NEW ORLEANS – The Baldwin Wallace University men's indoor track and field team cracked the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Rankings in Week 4.
Week 4 marks the first week that preseason marks in non-combined events were left out of the rankings, leaving just those marks recorded this season to be calculated.
The Yellow Jackets came in at No. 23, jumping 20 spots from the previous week's rankings. One other Ohio Athletic Conference team earned a national ranking as the University of Mount Union jumped from No. 8 to No. 2. Mount Union is also the top team in the Great Lakes Region while the Yellow Jackets stand at No. 10 in the region.
At the Division III All-Ohio Championship meet on Saturday, BW brought home three event titles thanks to junior All-American sprinter Jordan Leverette (Cleveland/John Adams) in the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash and senior All-OAC thrower Zak Dysert (McDonald, Pa./Cherry) in the weight throw. Freshman distance runner Josh Hickmott (Clay, N.Y./Liverpool) also earned All-Ohio honors as a runner-up in his 5,000-meter event.
BW will be back in action on Saturday, February 17, when the Yellow Jackets travel to Alliance to compete in the Raider Tune Up, hosted by Mount Union inside The McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.