All the news from Division III Mens and Womens Track.

Head Coach Matt Jones and Staff
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Duhawks-National Champions!

Kassie Rosenbum-Clayton Ridge-Loras and Coach Bob Schultz ©Duhawks Athletics 2019

Kassie Rosenbum-Clayton Ridge-Loras and Coach Bob Schultz
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With a performance that will be talked about for years to come, the Loras women’s track & field program did what no other team at Loras College had ever done before, win an NCAA National Championship. It took a combined effort from each one of the qualifiers, but at the conclusion of the final event, the Duhawks remained perched high above the competition, making history in the process.

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Team Standings
1. Loras – 53
2. WashU – 49
3. George Fox – 36
3. Johns Hopkins – 36
4. Nebraska Wesleyan – 33

Women’s 4×100 Relay
1st – 46.30
Terrianna Black, Alexis Alt, Bella Solis, Gabrielle Noland

Men’s 400
1st – 46.27 – Stadium Record – 10th Fastest in Division III History
Patrick Mikel

Women’s 100
1st – 11.48 – Fastest All-Conditions Time in Championship History
Gabrielle Noland

Women’s 400 Hurdles
2nd – 59.02
Bella Solis

Women’s 200
1st – 23.44 – Division III Championship Record | American Rivers Conference Record | Loras All-Time Record
Gabrielle Noland

Men’s 200
8th – 21.35
Patrick Mikel

Women’s 5k
6th – 17:21.02
Kassie Rosenbum

Women’s 4×400
7th – 3:47.89
Gabrielle Noland, Stevie Lambe, Alexis Alt, Bella Solis

Men’s 4×400
2nd – 3:10.54
Evan Gradoville, Tyson Morrison, Mike Jasa, Patrick Mikel

Ryan Rogers-Dubuque-Loras
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Iowans Propel Duhawks at Home Meet

Ryan Rogers-Dubuque-Loras ©Duhawks Athletics

Ryan Rogers-Dubuque-Loras
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The Duhawk men’s and women’s track and field team hosted the Loras Easter Mid-Week meet on Tuesday, April 16. Gabrielle Nolandset a new stadium record in the 100m and the 200m, and is currently the top ranked runner in both events. Noland bested the school record in the 100m previously set by Pam Orris at 12:02 now 11.87 and the 200m previously set by Brittnee Powers at 24.68 now 24.14.

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TOP FINISHERS
Men:
Josh Smith | 1st | 100m | 10.86
Patrick Mikel | 1st | 200m | 21.57
Ryan Rogers 1st | 110m H | 15.13
Team of Otting, Smith, Kelly, and Jasa | 1st | 4x400m | 3:22.70
Team of Smith, Klein, Morrison, and Mikel | 4x100m | 41.88
Blake Keller | 1st | 1500m | 4:10.69
Doyle Carroll | 1st | Long Jump | 6.62m

Women
Gabrielle Noland | 1st | 100m – 11.87 | 200m – 24.14
Terrianna Black | 2nd | 100m | 12.38
Elayna Bahl | 1st | 100m H | 14.89
Kaylee Osterberger | 1st | 800m | 2:23.38
Bella Solis | 1st | 400m H | 1:01.66 |
Team of Osterberger, Serres, Heavlin, and Solis | 4x400m | 3:57.89

NOTABLES
• Noland’s 200m time of 24.14 set a new stadium record and is currently ranked at the top spot in Division III
• Noland’s time of 11.87 in the 100m is a new stadium record and ranks No. 1 in Division III
• Solis sets new stadium record in 400m Hurdles and is currently ranked No. 1 in Division III
• Mikels time in the 200m currently ranks 11th in Division III

UP NEXT
Loras will take a break for Easter Holidays and return to action on April 25-27 to compete at Drake Relays.

MacKenzie James-Monticello-Simpson
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Klein and James lead Storm in Outdoor Opener

Audrey Klein-DM Lincoln Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2019

Audrey Klein-DM Lincoln Simpson
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Audrey Klein and MacKenzie James combined to score 24 points in three events as Simpson finished in fifth place to open up the outdoor season at the Grand View Invitational on Saturday.

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Klein ran a career-best 5:14.14 in the 1500, resulting in a first-place finish. Klein improved on her previous best time of 5:19.15 from the Jim Duncan Invitational on April 14, 2017. Five additional Simpson runners scored points in the race, including Emily Buchheit, Abby Loecke, Katie Murano, Cat Lucht and Kaylee Willadsen.

