D2 Outdoor Top 20: Update #7 (Men)



Was not ranked the week before


First number indicates the change in a runner's ranking from week prior

Second number indicates where the runner was ranked last week

20. Shane Bracken, Saint Leo (0 / 20)

Bracken was idle this weekend.

19. Jake Mitchem, Colorado Mines (0 / 19)

Mitchem was idle this weekend.

18. Jacob Kernell, Walsh (0 / 18)

Kernell was idle this weekend.

17. Christian Noble, Lee (Tenn.) (-1 / 16)

Noble was idle this weekend.

16. Devundrick Walker, CSU-Pueblo (-1 / 15)

Walker was a part of the 4x4 team that the Thunderwolves sent to the Azusa Twilight Pacific meet. While they were there, he helped them run an automatic qualifying mark of 3:08. That time is also good enough for the #6 fastest time in the country.

15. Ayman Zahafi, TAMU-Kingsville (-1 / 14)

Zahafi was also on a 4x4 team this past weekend. He helped TAMU-Kingsville run 3:11 at the ACU Last Chance Meet. Unfortunately, the time was not fast enough to sneak into the national meet.

14. Victor Moreau, Academy of Art (-1 / 13)

Moreau ran the 800 at the Oxy Invitational. It was the last of his PR's that he was chasing and, much like the rest of the season, he bettered that mark too. His previous best was 1:53.38 and after Oxy he now owns a personal best of 1:52.79. Moreau has continued to be successful in every event all year long.

13. Luke Julian, Colorado Mines (+4 / 17)

The Oredigger freshman had the best weekend of his young career. He set two personal bests and did so in impressive fashion. The first personal best came in the 1500 where he ran 3:44. Sure, his altitude conversion says he can run 3:42, but the 3:44 is a four second improvement. He came back later in the day and ran 14:10 for 5000 meters. He had only run one other 5000 and it was during the indoor season which produced a time of 14:56. He was already a strong contender for the top spot in the 1500, but he only solidified that this past weekend while also jumping into the All-American conversation for 5000 meters.

12. Brett Meyer, Fort Hays State (0 / 12)

Meyer was idle this weekend.

11. Leakey Kipkosgei, American International (-1 / 10)

Kipkosegi was idle this weekend.

10. Josh Hoskinson, Colorado Mines (-1 / 9)

Hoskinson was idle this weekend.

9. Marcelo Laguera, CSU-Pueblo (-1 / 8)

Laguera was idle this weekend.

8. Dennis Mbuta, Grand Valley State (-1 / 7)

Mbuta was idle this weekend.

7. Taylor Stack, Western Colorado (+4 / 11)

Stack threw down the biggest time of the weekend as he took home the victory at the Oxy Invitational. He ran 13:58 and bettered his previous best by eight seconds. Stack is one of four men to break the 14:00 barrier this season and immediately enters the conversation of competing for a top three podium spot.

6. Felix Wammetsberger, Queens (N.C.) (0 / 6)

Wammetsberger was idle this weekend.

5. Daniel Wallis, Queens (N.C.) (0 / 5)

Wallis was idle this weekend.

4. Elias Gedyon, Adams State (0 / 4)

Gedyon was idle this weekend.

3. Thomas Staines, CSU-Pueblo (0 / 3)

Staines reclaimed the top of the leaderboard over the weekend. His time of 1:47.53 was nearly a second faster than that of 2nd place. I don’t think there was ever any worry about Staines’ ability to win his fourth straight title and after this performance, he ahs reminded us all that he’s the man to beat and that the 800 field will have to race on on his terms. Staines also helped his 4x4 team run 3:08 and clinch a spot to the NCAA meet.

2. Sydney Gidabuday, Adams State (0 / 2)

Gidabuday was idle this weekend.

1. Zach Panning, Grand Valley State (0 / 1)

Panning was idle this weekend.


1. Thomas Staines (CSU-Pueblo)

2. Dennis Mbuta (Grand Valley State)

3. Ayman Zahafi (TAMU-Kingsville)

4. Devundrick Walker (CSU-Pueblo)

5. Shaquille Dill (St. Augustines)


1. Daniel Wallis (Queens (N.C.))

2. Felix Wammetsberger (Queens (N.C.))

3. Elias Gedyon (Adams State)

4. Brett Meyer (Fort Hays State)

5. Victor Moreau (Academy of Art)

3000 Steeplechase

1. Leakey Kipkosgei (American International)

2. Taylor Stack (Western Colorado)

3. Christian Noble (Lee (Tenn.))

4. Jacob Kernell (Walsh)

5. Jake Mitchem (Colorado Mines)


1. Zach Panning (Grand Valley State)

2. Sydney Gidabuday (Adams State)

3. Elias Gedyon (Adams State)

4. Taylor Stack (Western Colorado)

5. Josh Hoskinson (Colorado Mines)


1. Zach Panning (Grand Valley State)

2. Marcelo Laguera (CSU-Pueblo)

3. Tom Goforth (Saginaw Valley State)

4. Stetson Rayas (Dallas Baptist)

5. Jack Mastandrea (Charleston (W.V.))