Grand Canyon had an exceptional weekend in claiming the PacWest outdoor team championship title, recording 12 performances that improved upon its season’s bests entering the weekend. As a result, the Antelopes gained a top-25 best 29.16 net points for a team score of 244.84 that pushed them back to No. 1.

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Driving the Antelopes’ surge to the top was 200-meter runners Shavine Hodge (No. 3, 23.51) and Petra Fanty (No. 6, 23.61), as well as triple jumper Jessica Yates (No. 6, 41-1/12.52m).

As Grand Canyon surged to reclaim No. 1, Lincoln (Mo.) slipped to No. 2 with a 5.83 net loss to 224.13.

Indoor champion Academy of Art made small gains at No. 3, inching up 3.52 net points to 213.78 and drawing ever nearer the top two positions — potentially positioning itself for a late-season run to the top as was the case in the indoor season.

Defending outdoor champion Grand Valley State remained stationary and in the hunt at No. 4, despite a 6.13 net loss to 202.44. Adams State rounded out the top five at 150.80 after a 12.79 net loss.