Posted: May 7, 2013 4:15 PM
JEFFERSON CITY -- Fresh off winning its third-straight MIAA championship, the Lincoln women's outdoor track & field team are once again the No. 1 team in the country while the LU men are No. 6 in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II poll, released on Tuesday.
The Blue Tigers lead a group of four teams that all received over 200 points in the women's poll, with the LU women narrowly surpassing Grand Canyon for the top overall ranking. Lincoln received 241.51 points this week, eight more full points than Grand Canyon (233.50 points) to be ranked No. 1 in the country after spending last week ranked No. 2. The Academy of Art (207.89) and Grand Valley State (203.17) were ranked No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Adams State garnered 143.99 points to round out the top five.
Lincoln leads three ranked MIAA teams in this week's listing, tying for the second-most programs representing one conference. At No. 14, Central Missouri (56.72) is the MIAA's next-highest ranked team while Pittsburg State, which was the runner-up at last weekend's (May 3-5) conference championships, earned 49.45 points to be ranked No. 23.
The LU men received 117.78 points to land just outside the top five, landing less than 10 full points behind fifth-ranked Findlay (126.22). Ashland, which was ranked No. 4 last week, garnered 227.48 points to edge Saint Augustine's (222.79) for the No. 1 ranking. Saint Augustine's is No. 2 this week while Adams State is No. 3 (220.92) and Grand Canyon is No. 4 (189.14).
With five teams ranked in this week's top-25, the MIAA tied the Lone Star Conference for the league with the most ranked men's teams. Lincoln once again has the highest-ranked team in the MIAA while Missouri Southern is next at No. 12 (81.62). Pittsburg State, which won the MIAA Men's Championship last weekend, is the No. 13 team in the country (76.99) while Central Missouri is No. 15 (68.48) and Emporia State is No. 25 (44.97).
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