March 15, 2018
CLEVELAND – In the first set of winter Division II and III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Colorado School of Mines leads DII with 434.00 points, while Wisconsin La Crosse has scored 465.00 points to lead DIII.
Colorado School of Mines maintains its lead in DII after finishing 11th and 32nd in men’s and women’s indoor track and field, respectively. Wisconsin La Crosse jumps to the top spot in DIII after finishing fifth in men’s indoor track and field, seventh in wrestling and 11th in women’s indoor track and field.
In Division II, Adams State is in second place in the first set of winter standings with 401.25 points, after finishing third in men’s indoor track and field, fifth in women’s indoor track and field and 32nd in wrestling. California Baptist drops one spot to third place with 384.00 points, finishing third in wrestling. In fourth is Grand Valley State with 379.75 points after a pair of top-10 finishes in both men’s and women’s indoor track and field (sixth and eighth, respectively). Rounding out the top five is Shippensburg (PA) with 364.00 points, after a 20th place finish in wrestling, a 38th place finish in men’s indoor track and field and a 57th place finish in women’s indoor track and field.
The RMAC leads all Division II with three institutions conferences in the top 10 – Colorado School of Mines (1st), Adams State (2nd) and Western State (CO) (8th).
In Division III, MIT remains in second place in the first set of winter rankings with 440.00 points, after tallying points in both women’s and men’s indoor track and field (11th and 18th). Johns Hopkins falls to third with 434.50 points finishing 37th in wrestling and 56th in women’s indoor track and field. In fourth is Wartburg with 425.50 points, after capturing the wrestling championship and finishing 34th and 35th in men’s and women’s indoor track and field, respectively. Middlebury rounds out the top five with 420.50 points after finishing 8th in the national collegiate sport of skiing and 20th in men’s indoor track and field.
The NESCAC leads all Division III conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Middlebury (5th), Williams (6th) and Tufts (9th).
The next Division II & III winter standings will be released Thursday, March 29.
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