NCAA Division III

  • For most NCAA Schools in USA the track season begins Monday. Beneath is some information regarding NCAA DIvision III Throws. Included are top boards for returners that include last season PRS and current season marks, the NCAA Championship point spread from 2013 and what the 2014 Championship results would be if they were scored from the returners list. Any spoilers?


    Bolds are current Season Marks.


    Men's Shot Put
    Shot Put:

    • Roger Steen UWE 17.52
    • Nick Groskopf UWO 17.46
    • Sean Enos Bates 17.16
    • Sean Donnelly 17.00
    • Jeremy Brandt UWO 16.98
    • Colt Feltes Wartburg 16.96
    • Ben Watson UWW 16.95
    • Buck Thompson TTU 16.80
    • Derrik Guyette Carthage 16.80
    • Zach Baehman OWU 16.70
    • Jacob Merh Adrian 16.99
    • Joe Fox Oneonta 16.68
    • Kyle Peart PLU 16.36
    • Zach Hernadez CMU 16.34
    • Brendon Ganschow B 16.26


    Men's Weight Throw

    • Sean Donnely UMU 19.58
    • Grant Havard UWL 19.10
    • John Cooper UWL 18.42
    • Eric Solomon Widener 18.30
    • Derrik Guyette Carthage 18.22
    • Sean Enos Bates 18.18
    • John Dayton Springfield 18.06
    • Josh Kuusisto Greenville 17.94
    • Joe Brunner UWO 17.76
    • Ben Tykwinski UWR 17.66
    • Harry Weintruab 17.61
    • Bryan Thell St Thomas 17.58
    • Roger Steen UWE 17.56
    • Ed Cummins RIC 17.51
    • JD Roth Oneota 17.48


    Women's Shot Put
    1. Jecel Gerner UWO 15.82 (2011)
    2. Kayla Hemann Wartburg 14.87
    3. Cherae Reeves CM 14.58
    4. Raven Robinson Monmouth 14.48
    5. Abby Martin UWO 14.29
    6. Ebony Stallworth NCC 14.12
    7. Erica Szypynda Widener 14.03
    8. Olivia Johnson CM 13.99
    9. Naloti Paima-Kaluma W13.87
    10. Melanie Brickner UWO 13.64
    11. Emily Swenson JHU 13.57
    12. Amy Miskowicz UWW 13.56
    13. Becky Huberty St S 13.43
    14. Shelby Mahr UWW 13.42
    15. Brittany Edson NWU 13.37
    16. Osaz Ebose Swathmore 13.28
    17. Ivy Muchuma RPI 13.26


    Women's Weight Throw

    • Amina Avril Williams 18.25
    • Melanie Brickner UWO 18.25
    • Shawny Kramer Hamline 17.60
    • Jecel Gerner UWO 17.49 (2011)
    • Kayla Hemann Wartburg 17.01
    • Raven Robinson MC 16.90
    • Krista Chauvin UMD 16.67
    • Becky Huberty St S 16.57
    • Becca McMullin Carthage 16.50
    • Ivy Muchuma RPI 16.49
    • Michelle Theisen UWS 16.47
    • Liana Beauchamp AC 16.44
    • Amy Miskowicz UWW 16.16
    • Abby Martin UWO 16.13
    • Ann Milliken BSC 15.67
    • Grace Demyan Tufts 15.65
    • Lydia Frangos RPI 15.64


    2013 Results Men (Shot and Weight Combined)

    • UWO 28
    • Bates 18
    • Mesiah 8
    • UWE 6
    • Defiance 6
    • UWL 5
    • Whitworth 4
    • Fitchburg St 2
    • Widener 1


    Women's Results

    • UWO 26
    • Monmouth 16
    • Salisbury 8
    • Hamline 8
    • Williams 5
    • CM 5
    • Milikin 3
    • Tufts 3
    • UWSP 3
    • Stevens Institute 1


    Combined Results:

    • UWO 54
    • Bates 18
    • Monmouth 17
    • Mesiah 8
    • Salisbury 8
    • Hamline 8
    • UWE 6
    • Defiance 6
    • Williams 4
    • UWL 5
    • Whitworth 4
    • Milkin 3
    • UWSP 3
    • Fitchburg St 2
    • Widener 1
    • Stevens Institute 1


    2014 Preseason Points
    Men:
    1. UMU 15
    2. UWL 14
    3. UWO 12
    4. UWE 10
    5. Bates 9
    6. Widener 5
    7. Carthage 4
    8. Wartburg 3
    9. Springfield 2
    10. UWW 2
    11. TTU 1
    12. Greenville 1


    Women:
    1. UWO 27
    2. Wartburg 12
    3. Williams 10
    4. Monmouth 8
    5. CM 7
    6. Hamline 6
    7. NCC 3
    8. UMD 2
    9. Widener 2
    10. Saint Scholastica 1


