Saints Track and Field Team Heads to Nationals Ranked in Top 15 - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Saints Track and Field Team Heads to Nationals Ranked in Top 15

Posted: Updated:
HELENA - Both track and field teams from Carroll College will head into the NAIA National Championships ranked in the top-15 in the country.  The Carroll women rank 13th, while the men are 14th.

These results are from the sixth edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NAIA National Team Computer rankings.

“Sending 24 athletes to Alabama is a great achievement for this program.  Our teams competed week in and week out and piled up a number of exceptional performances,” Carroll College head coach Harry Clark said.

The USTFCCCA NAIA National Championship Rankings are determined based on a formula of how many student-athletes teams have on the 2014 national descending order list for individual, relay events and how highly they are ranked.

On the Men’s side, Carroll moved up one spot from last week’s ranking.  Indiana Tech overtook Wayland Baptist (Texas) for the top spot with an overall point total of 497.64. On the women’s side Carroll dropped two spots and Indiana Tech also jumped into the top spot passing previously number one ranked British Columbia with a point total of 598.90.

This week, Carroll College had two athletes honored by the Frontier Conference after strong performances at the Tom Gage Classic held in Missoula.  Leah Esposito’s win in the 1500-meter race and Ben Cutler’s win in the 400-meters earned each athlete of the week honors for their respective accomplishments.

“We have great balance on both teams.  Our distance runners are excellent, but we also have had really terrific outings from our sprinters, throwers and in other field events like the pole vault and heptathlon,” Clark said.

Carroll has a brief hiatus as they prepare for the NAIA National Championship Meet held in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  The meet begins Thursday, May 22nd.

“I am truly excited for our team to compete at nationals.  We have lots of athletes who have been tapering and they are in prime position to bring out their best on the biggest stage,” Clark added.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missing Great Falls woman found safe

    Missing Great Falls woman found safe

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-11-14 03:44:21 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-11-14 04:51:41 GMT

    The Great Falls Police Department is looking for a missing 79-year-old woman named Nadine.  Nadine suffers from dementia, and police say she wandered away from her home on the 1100 block of 1st Avenue South sometime around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Nadine is described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about five feet tall. Nadine weighs around 85 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs, a bright pink parka, and possibly gray sweatpants.  If you see...

    The Great Falls Police Department is looking for a missing 79-year-old woman named Nadine.  Nadine suffers from dementia, and police say she wandered away from her home on the 1100 block of 1st Avenue South sometime around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Nadine is described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about five feet tall. Nadine weighs around 85 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs, a bright pink parka, and possibly gray sweatpants.  If you see...

  • How to tell if your child has been sexually abused

    How to tell if your child has been sexually abused

    Thursday, November 15 2018 8:44 PM EST2018-11-16 01:44:03 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 11:16 PM EST2018-11-16 04:16:27 GMT

    Price has been with the Great Falls Police Department Special Victims Unit since 2013. He is only 1 of 5 detectives handling over 200 cases a year dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

    Price has been with the Great Falls Police Department Special Victims Unit since 2013. He is only 1 of 5 detectives handling over 200 cases a year dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

  • From Coaching to Prison: Former Cats addresses Demons

    From Coaching to Prison: Former Cats addresses Demons

    Friday, November 16 2018 12:29 AM EST2018-11-16 05:29:59 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 12:57 AM EST2018-11-16 05:57:21 GMT

    Joe O’Brien’s story has been shared from local news all the way to ESPN. “Definitely a drug addict and alcoholic,” O’Brien said.    Once a promising assistant coach at Montana State University he was fired after being convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering and sentenced to prison. “Everyday above ground is a good one,” he said. After his release, he was given another chance at coaching, volunteering at Simms High, s...

    Joe O’Brien’s story has been shared from local news all the way to ESPN. “Definitely a drug addict and alcoholic,” O’Brien said.    Once a promising assistant coach at Montana State University he was fired after being convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering and sentenced to prison. “Everyday above ground is a good one,” he said. After his release, he was given another chance at coaching, volunteering at Simms High, s...

  • Animal shelters across the state need your help

    Animal shelters across the state need your help

    Thursday, November 15 2018 9:47 AM EST2018-11-15 14:47:53 GMT
    Montana is facing a major overcrowding issue in animal shelters across the state.  With every shelter at max capacity, if not more, animal shelters are forced to make room wherever possible. The main culprits of the overcrowding are cats, however, dogs are also part of the equation. Typically, Great Falls Animal Shelter sees an influx increase in the summers, but this year, they’ve seen more than usual. The Great Falls Animal Shelter typically has a cutoff of aroun...
    Montana is facing a major overcrowding issue in animal shelters across the state.  With every shelter at max capacity, if not more, animal shelters are forced to make room wherever possible. The main culprits of the overcrowding are cats, however, dogs are also part of the equation. Typically, Great Falls Animal Shelter sees an influx increase in the summers, but this year, they’ve seen more than usual. The Great Falls Animal Shelter typically has a cutoff of aroun...
  • UPDATE: 3 suspects arrested in Idaho after Jefferson Co. Deputy was shot at

    UPDATE: 3 suspects arrested in Idaho after Jefferson Co. Deputy was shot at

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-11-14 00:59:26 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-11-16 00:44:55 GMT
    Kolby SchmidtKolby Schmidt

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says 2 more people have been arrested and identified in relation to Tuesday's shooting. 

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says 2 more people have been arrested and identified in relation to Tuesday's shooting. 

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.