Following its sixth consecutive Summit League outdoor championship and 12th straight league title overall, the North Dakota State women’s track & field team has been ranked 11th in the Midwest region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The Bison women have seven performances that rank among the top eight in the Midwest region for the 2013 outdoor season.

NDSU is the highest ranked team from The Summit League in the weekly regional ranking system. The USTFCCCA uses performances on the national descending order lists to calculate where teams stack up against the competition regionally.

The Midwest Region includes all Division I schools in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Junior hurdler Deborah John owns the third-fastest 100m hurdles time in the Midwest at 13.53 seconds, and Ashley Tingelstad (400m) and Leslie Brost (pole vault) are both sixth in the region.

Junior Emily Lesser is seventh in the Midwest in the hammer throw, and Antoinette Goodman ranks eighth in the 200m dash.

Both NDSU relays are among the best in the region, with the 4x100m team of John, Brittany Page, Tingelstad and Goodman ranked sixth, and the 4x400m team of Tingelstad, Paige Stratioti, Page and Melissa Kitching standing at seventh on the Midwest performance list.

Qualifiers to the 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Rounds held in Austin, Texas, on May 23-25 will be announced on Thursday. The Bison are expected to send at least 10 women to the meet.

Midwest Region Rankings
1. Kansas
2. Illinois
3. Iowa State
4. Nebraska
5. Kansas State
6. Oklahoma
7. Wichita State
8. Minnesota
9. Missouri
10. Illinois State
11. North Dakota State
12. Southern Illinois
13. Missouri State
14. Iowa
15. Loyola Chicago


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