Women 10th, Men 16th in Final USTFCCCA Ranking
Provided by Aquinas
The track and field teams are primed and ready for some great performances next week at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. In the final installment of the USTFCCCA rankings the women's position remained unchanged at #10 this week, while the men inched up two spot to #16. The women, who just five weeks ago were not even ranked, used a upset of #2 ranked Indiana Tech at the WHAC Championships to enter the top ten. The Saints have gone from unranked, to 23rd, to 16th, and now to 10th. The men have also showed steady improvement over the season and are currently at their highest rating. Coach Dave Wood has both teams peaking at just the right time.
The women currently own the #1 marks in the NAIA event squad ratings in the women's 100 meter hurdles. The Saints show their depth in the 10,000 meters (#2), 800 meters (#3), 1500 meters (#4), and pole vault (#5), as all four events show up in the nation's top five of the event squad ratings. The men's event squad rankings are highlighted by #4 rankings in the pole vault and 10,000 meters.
Individually the Saints are being paced by:
Alex King (SR/Lakeview, Michigan) - (#2, 100 meter hurdles - 14.13)
Adri Sigafoose (JR/McBain, Michigan) - (#3, 800 meters - 2:10.34), (#4, 1500 meters - 4:26.92)
Tori DeSira (JR/Dewitt, Michigan) - (#5, 100 meter hurdles - 14.22)
Rachel Spreng (JR/Lansing, Mich.) - (#7, Pole Vault - 12-5 1/2)
Women's 4x800 - (#5 - 9:14.73)
Women's 4x400 - (#8 - 3:53.61)
Curtis Bell (JR/Coleman, Michigan) - (#1, Pole Vault - 17-0)
Nate McKeown (FR/Hesperia, Michigan) - (#5, High Jump - 16-10 3/4)
Men's 4x800 - (#10 - 7:42.25)