Central College jumped 17 spots in the NCAA Division III men’s indoor track and field power rankings after its third week of competition. The Dutch are now ranked #6 in the polls after a previous #23 ranking. Central opened its schedule at 72nd.
Last week, Central produced NCAA Division III automatic qualifying marks in two events and won two titles at the Darren Young Classic indoor track and field meet at Grinnell College. Junior Ethan Miller won the pentathlon event with 3,876 points and bettered the school record set last season by teammate Kurtis Brondyke. Brondyke finished behind Miller, topping the pentathlon qualifying standard with 3,759 points. Junior Tyler Crouse threw five feet better than the provisional qualifying standard in the weight throw with a toss of 57 feet, 6.25 inches.
Miller was also named the Iowa Conference male athlete of the week after receiving field athlete of the week honors last week.