James was the top points-earner for the Storm on the day, finishing second in the 100 with a time of 13:24 and third in the 200 with a 28.13.

Simpson had an impressive day in high jump, as Jamie Glanz finished second with a 1.54 meter clearance and Kamryn Junifinished third by clearing 1.49 meters.

Luci Swarthout had a successful college debut in the 400 meter hurdles, finishing third with a time of 1:11.7. Sophie Hall finished sixth with a time of 1:15.36.

The Storm had more contributors scoring points in the open events, including Jaycie Owens finishing fifth in the 400, and Corinne Thomas and Kamryn Juni finishing sixth in the 100 and 200, respectively.

Simpson will be in action next at the Central Invitational on April 5-6 in Pella at 2 p.m.

Meet Report
100 — 2. MacKenzie James, 13.24 | 6. Corinne Thomas, 14.33
200 — 3. MacKenzie James, 28.13 | 6. Kamryn Juni, 28.73
400 — 5. Jaycie Owens, 1:06.96
1500 — 1. Audrey Klein, 5:14.14 | 4. Emily Buchheit, 5:23.52
400 hurdles — 3. Luci Swarthout, 1:11.7 | 6. Sophie Hall, 1:15.36
High jump — 2. Jamie Glanz, 1.54m | 3. Kamryn Juni, 1.49

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

D3 Indoor National Championships Qaulifiers

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras
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Iowans and Iowa connections qualifying for D3 Indoor T&F Championships

Boston, MA March 8-9, 2019

Feature photo: Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Women

60M-Gabrielle Noland, Loras.  Alison Beeman, Dubuque.  Terrianna Black, Loras.  Alanna Muhammad, Wartburg-Waterloo East.

200M-Alison Beeman, Dubuque.  Gabrielle Noland, Loras.

400M-Emma Cochrane, Cornell-Mt. Vernon.

3,000M-Cassidy Christopher, Wartburg-Cedar Falls.

5,000M-Carina Collet, Warburg.  Kassie Rosenbum, Loras-Clayton Ridge.

60H-Elayna Bahl, Loras-Western Dubuque.  Maggi Bjustrom, Wartburg-ADM.

4X400-Wartburg-Belle Tyynismaa-South Tama, Carson McSorley-New London, Lily Campbell-Waukee, Jackie Ganshirt-Wahlert.  Loras-Stevie Lambe-Dubuque Sr., Bella Solis-Davenport Central, Alexis Alt, Gabrielle Noland.

DMR-Washington U-Molly Sheperd-IC City High.

High Jump-Courtney Kruthoff, Central.  Bella Solis, Loras-Davenport Central.

Long Jump-Elyse Acompanado, Loras.

Shot Put-Anna Rehberg, Wartburg.  Kayla Slowick, Dubuque-North Scott.

Weight Throw-Rebecca Burmahl, Dubuque-Monticello.  Kelsey Betthauser, Dubuque.  Esther Johnson, Loras.  Kennedy Morris, Central-Earlham.

Pentathlon-Mary Gray, Central-Waukee.

 

Men

200M-Patrick Mikel, Loras.

400M-Patrick Mikel, Loras.  Colfay Pointer, Dubuque.

800M-Mark Schulz, Wartburg-CR Kennedy.  Dalton Martin, Wartburg.  Kyle Pape, Central-Wahlert.

Mile-Casey Roberts, Wartburg-Saydel.   Dan Iselin, Luther.

3,000M-Caleb Appleton, Wartburg.  Austin Bach, Cornell.

5,000M-Sam Pinkowski, Wartburg.  Joe Frieberger, Wartburg-Western Dubuque.

4×400-Loras-Tyson Morrison-Davenport Central, Mike Jasa-CR Prairie, Josh Smith, Patrick Mikel.

DMR-Wartburg-Casey Roberts-Saydel, Famiek Cook-CR Kennedy, Mark Schulz-CR Kennedy, Sam Pinkowski.

High Jump-Will Daniels, Central.

Long Jump-Famiek Cook, Wartburg-CR Kennedy.

Shot Put-Blaze Murfin, Dubuque.

Weight Throw-Blaze Murfin, Dubuque.

Heptathlon-Will Daniels, Central.  Ryan Rogers, Loras-Wahlert.

Wartburg Men's Track
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Knights’ Men Win Conference

1st Sam Pinkowski-Wartburg, 2nd Joe Freiburger-Holy Cross, IA-Wartburg, 3rd Caleb Appleton-Wartburg ©Knights Athletics 2019

1st Sam Pinkowski-Wartburg, 2nd Joe Freiburger-Holy Cross, IA-Wartburg, 3rd Caleb Appleton-Wartburg
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The No. 9 Wartburg College Knights men’s track and field team finished first out of the nine competing programs at the 2019 American Rivers Conference Championships with 177 points. The championship is the first for the men’s program since 2015 and 10thoverall as a program.

