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February 15, 2012

2012 Season - Augustana women 20th in track & field poll

Junior Annie Heifner who won the 2,000 meter at the Augustana Invitational on Saturday, February 11th, has helped the Vikings to a 20th place ranking in the NCAA Division III dual meet poll.

After competing hard at its own invitational this past weekend, the Augustana women's track and field team increased its point total once again in the NCAA Division III indoor dual meet rankings. The Vikings now have 121.52 points, raising their point total from the 119.96 points last week, however the team dropped to 20th from 16th.

This poll, conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, quantifies the depth of each team. The team's total score is the sum of all points earned in each event. Two individual athletes are scored per event, as well as one relay team. The points are based on the best marks of an event in the current season, with the faster times and farther distances worth more. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology stayed on the top of the rankings for the second consecutive week, accumulating 148.53 points. UW Oshkosh (146.01) remained in second, while Tufts jumped up to third with 143.29 points.

So far this season the Vikings have competed in a total of five meets. On January 14th, Augustana competed in Dubuque, Iowa at the Sol Butler Classic, finishing second of nine teams. The Vikings then competed at the Midwest Invitational on January 21st at Monmouth College, finishing with five even winners. No team scores were kept at that meet. On January 28th, head coach Fred Whiteside's team competed at the Wartburg Select meet in Waverly, Iowa. The Vikings were second in the three team event, including four event winners. This past weekend the Vikings placed third of 19 teams at the Jim Green Invitational hosted by Illinois College. The Vikings won 8 events on February 11th while competing in the Augustana Invitational at the PepsiCo Center in Rock Island, Illinois.

The Vikings will host a dual meet against St. Ambrose on Thursday, February 16 in the PepsiCo Center.

2012 NCAA DIVISION III INDOOR DUAL MEET POWER RANKINGS

Sponsored by the USTFCCA

As of 02/14/2012

POLL #4

RANK

SCHOOL

REGION

POINTS

1.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New England

148.53

2.

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Midwest

146.01

3.

Tufts

New England

143.29

4.

Ithaca

Atlantic

142.52

5.

University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

Midwest

139.14

6.

Wartburg

Central

138.33

7.

North Central

Midwest

138.19

8.

Washington University

Midwest

135.13

9.

Southern Maine

New England

131.84

10.

College of New Jersey

Atlantic

131.10

11.

University of Wisconsin, Stout

Midwest

129.27

12.

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Midwest

128.46

13.

Illinois Wesleyan

Midwest

125.98

14.

Ohio Wesleyan

Great Lakes

125.16

15.

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Midwest

123.52

16.

Christopher Newport

South

123.37

17.

Nebraska Wesleyan

Central

122.98

18.

Bates

New England

122.81

19.

Carthage

Midwest

122.27

20.

AUGUSTANA

Midwest

121.52