PAC releases Indoor Track & Field Preseason Coaches Poll

PAC releases Indoor Track & Field Preseason Coaches Poll

GREENVILLE, Pa. (Dec. 2) – The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) released the results of its men's and women's indoor track & field preseason coaches' poll Friday.

Bethany College, led by 14th-year head coach Andy Upton, finished second in the preseason men's coaches' poll with four first-place votes and 87 points. The Bison won back-to-back league championships in 2015 and 2016. Meanwhile, the women were slotted sixth in their preseason poll.

Westminster College was selected by the league's 10 head coaches to capture both the men's and women's titles this year.

The Bison open the season today, Friday, December 2 when a pair of sprinters compete against competitors from NCAA Division I, II and III at the Youngstown State Icebreaker Meet in Youngstown, Ohio. Senior Andre Butler (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) and sophomore Jelani Williams (Jersey City, N.J./Ferris) are both slated to run in the 200 and 400 meter dashes at the event. Fans can follow live here.

 

2016-17 PAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Preseason Coaches' Poll

School (first-place votes)

Points

2015-16 PAC Championships finish

1. Westminster College (5)

95

2nd (of 9), 112 points

2. Bethany College (4)

87

1st (of 9), 119.5 points

3. Geneva College (1)

76

3rd (of 9), 98.5 points

4. Grove City College

61

6th (of 9), 44 points

5. Washington & Jefferson College

60

4th (of 9), 54 points

6. Saint Vincent College

57

5th (of 9), 53 points

7. Waynesburg University

40

9th (of 9), 33 points

8. Thomas More College

39

T-7th (of 9), 35 points

9. Thiel College

25

T-7th (of 9), 35 points

10. Chatham University

10

Individuals only

 
 

2016-17 PAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Preseason Coaches' Poll

School (first-place votes)

Points

2015-16 PAC Championships finish

1. Westminster College (5)

95

1st (of 10), 127.5 points

2. Waynesburg University (5)

91

4th (of 10), 60 points

3. Thomas More College

70

2nd (of 10), 85 points

4. Geneva College

69

3rd (of 10), 84.5 points

5. Grove City College

60

5th (of 10), 55 points

6. Bethany College

51

6th (of 10), 52 points

7. Washington & Jefferson College

46

8th (of 10), 40 points

8. Thiel College

28

7th (of 10), 50 points

9. Saint Vincent College

27

9th (of 10), 17 points

10. Chatham University

13

10th (of 10), 13 points