2020 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index between Week 2 and Week 3.
That gives us a great chance to look outside of the top-5 in the most recent installment, which was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
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Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
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We don’t have to go too far to find our first team, as St. Francis (Ill.) moved up one spot to No. 6. The Saints have a strong distance corps and have registered eight automatic qualifying times for the upcoming NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships in those events. Pedro Ocampo added a strong mark to St. Francis (Ill.)’s ledger this past weekend when he went 4:17.92 in the mile at the Windy City Rumble.
Aquinas (Mich.) jumped four spots between Week 2 and Week 3. The Saints cracked the top-10 at No. 7 thanks to the efforts of two men in the 1000. Grayson Harding is now ranked second nationally at 2:28.24, while Matthew MacGregor notched the seventh best mark of the season at 2:31.46.
Montreat (N.C.) finds a spot in the top-10 at No. 9. The Cavaliers took full advantage of a fast track at the Camel City Invitational this past weekend and clocked the nation’s fastest time in the Distance Medley Relay of 10:15.11.
There were three new additions to the top-25 this week: No. 17 Dakota State (S.D.), No. 24 Oklahoma City and No. 25 Cumberlands (KY.).
Be sure to check back throughout the season as we approach the 2020 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships, set for March 5-7 in Brookings, South Dakota.