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April 18, 2012

2012 Season - Augustana ranked 15th in NCAA women's track & field

Junior Annie Heifner ran the second leg on Augustana's school-record-setting 4x1600 meter relay team last week at the Norse Relays. Heifner and the Vikings are currently ranked 15th in the latest NCAA Division III outdoor track & field power rankings.

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Augustana is currently ranked 15 th in the latest NCAA Division III outdoor track & field rankings in the latest poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. After checking in at 13 th a week ago, the Vikings of veteran head coach Fred Whiteside slipped two notches to 15 th this week.

Augustana has 159.70 points, up 8.70 from last week’s total of 151.00. Ithaca is the number one ranked team in the nation with 184.59 points while North Central is second with 182.09. Wisconsin-Oshkosh is third with 180.61 with M.I.T. in fourth with 175.11 and Nebraska Wesleyan in fifth with 171.39.

The Vikings are coming off a tremendous week where they won the Norse Relays in Decorah, Iowa by 40 points over host Luther on Saturday, April 14. Earlier this year they won the Viking Open on March 24 and were second at the Viking Olympics on March 31. They placed fifth at the Wartburg Select on April 6.

This weekend the Blue & Gold will host the Augustana Invitational on Friday, April 20 at Paul V. Olsen Track.

2012 NCAA DIVISION III OUTDOOR DUAL MEET POWER RANKINGS

Sponsored by the USTFCCA

As of 04/18/2012

POLL #3

RANK

SCHOOL

REGION

POINTS

1.

Ithaca

Atlantic

184.59

2.

North Central

Midwest

182.09

3.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Midwest

180.61

4.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New England

175.11

5.

Nebraska Wesleyan

Central

171.39

6.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Midwest

169.35

7.

Ohio Wesleyan

Great Lakes

169.28

8.

California Lutheran

West

168.39

9.

Illinois Wesleyan

Midwest

167.84

10.

Wisconsin-Whitewater

Midwest

166.19

11.

Williams

New England

163.69

12.

Emory

South

163.31

13.

Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps

West

161.69

14.

Salisbury

Mideast

161.64

15.

AUGUSTANA

Midwest

159.70