Saturday, May 26, 2018

NCAA Spring Championships Update for 5/26/2018

2018 National Champs MTF

Javelinas win Men's Track & Field National Championship - TAMK Website
Texas A&M-Kingsville, Lincoln (Mo) win Track & Field Titles -
Meet Recap -
WT Picks Up 7 All-American Honors, Swoopes Claims the Shot Put Title - WTAM Website
Texans 4x400m relay team, Stidham earn All-American honors - TSU Website
Lions pick up eight All-American honors as men place sixth, women 29th - TAMC Website
TAMUK's men's track wins first national title - Quinton Martinez, CC Caller-Times

The Javelinas won the team title, amassing 65 points, 14 ahead of Ashland, a surprise (to us) second place finisher.  Individual titles in the shot put, triple jump, 110 hurdles and 4x100 relay team, along with a 2nd place finish in the long jump, third place finishes in the javelin and discus, a surprise 6th place in the 800 and another surprise 7th place in the decathlon propelled the Javelinas to their first team title in Track and Field.

We asked Coach Dall how it felt to win the meet after coming close several times.
Awesome! I’m proud of all our athletes and my coaches. We had as close to a perfect meet as we could have had. We can’t wait to bring this trophy back to Kingsville Texas!

So how did the actual results compare to our projections?  Lincoln and Texas A&M-Kinsville won the titles as projected, Lincoln by a smaller margin and the Javelinas by a larger margin.

Results Link

From earlier in the week
Note: Our projections differ from the USTFCCCA rankings slightly.  Our projections take the season best performance of each participant and score them in same way they would be at the meet. (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 8th).  The USTFCCCA rankings assign points for performances outside of the top 8 positions.
1. Lincoln - 67 points
2. West Texas A&M - 41 points
3. Pittsburg State - 39 points
4. Adams State - 34 points
5. Azusa Pacific - 31 points
6. Angelo State - 30 points

1. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 53 points
2. Pittsburg State - 51 points
3. Adams State - 48 points
4. (tie) Tiffin - 47 points
4. (tie) Texas A&M-Commerce - 47 points
6. Angelo State - 40 points

vs. the projections - the Javelinas performed better than the pre-meet results in the decathlon + 2, javelin +2, 800m +3, the 4x100 relay +4, and triple jump +5.  They only under perform was in the discus -4.  They performed as projected in the long jump, shot put, and 110H.

Pitt State was 19 points below projections, dropping points in six events, including 11 in the shot put.  Adams State fared worse, finishing 30 points below expectations.  They were looking to score big in the distance runs, but dropped points in all of them, the 10k, steeplechase, 1500 and 5k.  Tiffin did moderately better than projected (+3) and looked to have a slight edge after the discus competition, but lost momentum after the triple jump.  Texas A&M-Commerce was 10 points below our projections, dropping points in the 400, 100 and 4x400, while doing a bit better in the pole vault.  Angelo was 14 below our projection, most of that came from the high jump, where they had the nation's best mark coming into the meet, but did not score a single point.  The discus and pole vault also hurt the Rams, while the 4x400 improvement was too little, too late.

Rambelles Season Ends in 3-0 Loss to Southern Arkansas - ASU Website
ASU Softball ends run - Amy McDaniel, Standard-Times

Hogs set for first Division-II College World Series - TAMK Website

Lone Star Conference

Angelo State University

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University

Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

Western New Mexico