Grand Canyon returns to No. 1 in poll; Lincoln (Mo.) slips to second place
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.