2021 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7
NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend shook up the most recent installment of the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, which was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
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Wartburg held steady at No. 1, but second-ranked UW-La Crosse gained ground. The Eagles received four new or improved national top-10 marks this past weekend at the WIAC Outdoor Championships, including a national-leading effort from Seth Holden in the 100 (10.48) as well as an eighth-ranked mark from him in the 200 (21.48). Jake Sullivan added his name to the national top-10 in the 400 with his eighth-ranked effort of 48.00.
UW-Oshkosh leapfrogged Rowan into the No. 3 spot. The Titans shined at the WIAC Outdoor Championships with three new or improved national top-10 marks. Jonathan Wilburn was the headliner with his substantial 15.67m (51-5) effort in the triple jump, which sent him into the national lead and equaled the 10th-best performer in NCAA DIII history. Jack Flynn is now ranked second nationally in the discus at 53.98m (177-1) and Denzel Thomas is now ranked sixth nationally in the 100 at 10.58.
UW-Eau Claire traded spots with John Carroll, getting back into the top-5. Abraham Schroedl led the way for the Blugold with his 6942-point outing in the decathlon to now rank third nationally in the multi. Outside of Schroedl, UW-Eau Claire received four other national top-10 marks: Chris Anderson in the discus (No. 8, 51.34m/168-5); Thomas Jensen in the hammer (No. 8, 57.92m/190-1); TJ Lui in the triple jump (No. 8, 14.62m/47-11¾); the 4×400 relay team is now ranked eighth as well (3:15.33).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 John Carroll, No. 7 UW-Stout, No. 8 Mount Union, No. 9 Carnegie Mellon and No. 10 UW-Whitewater.
The 2021 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held from May 27-29 in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was recently announced that fans will be allowed at the meet up to a capacity of 50 percent (8,000) and tickets are $10 per day.