EKU Men’s Track And Field Ranked In Top 35 In Latest USTFCCCA Team Rankings


NEW ORLEANS – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s and field team is ranked No. 35 in the latest USTFCCCA team rankings, announced on Tuesday. This marks the second straight week that the Colonels are ranked in the top 35, having been ranked No. 32 last week.

EKU is ranked just behind Power 5 schools including Baylor, Houston, Tennessee, and Iowa State. The Maroon and White are ranked ahead of several powerhouse and field programs, such as Northern Arizona, Florida State, Oklahoma State, and Illinois. The Colonels hold the highest ranking in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

 

The Colonels also hold spots in the top 20 in three events on the latest USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings, including the 3,000-meter steeplechase (No. 4), 10,000 meters (No. 9), and 1,500 meters (No. 16).

 

The USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings places a rank order to a program’s “squad” of athletes in a particular event, using the cumulative season-best qualifying marks from a team’s top-four ranked athletes on the national descending-order list. A team must have four or more athletes with a valid season-best mark to achieve a ranking in a particular event.

 

Hakim Abouzouhir leads the Maroon and White in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, posting a time of 8:37.52 to win the event at the Stanford Invitational. His time ranks No. 1 in the nation for the steeple. Kristian Imroth finished eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays, clocking a personal-best steeplechase time of 8:42.07. His time ranks No. 2 in the ASUN, No. 3 in the East Region, and No. 9 in the country. Keeton Thornsberry (9:00.25) ranks No. 3 in the ASUN and No. 32 in the East Region for the steeplechase. Cesc Boix (9:37.92) is the fourth Colonel on the 3,000-meter steeplechase #EventSquad.

 

The Colonels are led by Mohammed Jouhari in the 10,000 meters, recording a personal-best time of 28:29.56 at the Stanford Invitational, which stands as the second-best in program history. Jouhari’s time ranks No. 8 in the East Region and No. 24 in the nation. Nikodem Dworczak (29:22.40) and Jackson Siddall (29:25.54) achieved personal-best times for the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational, with Enock Kipchumba (29:57.93) completing the #EventSquad for EKU. The Colonels hold the four fastest 10K times in the ASUN.

 

Jan Badia leads EKU in the 1,500 meters, posting a time of 3:44.97 at the Raleigh Relays, which ranks No. 2 in the ASUN and No. 32 in the East Region. Imroth (3:45.89) and Abouzouhir (3:47.22) finished first and second, respectively, in the 1,500 meters with personal-best times at the EKU Spring Meet. Imroth ranks No. 3 in the ASUN and No. 41 in the East Region for the 1,500 meters. Thornsberry rounds out the #EventSquad for the Maroon and White, recording a college-best time of 3:48.67 at the Tennessee Invite.

 

Taha Er Raouy leads the Colonels in the 5,000 meters, a college-best time of 13:36.76 to win the event at the Stanford Invitational. His time ranks No. 1 in the ASUN, No. 6 in the East Region, and No. 7 in the nation.

 

Badia also leads EKU in the 800 meters, with a time of 1:50.25 at the Tennessee Invite, ranking No. 1 in the ASUN.

 

The sprints group is led by Jake Welch, as he ranks in the top 11 in the ASUN for the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 400 meters. He won the 100 meters at the EKU Spring Meet, clocking a personal-best time of 10.96. Welch also claimed victory in the 200 meters at the EKU Spring Meet, recording a time of 22.06. The Fort Thomas, Ky. native finished in sixth place for the 400 meters at the Tennessee Invite, a time of 48.55.

 

Samuel Carter leads EKU in the triple jump, finishing fourth with a jump of 14.58m at the Tennessee Invite, ranking No. 3 in the ASUN.

 

John Ukomadu jumped 1.93m at the EKU Spring Meet and Kennesaw State Invitational, leading the Colonels in the high jump.

 

Matt See leads the Maroon and White in the shot put with a throw of 13.96m at the Tennessee Invite.

 

Cooper Brummett leads the Colonels in the hammer throw and discus. He posted a college-best hammer throw of 39.50m at the EKU Spring Meet, which is the third-best in school history. Brummett finished sixth in the discus at the Kennesaw State Invitational, with a personal-best throw of 44.95m, ranking No. 4 in the ASUN.

 

Javon Adams leads EKU in the javelin, winning his first collegiate appearance in the event with a personal-best throw of 43.82m.

 

Next Up

The Colonels compete at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific on April 11-13.

 

Follow us

Keep up with everything EKU and Field on Instagram (@eku_xctf), X (@EKU_XCTF), and Facebook (EKU Track & Field / XC).





Source link

You May Also Like

More From Author

+ There are no comments

Add yours