    Combined:
    1. UWO 39
    2. Wartburg 15
    3. UMU 15
    4. UWL 14
    5. Williams 10
    6. UWE 10
    7. Bates 9
    8. Monmouth 8
    9. Widener 7
    10. CM 7
    11. Hamline 6
    12. Carthage 4
    13. NCC 3
    14. Springfield 2
    15. UWW 2
    16 UMD 2
    17. Saint Scholastica 1
    18. TTU 1
    19. Greenville 1

  • Also, Here are some former NCAA Division III Athlete's who had good success in 2013

    • Mike Lihrman: Hammer: 67.30 Season, PR Weight: 21.61 Season PR, Will compete for Wisconsin Next Year
    • Lance Brooks: 64.02 Discus Season PR, Won USA, competed at Worlds
    • Carter Comito: 62.00 Discus Season PR, Set NCAA DIII Record and Won 3rd National Title
    • Tim VanLiew: 75.55 Javelin Season PR, Set NCAA DIII Record and won 2nd National title
    • Paul Davis: 20.53 Shot Put Season PR, Competing for now Division II McMurry
    • Andy Novak:18.61 Shot Put Season PR, Coaching and pursuing medical degree in Wisconsin
    • Justin Rodhe: 21.29 Shot Put Canada 3rd at Drake, 3rd at Kansas Relays, Competing for Canada this year
  • North Central is in the CCIW, I think the level of D3 throwing has increased because of the economical status of America and NCAA Division I programs, the freedom of training available at the NCAA DIII level and the proliferation of knowledge of throwing thanks to the internet over the past decade.

  • Jackson,


    I have to agree with Sean's two points made above. I think the wealth of knowledge made available through websites like this, YouTube, and the blogs of throwers has just been a great tool for throwers/coaches of all divisions and all levels.


    Related directly to D3, I think we've seen the competitive level in many conferences rise over the past couple of years because of small pools of talented throwers competing against each other each week. I know from experience, having an in-conference competitor like Sean, and his teammate Judd, produced a much more competitive environment. To be one of the best in the conference, you had to post marks that were competitive at the NCAA level as well. This has been the case for the WIAC for many years now, and I think we're beginning to see the same effect on many conferences throughout the country as well.


    Another factor might be the success of post collegiate D3 athletes. Seeing former All-Americans and National Champions compete with the country's, and sometimes world's best, has given quite a few athletes hope to compete at that level when their collegiate career is up.

  • Division III Throws Program Rankings 3rd Week of 2014
    Men

    • Bates 16
    • Mount Union 14
    • Lacrosse 10
    • MIT 9
    • Wartburg 8
    • Adrian 5
    • Widener 5
    • Oneota 4
    • Texas Tyler 3
    • Oshkosh 2
    • Eau Claire 1
    • RIC 1

    Women

    • Oshkosh 18
    • Wartburg 11
    • Whitewater 10
    • Williams 8
    • St Scholastica 8
    • North Central 6
    • Westfield 4
    • Stevens point 4
    • RPI 3
    • Oshkosh 3
    • Umass Dartmouth 2
    • Augsburg 1
  • Division III
    Men’s Shot Put
    Best: 17.49
    Mean of top 500: 13.27
    Mean of Middle 300: 13.06
    Mean of Top 100: 15.23
    Division II
    Men’s Shot Put
    Best: 20.07
    Mean of top 500: 12.55
    Mean of Middle 300: 12.48
    Mean of Top 100: 15.60
    Division I
    Men’s Shot Put
    Best: 21.23
    Mean of top 500: 15.51
    Mean of Middle 300: 14.84
    Mean of Top 100: 18.14
    Women’s Shot Put
    Best: 14.43
    Mean of top 500: 10.83
    Mean of Middle 300: 10.7
    Mean of Top 100: 12.47
    Women’s Shot Put
    Best: 15.86
    Mean of top 500: 10.84
    Mean of Middle 300: 10.72
    Mean of Top 100: 13.11
    Women’s Shot Put
    Best: 17.51
    Mean of top 500: 13.51
    Mean of Middle 300: 12.99
    Mean of Top 100: 15.50
    Division III
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Best: 20.84
    Mean of top 500: 13.52
    Mean of Middle 300: 13.27
    Mean of Top 100: 16.23
    Division II
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Best: 22
    Mean of top 326: 14.04
    Mean of Middle 100: 13.87
    Mean of Top 100: 16.91
    Division I
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Best: 23.62
    Mean of top 500: 16.77
    Mean of Middle 300: 16.04
    Mean of Top 100: 19.65
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Best: 18.70
    Mean of top 500: 12.52
    Mean of Middle 300: 12.35
    Mean of Top 100: 15.14
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Best: 20.62
    Mean of top 374: 13.26
    Mean of Middle 100: 12.64
    Mean of Top 100: 16.25
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Best: 22.66
    Mean of top 500: 16.46
    Mean of Middle 300: 15.68
    Mean of Top 100: 19.25


    What's all that mean? Shows the results thus far through the first half of the indoor NCAA system. What it means is that good throwers come from anywhere...elite Division III throwers will match up well against most Division I throwers and DII is vastly underpopulated in the weight throws...What else does it mean?

