2020 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
NEW ORLEANS – The newest edition of the NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index has evolved following Conference Championship Weekend, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.
No one was safe in the top-10, as every position has changed.
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Lincoln (Mo.) regained the No. 1 spot after a two-week hiatus. The Blue Tigers earned the bump from the performances of Carlon Hosten and Colby Jennings Jr. at the MIAA Indoor Championships as they took home individual titles. Hosten turned in the No. 3 time in the 200 of 20.97 and Jennings Jr. ran 46.89 in the 400, a time that ranks him fifth in DII. Lincoln (Mo.) continues to rule the jumps, with athletes ranked No. 1 and No. 3 in the long jump and claiming the top-3 spots in the triple jump.
Improving two spots to No. 2 is Colorado School of Mines. Jacob Mitchem (3000) and Dylan Ko (5000) each improved their standings on the national leaderboards with their efforts at the RMAC Indoor Championships. The Orediggers also saw an improved mark from their Distance Medley Relay and now sit fifth on the Descending Order List.
Ashland improved one spot to No. 4 with the help of their 4×400 relay. The Eagles’ quartet of Tim Rumas, Paul Murray, Travis Marx, and Trevor Bassitt won the GLIAC title in a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:11.11 and are now ranked third nationally.
Also in the top-5, Angelo State and Tiffin each fell two spots to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
Two teams improving their standing in the top-10 are Grand Valley State and Central Missouri. The Lakers saw numerous improvements across multiple events from the GLIAC Championships. The Mules had their pole vault duo of Vincent Hobbie and Jan Jansky tie for the No. 2 vault, and Trey Miller moved to No. 4 in the heptathlon.
CSU-Pueblo is back in the top-10 after moving up three spots from No. 13 to No. 10. The boost came from their Distance Medley Relay clocking the No. 2 time in DII at the RMAC Indoor Championships.
UC-Colorado Springs and Shippensburg are the newest faces in the top-25 this week.
The Mountain Lions made the largest jump within the top-25, improving 14 spots from No. 32 to No. 18 following three top-10 national marks from the RMAC Indoor Championships. William Ross won a pair of RMAC titles in the jumps with marks that put him at No. 4 in the triple jump and No. 9 in the long jump. Charles Forbes also clocked the eighth-best time in the 60 Hurdles.
Shippensburg climbed 2 spots from No. 27 to No. 25 after their tenth straight PSAC Championship. Charles Bowman set the all-time PSAC record in the 60 Hurdles with a time of 7.88, a time that now ranks him third in DII.
Be sure to check back next Monday for the Pre-Championship edition of the National Rating Index heading into the 2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama next Friday and Saturday.