Men's Track and Field Ranked No. 14 in USTFCCCA Preseason Poll

Sam Ludgood (Photo by Ryan Baker)
Sam Ludgood (Photo by Ryan Baker)

Mount Union's men's indoor track and field team is ranked No. 14 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches preseason poll.

The Purple Raiders finished second at last year's Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Junior Sam Ludgood (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) earned All-American honors with a seventh place finish at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships a year ago.

Mount Union competes next Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Spire Inviational at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

2013 USTFCCCA Preseason Poll

1. North Central (Ill.)

2. Wis.-LaCrosse

3. Wis.-Oshkosh

4. St. Thomas (Minn.)

5. Wis.-Whitewater

6. Wis.-Stevens Point

7. Wis.-Eau Claire

8. Bates (Me.)

9. Wis.-Platteville

10. Calvin (Mich.)

11. Christopher Newport (Va.)

12. Wartburg (Iowa)

13. Baldwin Wallace

14. Mount Union

15. Haverford (Pa.)

16. M.I.T.

17. Tufts (Mass.)

18. Nebraska Wesleyan

19. Methodist (N.C.)

20. Middlebury (Vt.)

21. Wis.-Stout

22. Wabash (Ind.)

23. Oneonta State (N.Y.)

24. Bowdoin (Me.)

25. Colby (Me.)