In the final outdoor U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, the Bethel men's track and field program set a new standard by landing in fourth, the highest position in program history. The Pilots' fourth-place ranking makes them the second-seeded team in the league as Marian finishes in second overall.
The final standings were tabulated by adding the program's cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field finish at the NAIA National Championships into a team total. The Pilots finished with 52.5 points after adding their 27th-place finish at the cross country championship, their 14th-place finish at the indoor track and field championships and their 11th-place finish at the outdoor track and field championships. With 52.5 points, BC slid into fourth behind Indiana Tech (28), Marian (45.5), and Olivet Nazarene (46) all while edging Bacone (55.5) who rounded out the top five.
The Bethel College Pilots compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. While accumulating 3 NAIA National Championships and 32 NCCAA National Championships by 10 different athletic teams, Bethel has also produced 143 NAIA All-American honors and 309 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors over the past decade. Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 70 areas of study. Connect with Bethel Athletics online at BethelCollegePilots.com or via Facebook, Twitter (@Bethel_Sports) and Instagram (@BethelPilots).