Mon. May 27th, 2024
decathlon and heptathlon rankings

The update to the world rankings on 12 September 2023 flowed from the expiry of marks in mid-March 2022, and specifically the NCAA indoor championships.

Scores can only be included for rankings purposes if they occur within the previous 18-month period (other than certain circumstances for area championships).

You can find an explanation of the rankings system here.

PLACING POINTS

These are the placing points for the competitions featured in this week’s update.

 NCAA
Indoors
PAC
Outdoors
US
Indoors
Mountain
West
 CFFF
1st45101010
2nd38666
3rd32333
4th26   
5th22   
6th19   
7th17   
8th15   

WHO ENTERED THE RANKINGS

Suttisak Singkhon: in at 100

WHO MOVED UP

n/a

WHO MOVED DOWN

Max Vollmer: 71 to 79

Lexie Keller: 84 to 93

WHO DROPPED OUT THE RANKINGS

Alex Spyridonidis (out of top 100)

DECATHLON

As marks from the 2022 NCAA Indoor championships expired, Germany’s Max Vollmer’s fifth place score of 5969 was no longer eligible for his ranking score, and was replaced by his 7961 from the outdoor 2022 PAC champs. He dropped from 71th to 79th as a result.

Expiry of Alex Spyridonidis’ 5881 from the 2022 NCAAs results in the Greek dropping out of the top 100.

That allowed Thailand’s Suttisak Singkhon to re-enter the top 100, after being pushed out a few weeks previously.

HEPTATHLON

Erin Marsh’s second place score of 4383 at the 2022 indoor NCAAs was replaced by her third place score of 4432 at the 2023 US champs. Although her US champs results score was higher, the significant difference in category between the two meetings meant that her placing score dropped by 35 points. Overall that caused her ranking score to reduce by three points, although she remained in 58th place overall.

Lexie Keller likewise lost her 4321 from her 3rd place at the 2022 NCAAs, and that was replaced by her 4306 from the Mountain West indoor champs. Similar to Marsh, although her heptathlon score was only 15 points lower, the difference in placing points between the two meetings caused her to drop nine places from 84th to 93rd.