2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend is here!
Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons are being used, so this is a true, comprehensive look at the current season and only what has happened this indoor season.
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All was quiet among the top-3 teams as UW-Oshkosh, Loras and Williams held their positions from the previous week: the Titans are No. 1; the Duhawks are No. 2; and the Ephs are No. 3. Each of those top-3 teams have seven or more national top-10 marks, led by UW-Oshkosh with 11.
The Titans have been on a roll recently, especially their sprinters. UW-Oshkosh has five of the 10 fastest sprinters in the 60 meters this season, including Jaylen Grant and Davian Williams, who sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Grant was recently named National Athlete of the Week after he became the fifth-fastest performer in NCAA DIII history with his 6.72 clocking this past weekend.
Wartburg jumped one spot from No. 5 to No. 4 in Week 5. Dallas Wright contributed to the Knights’ charge in a big way this past weekend. Wright took over the national lead in the 200 at 21.67, moved up to No. 3 in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.02 and helped Wartburg’s ninth-ranked 4×400 relay team get the baton around in 3:20.10.
UW-Eau Claire cemented its spot at No. 5. The Blugolds hauled in seven national top-10 marks this season so far, of which three are in the heptathlon with record-holder Marcus Weaver at the forefront with his 5533-point total. Yakob Ekoue is now ranked fourth nationally in the shot put with his 17.97m (55-1½) heave this past weekend.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 5: No. 6 SUNY Geneseo, No. 7 MIT, No. 8 John Carroll, No. 9 UW-Whitewater and No. 10 Mount Union. Two of the biggest shifts happened right outside the reaches of the top-10, which is where Benedictine (Ill.) improved five spots to No. 11 and Washington (Mo.) vaulted eight spots to No. 15.
Marks your calendars for March 11-12, as that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina!