The Case Western Reserve University men's outdoor track and field team is ranked 21st in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Computer Rankings, as announced by the organization on Tuesday.
The Spartans are ranked in the top 25 for the first time in program history. They also currently rank second in the Great Lakes Regional Rankings.
The CWRU men received 44.40 points by the computer ranking system which narrowly edged Simpson College's 44.08 points. The Spartans were ranked 110th in last week's ranking, which means they soared 89 spots to enter the top 25.
The men accumulated 11 All-UAA honors during this past weekend's University Athletic Association Outdoor Championships to finish third out seven teams, scoring 133 points during the two days of competition. Included in those performances were two UAA titles from senior Nathaniel Wahner (400m dash and 200m dash), one UAA title from junior Sam Merriman (5,000m run) and a conference championship from freshman Dominic Oddo (long jump).
With select members of the men's team set to compete at the Ashland Alumni Open this weekend, the rest of the Spartan's track and field team will be turning their focus to the home stretch of the season, and members of the squad with a chance to make the NCAA Division III Championships in late May will continue to try to improve their qualifying marks.