14
16 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 127.29 Sun Conference Bernard Gather (2nd) 17
17 Oklahoma City 124.44 Sooner Athletic Matt Aguero (2nd) 16
18 College of Idaho 119.16 Cascade Austin Basterrechea (2nd) 20
19 Westmont (Calif.) 111.99 Golden State Russell Smelley (39th) 18
20 Morningside (Iowa) 109.99 Great Plains Dave Nash (15th) 19
21 William Carey (Miss.) 95.35 Southern States Blake Hegstrom (5th) 23
22 Dordt (Iowa) 88.98 Great Plains Craig Heynen (10th) 21
23 Rio Grande (Ohio) 86.77 River States Bob Willey (37th) 26
24 Eastern Oregon 83.88 Cascade Ben Welch (14th) 31
25 Point Park (Pa.) 83.12 River States Kelly Parsley (4th) 24
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Great Plains 1095.71 5
2 Wolverine-Hoosier 964.29 4
3 Sooner Athletic 551.58 2
4 Cascade 528.09 3
5 Heart of America 526.45 1
6 Gulf Coast 362.80 1
7 Kansas Collegiate 355.85 1
8 Chicagoland 349.06 1
9 Crossroads 298.01 1
10 0.00

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Great Lakes Indiana Tech 1123.80 1
Midwest Doane (Neb.) 877.03 1
South USC Beaufort (S.C.) 777.38 1
South Central Friends (Kan.) 1063.25 1
West Southern Oregon 739.96 2
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 British Columbia 2:11.29 8:45.15
1500 Meters British Columbia 4:26.83 17:47.32
Steeplechase Taylor (Ind.) 11:30.97 46:03.87
5000 Meters Oklahoma City 17:36.17 1:10:24.67
10,000 Meters College of Idaho 38:32.73 2:34:10.90
100 Meter Hurdles Indiana Tech 14.46 57.85
400 Meter Hurdles Doane (Neb.) 1:04.60 4:18.40
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.) 3.55m 11-7½ 14.18m 46-6¼
Long Jump Indiana Tech 5.89m 19-4 23.57m 77-4
Triple Jump Friends (Kan.) 11.41m 37-5½ 45.65m 149-9
Shot Put Hastings (Neb.) 14.01m 45-11¾ 56.05m 183-10
Discus Concordia (Neb.) 45.72m 150-0 182.89m 600-0
Hammer Hastings (Neb.) 53.57m 175-9 214.29m 703-0
Javelin Corban (Ore.) 40.98m 134-5 163.91m 537-9
Heptathlon Jamestown (N.D.) 3,939 15,757
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 4/4Wed 4/4
Week 2Wed 4/11Wed 4/11
Week 3Wed 4/18Wed 4/18
Week 4Wed 4/25Wed 4/25
Week 5Wed 5/2Wed 5/2
May 5-6: Conference Championships Weekend I
Week 6Wed 5/9Wed 5/9
May 11-12: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 7Wed 5/16Wed 5/16
Week 8Tue 5/22Tue 5/22
FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
May 24-26: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)
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