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Warrior Track and Field Rated No. 7 in First USTFCCCA Outdoor Rating Index

Alisha Alexander | Sports Information Director

NEW ORLEANS. – Both LC State Track and Field teams checked in at No. 7 in the first edition of the USTFCCCA Outdoor Track and Field Rating Index, released by the coaching organization on Wednesday. Both teams are the second-highest rated in the Cascade Conference behind UBC.

No. 7 LC State Men’s Track & Field

The Warrior men checked in at No. 7 in the first rating index of the outdoor season, led by Christian Bothwell’s 6,322-point mark in the decathlon. He currently leads the NAIA in 10-event multi. Justin Krabbenhoft’s 5,701-point total in the decathlon ranks third currently.

Ike Hopper hit the B standard in the 400m hurdles (53.90) and ranks sixth in the NAIA, and London Kirk earned an A mark in the 400m (47.97) for which he ranks eighth nationally.

Though not qualified in the event yet, Carter Gordon has the 13th-best 800m time so far this season at 1:54.79. Connor Turpin is ninth in the 10,000m (32:01.10) and Brycen Brown is seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:38.80). The men’s 4x800m relay team of Cooper Carlson, Gordon, Conner May and Kobe Wessels ranks fourth after their 7:53.34 run at the Bucs Scoring Invite.

In field events, Nik Bertling sits inside the NAIA’s top 10 at No. 9 in the pole vault with a height of 4.61m.

No.7 LC State Women’s Track & Field

Madigan Kelly currently holds the second-fastest time in the NAIA in the 100m hurdles (14.22). The mark is the only automatic-qualifying standard for LC State so far this season, but many are not far off.

Sara Hathaway is currently ranked third in the NAIA in the heptathlon with her 3,986-point win at the Bucs Scoring Invite. Ashley Britt has a B standard in the 400m hurdles and is ranked sixth in the nation with a time of 1:04.41. Hathaway is also in the top 15 of the 400m hurdles at No. 13 (1:06.29).

Geraldin Correa is not far off a qualifying time in the 800m. She is ranked fifth with her time of 2:16.39. Brooklyn Shell is 12th in the 1,500m (4:45.93) and Emily Collins is 14th in the 400m (58.12). Newcomer Chloe Overberg is ranked 11th in the 10,000m with a time of 39:59.68.

In field events, Cynthia Smith ranks sixth in the NAIA in the pole vault (3.45m). Two-time All-American Kea Stieglitz is currently 13th in the javelin throw with a mark of 38.90m.