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January 31, 2013

Women's track & field now third in NCAA rankings

The Vikings are now ranked third in the latest NCAA Division III indoor track & field power rankings.

Augustana started the season ranked fourth in the NCAA Division III indoor track & field rankings released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. This week the Vikings jumped up one spot to third as they bettered their point total by over 10 points.

Augustana checks in this week with 120.85 points after a tremendous performance last week at the Olivet Nazarene Invitational where veteran head coach Fred Whiteside's team set two new school records and finished third in the team standings.  

Ithaca is the NCAA Division III leader with 136.50 points while North Central is second with 122.40 and the Vikings less than two points behind (120.85) in third. Illinois Wesleyan is fourth (120.65) and Wisconsin-Stevens Point fifth (118.82). Ohio Wesleyan (118.22), M.I.T. (115.47), Bates (114.99), Williams (114.71) and St. Lawrence (114.71) round out the top 10.  

The Vikings opened up the season with a team win at the Dubuque Open and then traveled to the Monmouth Invite where they brought home seven event winners.    This weekend the Vikings will travel to the Warhawk Invitational on Saturday, February 2 in Whitewater, Wisconsin.  

2013 NCAA DIVISION III INDOOR DUAL MEET POWER RANKINGS

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RANK SCHOOL REGION POINTS
1. Ithaca Atlantic 136.50
2. North Central Midwest 122.40
3. AUGUSTANA Midwest 120.85
4. Illinois Wesleyan Midwest 120.65
5. Wisconsin- Stevens Point Midwest 118.82
6. Ohio Wesleyan Great Lakes 118.22
7. M.I.T. New England 115.47
8. Bates New England 114.99
9. Williams New England 114.71
10. St. Lawrence Atlantic 112.78
11. Washington Midwest 111.67
12. College of New Jersey Atlantic 111.56
13. SUNY-Oneonta Atlantic 110.25
14. Christopher Newport South 106.13
15. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Atlantic 101.71
16. Ohio Northern Great Lakes 99.01
17. Lynchburg South 98.01
18. Southern Maine New England 97.14
19. St. Norbert Midwest 93.11
20. Moravian Mideast 92.20