NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Wesley College men's and women's indoor track & field teams were recently ranked amongst the best in the nation in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Team Preseason Poll, released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Wolverine men picked up 85.23 points to finish seventh in the poll. The women placed just outside of the top 25, finishing 26th in the poll collecting 35.27 points.
Fifth-year head coach Stephen Kimes was named the USTFCCCA Mideast Region Indoor Coach of the Year last season after 12 Wolverines qualified for the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Returning qualifiers for the Wolverines include the 2016 indoor bronze medal winning 4x400-meter relay team of Briana Artis, Angel Hall, Quadira Minus and Elizsha Streeter on the women's side and 2016 indoor All-American Roland Attoh-Okine, who placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles for the men.
The Wolverine men's and women's track & field teams will open the 2017 season on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Terrapin Invitational at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.