Women's Indoor Track & Field ranked No. 5 in USTFCCCA Preseason Power Rankings

Women's Indoor Track & Field ranked No. 5 in USTFCCCA Preseason Power Rankings

By Caleb Scott

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ADA — The Ohio Northern women's indoor track and field team is ranked No. 5 in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason power rankings, released on Thursday afternoon.

The Polar Bears finished tied for fifth as a team at the 2017 Indoor National Championships, posting the best team finish at the indoor championships in school.

Northern returns two All-American's in senior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) and junior Maddy Reed (Piketon).

ONU received 74.07 points in the rankings, while Oberlin held the No. 1 spot with 100.06 points, MIT was ranked second with 91.22 points and Misericordia (Pa.) rounded out the top-3 with 84.23 points.

The Polar Bears open the 2018 campaign on Friday, Jan. 19 as they travel to Berea to compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference Split Meet.

USTFCCCA Power Rankings - Preseason

Jan. 11, 2018

Rank School Pts. 2017 Final Rank
1. Oberlin 100.06 18
2. MIT 91.22 5
3. Misericordia (Pa.) 84.23 14
4. Ithaca (N.Y.) 76.47 2
5. Ohio Northern 74.07 5
6. Williams (Mass.) 72.52 4
7. U. of Chicago 64.79 27
8. Bridgewater (Va.) 55.91 7
9. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 55.36 27
10. George Fox (Ore.) 51.97 3
11. Illinois Wesleyan 48.04 33
12. Wis.-Oshkosh 46.25 56
13. UMass Boston 45.08 9
14. Brandies (Mas.) 44.39 NR
15. SUNY Geneseo 43.24 8
16. Dubuque (Iowa) 42.84 21
17. Wis.-Stevens Point 40.60 61
18. Loras (Iowa) 39.16 26
19. Whitworth (Wash.) 37.90 33
20. Tufts (Mass.) 34.86 41
21. Carthage (Wis.) 32.86 33
22. Rochester (N.Y.) 32.76 14
23. WPI 32.24 NR
24. Gwynedd-Mercy (Pa.) 32.18 21
25. Ohio Wesleyan 32.15 11