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May 3, 2012

2012 Season - Women's Track ranked 21st in NCAA

Augustana is currently ranked 21 st in the NCAA Division III outdoor track & field rankings in the latest poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Vikings of veteran head coach Fred Whiteside have been a mainstay in the top 25 all season long.

Augustana has 162.45 points in the latest poll. Wartburg is the number one ranked team in the nation with 211.56 points while Wisconsin-Oshkosh is second with 196.92. Ithaca is third with 192.08 with Wisconsin-La Crosse in fourth with 190.89 and North Central in fifth with 189.84.

The Vikings are coming off some spectacular performances at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. The distance medley relay team set a new school record with a time of 12:15.79. Thus far this season, Augustana has won two team titles and placed in the top five of every other meet the Vikings have participated in.

This weekend the Vikings will travel to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in Bloomington, Illinois.

2012 NCAA DIVISION III OUTDOOR DUAL MEET POWER RANKINGS

Sponsored by the USTFCCA ** As of 05/01/2012 ** POLL #6

RANK

SCHOOL

REGION

POINTS

1.

Wartburg

Central

211.56

2.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Midwest

196.92

3.

Ithaca

Atlantic

192.08

4.

Wisconsin-La Crosse

Midwest

190.89

5.

North Central

Midwest

189.84

6.

Tufts

New England

188.48

7.

M.I.T.

New England

187.63

8.

Wisconsin-Whitewater

Midwest

182.47

9.

Willamette

West

179.30

10.

Ohio Wesleyan

Great Lakes

178.47

11.

Nebraska Wesleyan

Central

178.11

12.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Midwest

173.23

13.

California Lutheran

West

173.01

14.

Concordia-Moorhead

Central

172.76

15.

Williams

New England

172.10

16.

Claremont Mudd-Scripps

West

171.85

17.

Emory

South

168.73

18.

Illinois Wesleyan

Midwest

167.84

19.

McMurry

South

165.18

20.

Salisbury

Mideast

164.91

21.

Augustana

Midwest

162.45

22.

St. Lawrence

Atlantic

161.35

23.

Wisconsin-Platteville

Midwest

159.50

24.

Wisconsin-Stout

Midwest

158.53

25.

Bates

New England

157.89