CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#20) WOMEN’S T&F NO. 2, MVB NO. 2, WVB NO. 3

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
BASKETBALL, TRACK & FIELD, VOLLEYBALL

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CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#20)
WOMEN’S T&F NO. 2, MVB NO. 2, WVB NO. 3

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western women’s track and field team made program history for the second week in a row as the Spartans moved up to an all-time best No. 2 ranking in the CIS Top 10. On the volleyball court, the Spartans men’s team remained at No. 2 in the final rankings of the season while the women’s team stayed at No. 3.

After being ranked No. 3 last week, which was a program best at the time, the Spartans women’s track and field team moved to No. 2 following an impressive meet at the University of Idaho this past weekend, in which the women’s team set five school records.

The men’s track and field team set seven school records this weekend but remain unranked.

The Spartans will compete at this weekend’s University of Washington Flotrack Husky Classic Feb. 14-15 and the University of Washington Open Feb. 16.

Following a pair of four-set wins over Winnipeg to finish the regular season at 20-2, the men’s volleyball team stayed at No. 2, behind McMaster. The Spartans were ranked in the top three in the CIS in all 14 weeks this year. They were ranked No. 1 three times and No. 2 eight times. By finishing first in the Canada West standings, the Spartans earned a bye this week and will host the Canada West Final Four Feb. 21-22 at the Langley Events Centre.

The women’s volleyball team also earned a weekend sweep of Winnipeg, winning both in three sets to finish the regular season at 17-5. The Spartans were ranked in the top five all season and were ranked as high as No. 2 five times. They will host Regina in the Canada West quarter-finals in a best-of-three series to be played Feb. 13, 14 and, if necessary, 15 at the Langley Events Centre.

The men’s basketball team (10-10) earned a weekend split against Mount Royal, losing 98-85 before winning 80-77, to remain in playoff contention. In the final weekend of the regular season, the Spartans will host Fraser Valley Friday at 6 p.m. before playing at UFV Saturday at 7 p.m.

The women’s basketball team (5-15) also split with MRU, winning 61-57 before losing 69-54. The Spartans will play their final two games of the season this weekend, hosting UFV Thursday at 6 p.m. before playing the Cascades on the road Saturday at 5 p.m.

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Every year, 11,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 55 universities and four regional associations vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships.

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Last Updated: 2014-02-11
Author: Mark Janzen