American International Men, Southern Connecticut Women Picked to Win NE-10 Indoor Track & Field Championships

American International Men, Southern Connecticut Women Picked to Win NE-10 Indoor Track & Field Championships


February 18, 2016

NE-10 Championships Set for Saturday at Reggie Lewis Center


MANSFIELD, Mass. – The 15th annual Northeast-10 Indoor Track & Field Championships are set to take place this Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston, Mass. Heading into the championships, the American International men's team and Southern Connecticut women's squad were selected as the favorites to win team title by the league's head coaches.

For complete results of the NE-10 Coaches' Poll, please see below. 

The Yellow Jackets' men's team won their first indoor conference title in program history last year, while the Owls' women finished as the runner-up to Stonehill for the second straight year. At last year's event, 16 conference championship records were broken.

American International collected 98 total points and eight first-place votes to take the top spot in the men's poll. Southern Connecticut was close behind in second with 93 points and three first-place votes. Franklin Pierce, Stonehill and Merrimack rounded out the top 5.

Southern Connecticut edged out defending NE-10 Champion Stonehill by just one point on the women's side. The Owls garnered 96 points and six first-place votes, while the Skyhawks gathered 95 points and five first-place nods. Merrimack, American International and Adelphi made up the rest of the top 5.

Events will begin at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday. Follow @TheNortheast10 on Twitter for updates on the 2016 NE-10 Championships.

2016 NE-10 Men's Indoor Track & Field Pre-Championship Coaches' Poll
1. American International - 98 (8)
2. Southern Connecticut - 93 (3)
3. Franklin Pierce - 79
4. Stonehill - 70
5. Merrimack - 61
6. New Haven - 53
7. Adelphi - 46
8. Bentley - 39
9. Assumption - 30
10. Saint Rose - 26
11. Le Moyne - 10 

2016 NE-10 Women's Indoor Track & Field Pre-Championship Coaches' Poll
1. Southern Connecticut - 96 (6)
2. Stonehill - 95 (5)
3. Merrimack - 78
4. American International - 74
5. Adelphi - 58
6. Franklin Pierce - 53
7. New Haven - 47
8. Assumption - 37
9. Bentley - 28
10. Saint Rose - 24
11. Le Moyne - 15 

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.