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May 29, 2009

2009 Season - Women's Track 13th in final rankings

The Augustana Vikings women’s track & field team of veteran head coach Fred Whiteside have ended their season 13 th in the NCAA Division III national poll. The Vikings came out of the season with a total of 180.57 points in the poll, which is conducted by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh took first place in the poll with a total of 199.36 points. Washington University got bumped to second place with a finish of 197.47 points. University of St. Thomas in Minnesota took third place (196.06), Wisconsin-La Crosse in fourth (195.82), and Tufts University in the number five spot (192.60).

Augustana won three invitationals this year. The Vikings took the Early Spring Opener on March 21, the Viking Olympics on March 30 and the Augustana Invitational on April 17. They were fourth of 17 teams at the Central of Iowa Invitational and they were third of 10 at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Relays. In both the Central Invitational and the Calhoun Relays, Augustana was the first NCAA Division III team in the standings. The Vikings placed fourth in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championship last weekend.

2009 NCAA DIVISION III OUTDOOR RANKINGS

Final Poll Rankings

RANK

SCHOOL

REGION

POINTS

1

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Midwest

199.36

2

Washington University

Midwest

197.47

3

University of St. Thomas

Central

196.06

4

Wisconsin-La Crosse

Midwest

195.82

5

Tufts University

New England

192.60

6

Gustavus

Central

190.72

7

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Midwest

190.44

8

North Central College

Midwest

187.92

9

Williams College

New England

185.29

10

University of Chicago

Midwest

184.59

11

Illinois Wesleyan

Midwest

184.44

12

Carthage College

Midwest

183.70

13

AUGUSTANA

Midwest

180.57

14

Ithaca College

Atlantic

178.05

15

Concordia College

Central

177.64