Cross country is my thing and the main focus of this site, but the running and the competing never stops. Our runners also go on to represent colleges and universities in this state, and I’ve never placed much coverage towards the next level.
I’ve always been intrigued how teams stack up against higher and lower divisions. We’ve all wondered how Grand Valley would rank amongst D1 schools, the same goes for a Cornerstone or Hope or Calvin, heck even Lansing CC was a national champion. I’m attempting to do that here for indoor track, then I’ll do the same for outdoor (and high school come their outdoor season).
The scoring method follows the MITCA Power Rankings with a bit of my own twist. Four individual indoor distance events (800, Mile, 3k, 5k). The top 3 runners from each team score, with three events maximum for an individual. The scoring will go 90 places deep, with 90 points for the fastest mark, 1 point for the 90th fastest mark. Results come from TFRRS and are the fastest mark by an individual during this season.