Kansas Women 10th, Men 25th in latest USTFCCCA Rankings

USTFCCCA Outdoor Rankings
Week 1 // April 8, 2014

Junior Greg Lupton
Women’s Top-10
Rnk School Conf. Points
1. Texas A&M SEC 387.98
2. Florida SEC 364.16
3. Texas Big 12 310.68
4. Oregon Pac-12 267.18
5. Kentucky SEC 237.24
6. LSU SEC 190.79
7. USC Pac-12 168.85
8. Georgia SEC 158.80
9. Arkansas SEC 158.21
10. Kansas Big 12 138.30

Men’s Top-10
Rnk School Conf. Points
1. Florida SEC 345.51
2. Oregon Pac-12 311.77
3. Arkansas SEC 289.47
4. Texas A&M SEC 288.18
5. Florida State ACC 201.32
6. Wisconsin Big Ten 198.04
7. LSU SEC 169.96
8. Georgia SEC 164.87
9. Alabama SEC 160.83
10. Texas Tech Big 12 154.11
25. Kansas Big 12 74.54

Full Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – For the 14th time since 2012 and the first time this outdoor season, Kansas track & field finds both its men’s and women’s teams ranked inside the top-25 of the national rankings. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) slotted the Kansas women 10th for the second-straight week while the men enter the top-25 for the first time this year, checking in at 25th.
The Jayhawk women find themselves ranked among the top-10 of the NCAA’s outdoor rankings for the 18th-consecutive week dating back to week four of the 2012 campaign. Kansas currently boasts five individuals and a relay team ranked inside the nation’s top-25 in their respective events.
Junior Lindsay Vollmer still holds the NCAA’s No. 1 heptathlon mark this year (5,640 pts.) after her win at the Texas Relays two weeks ago. Junior Colleen O’Brien also posted one of the collegiate ranks’ top marks on the year at the Texas Relays with her high jump clearance of 1.81 meters (5’11¼”), which puts her at seventh in the nation. Throwers Jessica Maroszek and Dasha Tsema each sit at No. 16 in the NCAA in the shot put and discus, respectively. Last week at the Battle on the Bayou, the KU women’s 4×100-meter relay posted the nation’s 14th-fastest time at 44.67.
On the men’s side, Kansas enters the top-25 for the first time in 2014 with the help of five individuals currently sitting near the top of the national rankings in their respective events. Junior All-American Michael Stigler holds the NCAA’s No. 2 400-meter hurdle mark after clocking in with a winning time of 50.08 at the Texas Relays. On April 4, junior Reid Buchanan entered the top-25 in the 5,000 meters with his career-best time of 13:59.44 at the Stanford Invitational.
The Jayhawks also see an NCAA-leading three pole vaulters sitting among the top-25 in their event. Junior Casey Bowen has the No. 3 vault this year (5.50m/18’0½”) after his career performance at the Texas Relays. Fellow junior Greg Lupton joins his teammate near the top of the standings at 12th, while freshman Nick Meyer also finds himself inside the top-25, checking in at 24th following his personal best in Baton Rouge, La., last weekend.
Both teams are set to journey to Tempe, Ariz., to take part in a pair of meets this weekend. Action will kick off with the Mesa Classic on Friday, April 11 before the Jayhawks journey across town to the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday, April 12. Log on to KUAthletics.com for complete recaps of each day’s events and follow live via Twitter and Instagram at @KUTrack.  
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