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The Knights finished ahead of 12th-ranked Dubuque, 20th-ranked Central and 21st-ranked Loras en route to claiming nine events. Senior Mark Schulz (Cedar Rapids) won the 800m run with a time 1:55.53, while sophomore Matt Heinzman (Royal Oak, Mich.) won the mile at 4:16.70, junior Caleb Appleton (Zimmerman, Minn.) won the 3,000-meter run at 8:34.2 and sophomore Sam Pinkowski (La Crosse, Wis.) won the 5,000-meter run at 14:40.87. The 4×200-meter relay team won its event by running 1:29.80, while the 4×800-meter team won their event by finishing at 7:53.52. The distance medley relay squad captured the title by finishing with a time of 10:17.33. Senior Famiek Cook (Cedar Rapids) won the long jump with a leap of 7.36-meters and sophomore Riley Barrett (Parkersburg) won the heptathlon with 4,261 points.

Cook’s long jump set a new facility record, beating the previous record by .02 meters. In the men’s heptathlon 1,000-meter run, sophomore Curren Matthias (Denver) set a new American Rivers Conference Championship mark by running a 2:39.01.

Complete Team Standings
1. No. 9 Wartburg, 177 points
2. No. 21 Loras, 136.5 points
3. Nebraska Wesleyan, 122 points
4. No. 12 Dubuque, 104 points
5. No. 20 Central, 90.5 points
6. Simpson, 44 points
7. Luther, 36 points
8. Buena Vista, 16 points
9. Coe, 14 points

Complete All-Conference Performers
200m Dash: Dallas Wright, 22.53 (2nd)
400m Dash: Joe Duehr, 50.81 (3rd)
800m Run: Mark Schulz, 1:55.23 (1st)
800m Run: Casey Roberts, 1:55.53 (2nd)
Mile: Matt Heinzman, 4:16.70 (1st)
Mile: Sam Pinkowski, 4:17.82 (3rd)
3,000m Run: Caleb Appleton, 8:34.62 (1st)
3,000m Run: Joe Freiburger, 8:37.25 (2nd)
5,000m Run: Sam Pinkowski, 14:40.87 (1st)
5,000m Run: Joe Freiburger, 12:52.87 (2nd)
5,000m Run: Caleb Appleton, 14:53.02 (3rd)
60m Hurdles: Famiek Cook, 8.49 (3rd)
4x200m Relay (Dallas Wright, Joe Duehr, Famiek Cook, Roberto Salamo): 1:29.80 (1st)
4x400m Relay (Dallas Wright, Famiek Cook, Roberto Salamo, Casey Roberts): 3:21.47 (2nd)
4x800m Relay (Matt Heinzman, Conor Sapp, Dalton Martin, Mark Schulz): 7:53.52 (1st)
DMR (Frosty Lorimer, Wyatt Schmidt, Conor Sapp, Casey Roberts): 10:17.33 (1st)
Long Jump: Famiek Cook, 7.36m (1st)
Heptathlon: Riley Barrett, 4,261 points (1st)

The Wartburg men’s track and field coaching staff was also named the Coaching Staff of the Year by the conference.

TFFRS standings: As of press time, here is where the following results stand on the indoor performance lists in NCAA Division III:
5,000-meter run by Pinkowski: 30th
DMR: 24th
Long jump by Cook: 3rd
Heptathlon by Barrett: Tied for 39th

Click here for the complete results.

 

The Knights will return to action next week, as the program will host a NCAA Qualifier meet on Mar. 1 and Mar. 2.

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

DuHawks Shine at Sol Butler Classic

 

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras
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The Loras men’s and women’s track and field team competed at the Sol Butler Classic on Saturday Jan. 19 with both teams combining for the sweep in the team race, with the men finishing with 70 points and the women with 63 points.

