Bass Earns IIAC Honor as Spartans Rank Third in Central Region Polls

Feb 7, 2017

IIAC Performers of the Week for Feb. 6, 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Alec Bass (Jr., Spring Green, Wis./River Valley) was named IIAC Men’s Track and Field Track Performer of the week for his outing at the Watburg Select Invite on Saturday.

Bass (Junior, Spring Green Wis./River Valley)  won the mile at the Wartburg Select Invite, while also setting a school record in the process by posting a time of 4:14.56. That time is good enough for the ninth best time in the mile in NCAA Division III this season.  This is his third time this season being named IIAC Track Performer of the Week, while also collecting an IIAC Runner of the Week this past cross country season.

The Spartans men’s and women’s track teams are also ranking high in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings. The men’s team is ranked 34th out of 147 Division III teams , while the women’s team is ranked 39th out of 144. The two squads rank 3rd in the Central Regional rankings. The Spartan men's team ranks thrid with 249.33 points while the women's team rank third with 226.79 points.

USTFCCCA Central Region Women's Rankings:
1. Nebraska Wesleyan University - 398.15 pts.
2. St. Thomas University - 289.16 pts.
3. University of Dubuque - 226.79 pts.
4. Wartburg College - 205.37 pts.
5. Carleton College - 159.69 pts.
6. Cornell College - 157.67 pts.
7. Loras College - 153.70 pts.
8. St. Benedict University - 108.28 pts.
9. Central College - 105.41 pts.
10. Bethel University - 88.90 pts.

USTFCCCA Central Region Men's Rankings:
1. St. Thomas University - 373.57 pts.
2. Nebraska Wesleyan University - 308.51 pts.
3. University of Dubuque - 249.33 pts.
4. Wartburg College - 227.98 pts.
5. St. Olaf College - 171.78 pts.
6. Simpson College - 171.64 pts.
7. Central College - 168.51 pts.
8. Bethel University - 113.91 pts.
9. Hamline University - 101.83 pts.
10. Cornell College - 80.02 pts.

Top Marks
Women                                                                                                Time/Distance
55     Beeman, Alison (Fr., Lakemoor, Ill./Wauconda)                                 7.43
60     Beeman, Alison                                                                                8.08
200   Beeman, Alison                                                                                26.57
300   Zbilski, Amanda (Sr., Lake in the Hills, Ill./Huntley)                           44.29
600   Wenthold, Kiersten (Sr.,Fort Akinson, Iowa/South Winneshiek)         1:50.13
800   Ortiz, Fabiola (Sr., Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North)                                  2:17.81
Mile   Ortiz, Fabiola                                                                                    5:05.39
3000 Ortiz, Fabiola                                                                                   10:34.76
55H   Burks, Brittany (So., Madison, Wis./Maidson Memorial)                      8.67
60H   Sanchez, MichelleAnn (Jr., Moline, Ill./Moline)                                   9.70
HJ      Flowers, Asha (Fr., Milwaukee, Wis./Early View Acadmey)                 1.45m
PV      Zbilski, Amanda                                                                              3.35m
LJ       Skrove, Alyssa (Fr., Delafield, Wis./Kettle Moraine)                           5.23m
TJ       Skrove, Alyssa                                                                               11.12m
SP      Atwater, Tanasha (Jr., Davenport, Iowa/Davenport Central)             15.01m
WT     Atwater, Tanasha                                                                            17.32m 

Men                                                                                                  Time/Distance
55     Pointer, Colfay (Fr., Rochelle, Ill./Rochelle)                                      6.61
60     Ellis, Isaiah (So., Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island)                                 7.22
200   Ellis, Isaiah                                                                                    22.72
300   Ellis, Isaiah                                                                                    6.86
400   Pointer, Colfay                                                                               50.23
600   Pointer, Colfay                                                                               1:21.59
800   Pointer, Colfay                                                                               1:59.47
1000 Klose, Hunter (So., St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East)                       2:35.26
Mile   Bass, Alec (Jr., Spring Green, Wis./River Valley)                               4:14.56
3000 Bass, Alec                                                                                      8:31.69
55H   Kamara, Mohamed (Fr., Grand Forks, N.D./Red River)                     7.97
60H   Fowler, Tyler (Fr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa/CR Jefferson)                        9.25
HJ      Pickett, Kortez (Milwaukee, Wis./Vincent)                                       2.03m
LJ       Barista, Blaze (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South)              6.76m
TJ       Barista, Blaze                                                                               13.99m
SP      Murfin, Blaze (Fr., Dallas City, Ill./Illini West)                                 16.35m
WT     Brown, Ron (So., Milwaukee, Wis./Wauwatosa West)                     18.23m