NEW ORLEANS – The Adrian College men's track and field team is ranked 13th in Division III by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) heading into the NCAA Championships.
The Bulldogs moved up nine spots to 13th this week from 22nd last week, putting them in the top 15 for the first time. Adrian is the second-highest ranked school from the Great Lakes region, trailing fifth-ranked Mount Union.
Adrian is sending four athletes to the NCAA Championships in Boston, Mass. this weekend, competing in four different events. Senior and MIAA Most Valuable Runner Randy Fry will be running in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. He enters the weekend as the eighth seed in the 60-meter and 10th in the 200-meter.
A pair of Bulldogs will run in the 60-meter hurdles, with senior Jordan Davis and sophomore Denzel Tinsley both qualifying. Davis enters as the three seed, with his school and conference record time of 8.03 sitting just .02 seconds off the top time. Tinsley is the 16 seed with a time of 8.20. AC's final competitor is sophomore Nicholas Jackson in the high jump. Jackson was on the bubble heading into the Pointer Final Qualifier last weekend but rose to the challenge and made a school-record jump of 6'9" to move up to 10th place and secure his spot in Boston.
The NCAA Championships are this weekend, March 8-9, hosted by UMass-Boston. Stay tuned to ncaa.com for more information on the Championships leading up to and during the event.