Seawolves men's track team ranked No. 3 in the nation

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

UAA's men's track & field team is ranked No. 3 in the country as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its first poll of the season on Tuesday. In addition, the UAA women entered at No. 13 in the Div. II national team rankings.

The men's team, which leads the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in the poll, follows Saint Augustine's and West Region foe Chico State, at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. On the women's side, Angelo State came in at No. 1, followed by UC San Diego (No. 2) and Abilene Christian (No. 3). Seattle Pacific is the only GNAC squad ahead of UAA at No. 4.

The UAA men's team is paced by two Seawolves who lead their respective events in Div. II. Junior Marko Cheseto is the leader in the 5,000 meters, having notched a 14:06.77 this season. UAA also has the NCAA Div. II leader in the long jump with Demietrius Preston's wind‐aided 24:7.25.

Overall, 11 Seawolves have registered NCAA Div. II provisional marks, while four have qualified automatically for Nationals on May 27-29 in Charlotte, N.C.

UAA will have this weekend off before competing at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 15-17, the Azusa Pacific Invite on April 16 and the Long Beach Invite on April 17.

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