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NOTABLES
• Patrick Mikel broke the school record in the 600m & ran the 16th fastest time in the world so far in 2019
• Bella Solis tied her high jump record and is currently ranked No. 3 in Division III
• Gabrielle Noland broke the school record in the 400m, is currently ranked No. 2 in DIII and was named the American Rivers Conference Athlete of the Week

TOP PERFORMANCES
Terrianna Black – 1st – 55m – 7.26
Gabrielle Noland – 1st – 400m – 57.19 (New School Record)
Bella Solis – 1st – 600m – 1:40.78 (#6 All-time @ Loras) | 1st – High Jump – 5’6” (ties school record)
Ellie Osterberger – 1st – 1000m – 3:14.64
Kaylee Osterberger – 2nd – 1000m – 3:16.82
Kassie Rosenbum – 1st – Mile – 5:21.19 (#9 All-time @ Loras)
Elayna Bahl – 1st – 55 Hurdles – 8.61 (#5 All-time @ Loras)
Bailey Vance – 2nd – 55 Hurdles – 8.95
Noland, Solis, Atl, and Lambe – 1st – 4x400m Relay – 4:06.61
Elijah Thomas – 1st – 55m – 6.54 (#6 All-time @ Loras)
Tyson Morrison – 1st – 400m – 51.32
Patrick Mikel – 2nd – 600m – 1:19.71 (New School Record – #16 in the world in 2019!)
Cole Conklin-Little – 1st – 1000m – 2:39.49
Blake Keller – 2nd – Mile – 4:27.95
Ryan Rogers – 1st – 55m Hurdles – 7.98 (#10 All-time @ Loras)
Morrison, Hall, Jasa, and Mikel – 4x400m Relay – 1st – 3:25.90

UP NEXT
Loras travels to Davenport to compete at the St. Ambrose Invite on Saturday, Jan. 26

Payton Wensel-Lin Mar-Iowa
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Many Iowans in Action This Past Weekend

Michelle Carrillo-Storm Lake-GVU ©Doug Wells-2018

Michelle Carrillo-Storm Lake-GVU
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Teams listed have former Iowa preps on their rosters.

Feature photo: Payton Wensel-Lin Mar-Iowa©Brian Ray Hawkeye Sports
Larry Wieczorek Invitational at Iowa-Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Missouri.
Dutch Athletics Classic at Central College-Truman St, William Penn, Simpson, Central.
Click here!
Sol Butler Classic at Dubuque-Loras, University of Dubuque, Clarke.
Hilltop Invitational at Cornell-Coe, Cornell, Grinnell
Chelsey M. Henkenius Open at Wartburg-Hawkeye Community College, Briar Cliff, NIACC, Wartburg, Waldorf, Buena Vista, Grand View.
Monmouth MW Indoor Invitational at Monmouth-Augustana, Illinois.
Wichaita St. Shocker Prelude-Wichita St.
KU, KSU, WSU Triangular at KU-KU, WSU.
SDSU Jim Emmerich/Alumni Invite-SDSU, ICCC, South Dakota.
Bison Team Cup at NDSU-UNI, NDSU.
2019 NW Missouri Open-NW Missouri, Iowa Western, Missouri Western, Nebraska Kearney.
U of St. Thomas Invite-St. Thomas.
Eau Claire, Platteville, Stevens Point Triangular-Eau Claire, WI.-Wis-Platteville.
Stout Open-UW LaCrosse.
SDSU DII Invitational-Minnesota State, Augustana, SD, Sioux Falls, Morningside, Northwestern, Wayne State, Dordt, SW Minnesota State.
Scott Nisely Memorial Classic at Doane University-Graceland.
Will Daniels-Central
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Central’s Daniels Poised to Repeat in Multis

Will Daniels-Central ©Dutch Athletics 2018

Will Daniels-Central
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It may be four months until the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, but Central College junior Will Daniels is primed and ready to repeat as the heptathlon national champion after setting a new school record at the Doane College (Neb.) Happy Holidays Multi-Event.

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Tallying up 5,423 points across the seven-discipline competition, Daniels not only exceeded the school record, he also recorded the No. 3 mark ever in Division III. Distancing himself by 471 points over the second-place finisher, Daniels was the meet champion.

“I’m sure he’s happy about the school record,” associate head coach Jim Fuller said. “It’s Will’s first school record. He’s solidly in the national meet, we won’t have to think about it the rest of the indoor season.”

In the pole vault, he cleared 14 feet, 1.25 inches. That effort matches his career-best effort from the outdoor season and is a foot better than anything he ever has done indoors.

“He got on the same pole as he did at last year’s outdoor national meet when he jumped that high before, but he didn’t need a 20-mph tailwind,” Fuller said. “I was happy with the way he vaulted.”

In the 60-meter hurdles, he finished in 8.70 seconds while he completed the 1,000-meter run in 2 minutes, 57.89 seconds.

