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Dutch No. 9 in USTFCCCA men’s track rankings

Men's track | April 16, 2014

PELLA—The Central College men’s track and field team retained its top-10 status at No. 9 in this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III outdoor national rankings.

The Dutch competed at the Jim Duncan Invitational Friday and Saturday. Led by Iowa Conference men’s track events performer of the week Drew Jackson (junior, Johnston), Central tallied a handful of top finishers. Jackson was runner-up to South Dakota State’s Andrew Thies in Friday’s 3,000-meter steeplechase before winning Saturday’s 1,500-meter run.

Other top finishers included Eli Horton’s (junior, Runnells, Southeast Polk HS) runner-up performance to Jackson in the 1,500, fellow distance runner Jamie Vander Veer’s (junior, Knoxville) third-place effort in the 800, Dan Roemerman’s (sophomore, Iowa City, City High HS) third-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles and Steven Messerschmidt’s (senior, Neola, Tri-Center HS) third-place shot put.

Wis.-La Crosse, the 2013 outdoor national champion, remained the top-ranked team. Wis.-Eau Claire and Wis.-Oshkosh swapped spots and are Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, followed by Wis.-Whitewater. Mount Union (Ohio) rounds out the top five, followed by North Central (Ill.), Whittier (Calif.), Wartburg, the Dutch and Whitworth (Wash.).

Central is back in action Wednesday at the Central College Open. Field events are slated to begin at 2 p.m., with running events starting at 2:30 p.m.

Rank  School                           Points  Conference   Head Coach (Yr)               Last Week
1        UW-La Crosse              246.33  WIAC            Josh Buchholtz (6th)          1
2        UW-Eau Claire              151.10  WIAC            Chip Schneider (12th)        3
3        UW-Oshkosh                140.99  WIAC            Eamon McKenna (2nd)      2
4        UW-Whitewater            113.48  WIAC            Mike Johnson (5th)             4
5        Mount Union                  98.40     OAC              Kevin Lucas (4th)               6
6        North Central (Ill.)        88.33    CCIW            Frank Gramarosso (4th)      5
7        Whittier                           83.96      SCIAC           Dave Hogan (7th)               7
8        Wartburg                        82.91     IIAC              Marcus Newsom (16th)       8
9        Central (Iowa)               73.54    IIAC              Joe Dunham (6th)                 9
10      Whitworth                       73.02     Northwest      Toby Schwarz (18th)         10
11      Christopher Newport    68.67   CAC              Tyler Wingard (8th)              12
12      Bates                               65.88      NESCAC       Al Fereshetian (19th)        14
13      Johns Hopkins              64.55   Centennial     Bobby Van Allen (15th)     34
14      Augustana (Ill.)              64.53    CCIW            Paul Olsen (45th)                20
15      Greenville                       63.81     SLIAC           Brian Patton (20th)             16
16      MIT                                  63.00      NEWMAC     Halston Taylor (24th)         11
17      Salisbury                        61.30    CAC              Jim Jones (15th)                 13
18      Carthage                        60.90   CCIW            Brett Witt (9th)                      18
19      Wabash                          60.59    NCAC           Clyde Morgan (6th)             15
20      Moravian                        56.59      Landmark      Jesse Baumann (3rd)      23
21      SUNY Cortland              56.54   SUNYAC      Steve Patrick (7th)                17
22      Washington (Mo.)         54.70   UAA             Jeff Stiles (13th)                     19
23      UW-Stout                        54.47     WIAC            Kyle Steiner (1st)                24
24      Buffalo State                  52.33    SUNYAC      Eugene Lewis (14th)           21
25      Baldwin Wallace           51.64   OAC              Bill Taraschke (29th)           64
Dropped out: No. 22 SUNY Oneonta, No. 25 Widener

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