Tiffin University's outdoor men's track and field program was ranked 9th in the latest USTFCCCA rankings, making it the highest ranked GLIAC program in the country.
The Dragons had 89.79 points and trailed national leader Pittsburg State (193.62) for the top spot. Grand Valley State was 11th and was the only other GLIAC team in the Top 20.
Tiffin had a number of athletes ranked nationally. James Ngandu was the national leader in the 10K, with a time of 28:45.96 that was ahead of the runner-up by 27 seconds.
Nikolas Curtiss was 3rd in the shot put with a mark of 18.46, while Vincent Vogel was 4th in the long jump with 7.57 meters. Jalon Monigan was 5th in the triple jump with 15.51, and Mackenzi Rickman also landed at 10th in the 110 hurdles in 14.30.
Regionally the Dragons had even more placers. Leading the region were Ngandu (10K), Vogel (long jump), Monigan (triple jump), and Curtiss (shot put), while Cameron Burrows also led in the high jump.
Other Dragons amongst regional leaders included Drew Hickman (2nd in 400, 8th in 200), Rickman (2nd in 110 hurdles), Davis Bowers (2nd in pole vault), Reginald Thomas (3rd in 100), the 4x100 relay team (3rd), Stephen Korir (4th in steeplechase), Kevin Roberts (4th in triple jump), Michael King (6th in 400 and 200), Burrows (6th in long jump), Toryko Grace (6th in hammer throw), Errik Snell (7th in 110 hurdles), and Robert Taylor (8th in triple jump).