Tuesday, February 5, 2019
'Up In The Air' - Lofty Marks Top Week 3 of Track and Field Season
by Harry Cummins
The just released NCAA Division 1 Men's Indoor Track and Field Rankings still show Texas Tech holding onto the Number 1 spot, but two spectacular individual aerial performances sent ripples thru the top 10.
Freshman pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis (LSU) became the second best performer in collegiate indoor history this past weekend, when he soared 19-3"(5.87m) at the LSU Invitational. Only record holder Shawn Barber has vaulted higher.
Alabama junior Shelby McEwen became the new season leader in the high jump when he leaped a career best 7'7 (2.31m) at the Carolina Challenge. The sky is virtually the limit for this former basketball player who once won a high school slam dunk contest in Las Vegas by duplicating Michael Jordan's signature free-throw line dunk staged at the 1988 NBA All-Star game.
Here are the latest team rankings:
1. Texas Tech
2. Florida State
7. Texas A&M
Be sure to check back with Craw's Corner throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons, ahead of the NCAA D-1 Indoor Championships March 9-10 in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas June 5-8.