UST Track & Field Makes Program History with Ranking
For the first time in program history, the University of St. Thomas-Houston Men’s Track and Field was ranked in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (ustfccca.org) Division III rankings. The USTFCCA acts as the independent governing body of track and field sports across NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA leagues.
On their debut 2023 outdoor rankings, St. Thomas checked in at No. 23. This puts the Celts among the top 25 programs including MIT, Wash U, and Emory. Ranking in the top five were Tufts, Claremont Mudd Scripps, and Williams.
This season, the Celts have been led by stellar performances in the 400-meter dash, 4x400 relay, and high jump. In the 400 dash, So. Bryce McIntyre ranks fourth in the nation with a fast time of 48.86 seconds, less than a second away from the national leader. Then in high jump, So. Matthew Hicks also ranks fourth in the country, clearing the height of 2.00 meters at the Trinity Invitational. Lastly in the 4x400, Eduardo Waller, Bryce McIntyre, Kashala Kapyamba, and Jacob Smith locked in eighth place in the country this past weekend at the Victor Lopez Classic. The foursome clocked in at 3 minutes, 20.11 seconds, which set the current school record.
St. Thomas is among only three SCAC schools to be ranked, as Trinity and Texas Lutheran also made the list.