  • DIII Men’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 15.85
    Mean Top 25: 16.42
    DII Men’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 16.40
    Mean Top 25: 17.21
    DI Men’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 18.84
    Mean Top 25: 19.38
    Women’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 12.99
    Mean Top 25: 13.43
    Women’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 13.79
    Mean Top 25: 14.35
    Women’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 16.11
    Mean Top 25: 16.60
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 17.13
    Mean Top 25: 18.01
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 17.92
    Mean Top 25: 18.77
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 20.40
    Mean Top 25: 21.11
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 15.92
    Mean Top 25: 16.59
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 17.16
    Mean Top 25: 17.97
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 20.16
    Mean Top 25: 20.83
  • Current and Former NCAA DIII Athletes this Indoor Season:


    Shot
    Jon Jones LB 19.95
    Paul Davis 19.89 (LB of 20.53)
    Nick Baatz 8th at USA's LB 19.30
    Andy Novak LB 19.40, 10th at USAS


    Weight
    Mike Lihrman 24.27 NCAA DI Record and National Champion
    Sean Donnelly 20.92 NCAA DIII Championship Record and National Champion


    Are there any Men or Women you know of to include in this list?

  • I haven't nerded out in a while so here is some stats on D3 Shot Put Teams this winter:


    Teams with most throwers in the top 200:


    1. Wisconsin Oshkosh 12
    2. Wisconsin Whitewater 12
    3. Carthage 9
    4. Nebraska Wesleyan, Wartburg, Wisconsin Eau Clair 7
    5. Brockport St, Monmouth, Widener, Wisconsin Lacrosse, Wisconsin Stout 6
    6. North Central, MIT Rose-Hulman, RPI, St. Thomas, Wisconsin Steven's Point 5
    7. Gustavus Adolphus, Hamline, Ohio Wesleyan, St. Scholastica, Adrian, Baldwin Wallace, Keene State, Lynchburg, Whitworth, Benedictine (Ill.), Rutgers-Newark, Westfield State, Worcester State 4


    Most Men:
    1. Oshkosh 7
    2. Whitewater 6
    3. Eau Claire, Rose-Hulman, St. Thomas 5
    4. North Central, Brockport, Monmouth, Carthage, Widener 4


    Most Women:
    1. White Water 6
    2. Oshkosh, Carthage 5
    3. Nebraska Wesleyan, Wartburg, Stout, Steven's Point, Gustavus Adolphus 4


    Top 3 Combined Throws:
    Men:
    1. Wisconsin OshKosh---Total Distance 49.95, Points 44
    2. Wisconsin Eau Claire---Total Distance 49.13, Points 91
    3. Wartburg---Total Distance 48.93, Points 87
    4. Carthage---Total Distance 48.49, Points: 87
    5. Bates----Total Distance 48.32, Points: 104
    5. Wisconsin Lacrosse---Total Distance 47.79, Points: 106
    6. Oneonta---Total Distance 47.59, Points: 121
    7. Wisconsin White Water---total Distance 46.87, Points 172
    8. Brock Port State--- Total Distance: 46.79, Points: 163
    9. Widener---Total Distance 46.28, Points: 198
    10. North Central---Total Distance 45.59, Points: 204


    Women:
    1. Wisconsin OshKosh---Total Distance 42.6, Points: 26
    2. Wesleyan---Total Distance 40.54, Points: 164
    3. Wisconsin Stout-Total Distance 40.00, Points 85
    4. Wartburg---Total Distance 39.82, Points: 111
    5. Wisconsin White Water---Total Distance 38.91, Points: 134
    6. Carthage---Total Distance 38.73, Points: 123
    7. Nebraska Wesleyan---Total Distance 38.72, Points 137
    8. Gustavus Adolphus---Total Distance 38.23, Points: 160
    9. Ohio Wesleyan---Total Distance 37.83, Points: 184
    10. Wisconsin Lacrosse---Total Distace 37.33, Point 202


    The Points system is like Cross Country, your place is your point, lower the points your better. Shows in several instances where a school may have thrown further by a half meter or so but the school beneath it had throwers in higher positions.


    I think it's interesting to look at the depth around the country and see where the pools are coming from. Oshkosh women are pretty dominant and will only be more so this outdoor season with the return of Breanne Strupp, 2013 Indoor National Champion.


    Wisconsin is pretty dominate overall, owning 10 of the 20 roster spots for teams, including Carthage the only Non-State School in the bunch from Wisconsin.


    Top 3 (6) Combined (Combined Gendered) Throws:
    1. Wisconsin OshKosh---Total Distance 92.45, Points 70
    2. Wartburg---Total Distance: 88.75, Points 198
    3. Carthage---Total Distance 87.22, Points: 210
    4. Wisconsin White Water---total Distance 85.78, Points 306
    5. Wisconsin Lacrosse---Total Distance 85.12, Points, 308


    Will be interesting to see how outdoors turns out with the weather, discus, javelin and hammer. What do you think about this stuff?

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