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February 10, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Women's track and field ranked 20th

Head coach Fred Whiteside's Augustana women's track & field team is ranked 20 th in the latest NCAA Division III indoor power ranking of the 2010 season. The power ranking is sponsored by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) and it encompasses the top two performances by each team in every event.

The Vikings have accumulated 99.94 points in the poll and ahead of them are three members of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. North Central is currently in a tie with Wisconsin-Lacrosse for the number one ranking. Both teams have accumulated 128.41 points. Illinois Wesleyan remains in third with 131.90 points and Carthage slipped to tenth with 111.63. Five of the top ten teams in the nation call the Midwest Region home. Monmouth has claimed the number six spot with 119.68 points. Wartburg (129.72) and College of New Jersey (122.92) moved into 4 th and 5 th respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 is: Ohio Wesleyan (seventh with 117.27), Christopher Newport (eighth with 112.71) and Nebraska Wesleyan (ninth with 112.25. Augustana placed 7th in the nine team field at the Warhawk Invitational on February 6. The Vikings will be hosting the Augie Invitational on Saturday, February 13 in Rock Island, Illinois.

2010 NCAA DIVISION III INDOOR POWER DUAL MEET POWER RANKING

Sponsored by the USTFCCA as of 02/09/10

POLL #3

RANK

SCHOOL

REGION

POINTS

1.

Wisconsin-La Crosse

Midwest

141.71

2.

North Central

Midwest

141.71

3.

Illinois Wesleyan

Midwest

131.90

4.

Wartburg

Central

129.72

5.

College of New Jersey

Atlantic

122.92

6.

Monmouth

Midwest

119.68

7.

Ohio Wesleyan

Great Lakes

117.27

8.

Christopher Newport

South

112.71

9.

Nebraska Wesleyan

Central

112.25

10.

Carthage

Midwest

111.63

11.

Marietta

Great Lakes

110.65

12.

St. Lawrence

Atlantic

110.56

13.

Emory

South

109.55

14.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Midwest

107.25

15.

Washington University

Midwest

106.03

16.

Ohio Northern

Great Lakes

104.18

17.

Lynchburg

South

103.97

18.

Capital

Great Lakes

102.43

19.

Wisconsin-Platteville

Midwest

100.12

20.

AUGUSTANA

Midwest

99.94