NAIA Outdoor Track & Field – to May, 5th 2016

May 4, 2016 0

While the Warriors own a 93.34-point advantage in the men’s rankings and a 48.78-point edge in the women’s rankings, there are less than five points between No. 2 and No. 3 in each.

Starting with the men’s rankings, Concordia (Neb.) and Wayland Baptist (Neb.) trail Indiana Tech, as do fourth-ranked Wiley (Texas) and fifth-ranked Doane (Neb.). The Bulldogs tallied 305.01 points this week compared to 301.35 for the Jackrabbits. The Wildcats aren’t too far behind at 299.95 and the Tigers are a bit further behind at 256.13.

In addition to Doane, there are two new entries to the top-10 in the men’s rankings: Oklahoma City (previously No. 13, now No. 9) and previous No. 14, now No. 10 Southern-New Orleans (La.).

Over in the women’s rankings, second-ranked Doane and third-ranked Concordia are neck and neck. The Tigers compiled 387.54 points, while the Bulldogs brought in 385.43. Fourth-ranked Siena Heights (Mich.) and fifth-ranked Southern-New Orleans (La.) round out the top-5.

There were two new additions to the top-25 in both the men’s and women’s rankings. St. Ambrose (Iowa)and William Carey (Miss.) joined the men’s ranks, while Brenau (Ga.) and St. Ambrose (Iowa) entered the women’s list.

Expect the team races to get more exciting as the season wraps up, culminating in the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held May 26-28 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

next ranking: May 11
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 598.35 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (7th) 1
2 Concordia (Neb.) 305.01 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (24th) 3
3 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 301.35 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (1st) 4
4 Wiley (Texas) 299.95 Red River Micah Tirop (3rd) 2
5 Doane (Neb.) 256.13 Great Plains Ed Fye (14th) 11
6 Saint Mary (Kan.) 230.73 Kansas Collegiate Josh Webb (1st) 6
7 British Columbia 230.18 Independent Marek Jedrzejek (15th) 5
8 Siena Heights (Mich.) 190.27 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (32nd) 9
9 Oklahoma City 185.61 Sooner Athletic Conor Holt (5th) 13
10 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 175.10 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (3rd) 14
11 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 171.24 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (15th) 7
12 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 163.80 Mid-South Jamaine Gordon (3rd) 8
13 Marian (Ind.) 159.20 Crossroads Mike Holman (4th) 10
14 Eastern Oregon 151.13 Cascade Ben Welch (12th) 12
15 Bethel (Ind.) 139.37 Crossroads Tony Natali (18th) 16
16 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 137.74 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (9th) 54
17 Southern Oregon 134.93 Cascade Grier Gatlin (5th) 20
18 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 124.24 Heart of America Nate Wiens (1st) 23
19 Cornerstone (Mich.) 117.17 Wolverine-Hoosier Rod Wortley (18th) 17
20 McPherson (Kan.) 114.33 Kansas Collegiate Cameron Magnall (5th) 18
21 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 114.01 Great Plains Nate Treinen (9th) 19
22 Indiana Wesleyan 112.69 Crossroads John Foss (29th) 15
23 Friends (Kan.) 110.97 Kansas Collegiate Damian Smithhisler (4th) 22
24 St. Francis (Ill.) 107.24 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (4th) 25
25 William Carey (Miss.) 102.02 Southern States Ben Smith (4th) 26
dropped out: No. 24 St. Francis (Ill.)
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next ranking: May 11
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Indiana Tech 436.32 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (7th) 1
2 Doane (Neb.) 387.54 Great Plains Ed Fye (14th) 4
3 Concordia (Neb.) 385.43 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (24th) 2
4 Siena Heights (Mich.) 322.89 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (4th) 3
5 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 278.36 Gulf Coast Yhann Plummer (3rd) 14
6 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 256.16 Sooner Athletic Brian Whitlock (1st) 8
7 Carroll (Mont.) 233.02 Frontier Harry Clark (3rd) 10
8 The Master’s (Calif.) 227.15 Golden State Zach Schroeder (8th) 7
9 British Columbia 226.21 Independent Marek Jedrzejek (15th) 5
10 Friends (Kan.) 215.36 Kansas Collegiate Cole Davis (5th) 9
11 Hastings (Neb.) 210.06 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (3rd) 18
12 Biola (Calif.) 198.91 Golden State Sean Henning (1st) 6
13 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 193.67 Cascade George Walcott (3rd) 12
14 Wiley (Texas) 169.57 Red River Micah Tirop (3rd) 11
15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 160.44 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (15th) 17
16 Aquinas (Mich.) 159.48 Wolverine-Hoosier Dave Wood (20th) 20
17 St. Francis (Ill.) 130.25 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (4th) 13
18 Dillard (La.) 126.96 Gulf Coast Bobby Williams (7th) 16
19 Brenau (Ga.) 118.03 Southern States (0th) 30
20 Shawnee State (Ohio) 113.21 Mid-South Eric Putnam (10th) 19
21 Missouri Baptist 110.99 American Midwest Patricia Hanna (6th) 15
22 Oklahoma City 102.62 Sooner Athletic Conor Holt (5th) 22
23 Taylor (Ind.) 97.93 Crossroads David Neville (2nd) 21
24 Westmont (Calif.) 93.38 Golden State Russell Smelley (37th) 23
25 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 90.67 Chicagoland Dan Tomlin (9th) 44
dropped out: (none)
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