Tiffin University's men's track and field squad hold at 2nd in the nation, as the latest USTFCCCA Division II national and regional rankings came out.
The Dragons trailed only Colorado Mines in the standings, with Colorado Mines totaling 232.76 while TU had 151.74. Ashland was third with 130.93, while Grand Valley State had 100.04 for fourth. Findlay gave the GLIAC four teams in the top 6 with a 6th place finish.
TU had eight athletes ranked in the top six of eight different events nationally. James Ngandu has the nation's top time in the 5000 with 13:57.54. Cameron Burrows appears in two categories - 4th in the high jump with 2.12 meters and 8th in the heptathlon with 5240 points.
Dylan Cornwell was 4th nationally in the pole vault with 5.10 meters while Davis Bowers joined him with the 8th best vault (5.00). Reginald Thomas holds the 4th best time in the 60 meters with 6.76, while Eric Jackson is also 4th in the shot put with 18.04 meters. Vincent Vogel also made his Dragons debut memorable, placing 8th nationally with a leap of 7.31. Jalon Monigan joined the national list with a 6th place effort in the triple jump with 15.18 meters, while Nikolas Curtiss also joined Jackson in the shot put with a 6th place effort (17.89).
Regionally the Dragons have even more standouts. Ngandu, Thomas, Monigan, and Cornwell are all top ranked in the Midwest Region along with the DMR team of Korir, Abbitt, Carlton, and Ngandu, while Burrows, Bowers, Vogel, and Jackson are second in their respective events.
Other standouts include Jonte Baker (2nd in 60), Jalon Monigan (3rd in triple jump), Kevin Roberts (3rd in triple jump, 6th in long jump), Errik Snell (4th in 60 hurdles), Burrows (9th in pole vault, 7th in long jump), Nikolas Curtiss (3rd in shot put), Mackenzi Rickman (7th in 60 hurdles), Shaquille Hildreth (8th in 200), Toryko Grace (8th in weight throw), and the 4x400 relay team of Abbitt, Hildreth, Lynn, and Hickman (3rd).
For the complete rankings, click HERE.