“It was his third or fourth best hurdle time, but he ran more under control and a little more precise than he has in the past,” Fuller said. “The 1,000 is not his strongest event, but he did okay. The whole field went out slow, but Will finished really well.”

H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse on Central’s campus is the site of the Dutch Holiday Preview next Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. with field events.

ISU Women's XC
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D1 and D3 National Qualifiers

Cailie Logue-ISU ©Cyclones Athletics

Cailie Logue-ISU
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Representing the state of Iowa at the D3 Cross Country Championships at UW Osh Kosh Saturday will be:

Feature photo: ISU Women’s XC©Cyclones Athletics-2017

Teams:

  • Wartburg Men and Women

Individuals:

  • Alec Bass-University of Dubuque
  • Mason Wicker, Cuyler Gabriel and Austin Bach-Cornell
  • Kassie Rosenbum-Loras
  • Miranda Kruiswyk-Central

Complete list of D3 qualifiers:

http://www.ustfccca.org/2018/11/featured/field-announced-for-ncaa-division-iii-cross-country-championships

In the D1 Championships, also Saturday, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Teams:

  • Iowa State Men and Women

Individuals:

  • Nathan Mylenek-Iowa

Full list of D1 qualifiers:

http://www.ustfccca.org/2018/11/featured/ncaa-di-cross-country-championships-field-set

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson
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Thompson All-Conference On the Course and In Class

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2018

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson
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Senior cross country runner Trey Thompson has helped the Storm get to the front of the pack in the championship season. Placing sixth out of 175 runners, Thompson earned the first all-conference honors of his career and he helped the Storm place fifth overall at the American Rivers Conference Championships.

Courtesy Storm Athletics by Madison DePover, Staff Writer, click here! Feature photo: Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson©Jim Kirby 2018

 

Thompson graduated from Ogden High School, where he ran on the cross country team. He decided to come to Simpson after taking a visit and having a great recruiting experience with head Coach Heath Moenck. Thompson, who is a mathematics major and secondary education minor, knew he was also coming to a school with strong programs he was interested in.

“When I went on an overnight visit in November, I really bonded with the team members and got along with all the team members,” Thompson said.

When Thompson was a freshman at Simpson, the regional team the year before returned every member. Thompson came in wanting to be at the top of the junior varsity team with that knowledge in mind—but by the end of the year, he was the third runner on the varsity team.

“The first year, I did not expect to be on varsity,” Thompson said, “When we had our first race freshman year, and I was the fifth runner, taking out some of the seniors in the roster. The whole year, I kept moving up and ended the year third on the team.”

Thompson had to keep working hard going into the next year, since he was No. 3 on the team.

“My sophomore year, I was already the third runner, and the first was a senior and junior.  They end up becoming my best friends, and we were all trained together that summer,” he said.

“It was our goal to change the culture of the team to be a winning team. In the past we were a team that was all in the middle of the pack, not at the top as a team.”

Thompson also continued his personal success right away his sophomore year by winning the home meet. He said the experience he gained during his freshman year helped him know what to expect going in to his second year.

“Also, I changed my race strategy to run harder and having the coaches to help me out a lot with that,” he added.

Now in his senior year, Thompson is the No. 1 runner for the Storm and one of the top runners in the conference.

“I think a lot of that is how in cross country, seniority is a big deal and making sure every single year you get better, since it is always senior heavy on the top,” Thompson said. “As everyone graduated, I waited my turn and moved up every year, and got aerobic running training under your legs and your lungs.”

An important part of Thompson’s training was not expecting too much out of himself right away. He said his goal freshman year was to be one of the top freshman and so on for every consecutive year.

“So when I get to senior year, I am the top runner, or at least try to be,” Thompson said. “I like that philosophy a lot, to work at your level and just keep everyone behind you and stay at your level working up.”

Thompson said he has not had a flawless running career but has been able to deal with his failures and not let them affect him negatively.

“You need failures to be successful,” he said. “Everyone thinks that is has been all success, since I came from a small school, but I have had failures before I was successful each time. I have had great senior leaders every year and I was able to fail behind them succeeding and saw what they did to ad on and make myself better.”

Leaving a different team then what he joined, Thompson will leave a lasting legacy on the team.

“I hope that I left the team full of hard workers that love to run. When I was younger, there were a lot of self-centered people that only really had personal goals and starting last year, we had big team goals, and everyone had team goals in the beginning,” Thompson said.

On Nov. 10, the team will travel to Waverly to compete in the regional meet.

“My personal goal is to qualify for nationals,” Thompson said. “For the team, we want to get as low as possible in the rankings, be in the top ninth to better our last year finish of 10.”