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Penguin Men, Women Sit Atop Inaugural #HLTF Preseason Polls – Youngstown State Athletics

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Friday, the Horizon League released the inaugural #HLTF preseason poll. The Youngstown State men received 95 points, the majority of first place votes with seven and were slated at the top of the league, while the Penguin women received 131 points, including 10 first place nods, to be picked first in their poll. 

After YSU, Milwaukee claimed the second spot with 119 points and one first place vote on the women’s side. Oakland claimed the third spot with 113 points, Purdue Fort Wayne nabbed 91 total points for fourth and Northern Kentucky was selected fifth with 88 points to close out the top five.

2021 #HLTF Women’s Indoor Preseason Poll
Pl.   Team – Pts. (First-place votes)
1. Youngstown State – 131 (10)
2. Milwaukee – 119 (1)
3. Oakland – 113
4. Purdue Fort Wayne – 91
5. Northern Kentucky – 88
6. RMU – 75
T-7. IUPUI – 51
T-7. Wright State – 51
9. UIC – 48
10. Detroit Mercy – 43
11. Cleveland State – 37 

For the men, Milwaukee followed the six-time defending conference champions and was slated second with 88 points, taking the final first place vote. Oakland was picked third with 81 points. Purdue Fort Wayne and UIC were picked fourth and fifth, respectively to round out the top five. The Mastodons received a total of 64 points while the Flames received 63 points. 

2021 #HLTF Men’s Indoor Preseason Poll
Pl.   Team – Pts. (First-place votes)
1. Youngstown State – 95 (7)
2. Milwaukee – 88 (1)
3. Oakland – 81
4. Purdue Fort Wayne – 64
5. UIC – 63
6. IUPUI – 61
7. Detroit Mercy – 50
8. Northern Kentucky – 39

The Youngstown State track and field program kicked off its 2021-22 indoor season on Dec. 3, hosting the YSU Icebreaker. Next, the Penguins are set to make their return to the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) for one final time during the 2021 calendar year as they host the inaugural YSU Collegiate Holiday Classic on Dec. 10.

Source: https://www.ysusports.com/sports/track/2021-22/releases/2021_HLTF_Preseason_Poll

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Friday, the Horizon League released the inaugural #HLTF preseason poll. The Youngstown State men received 95 points, the majority of first place votes with seven and were slated at the top of the league, while the Penguin women received 131 points, including 10 first place nods, to be picked first in their poll. 

After YSU, Milwaukee claimed the second spot with 119 points and one first place vote on the women’s side. Oakland claimed the third spot with 113 points, Purdue Fort Wayne nabbed 91 total points for fourth and Northern Kentucky was selected fifth with 88 points to close out the top five.

2021 #HLTF Women’s Indoor Preseason PollPl. …….

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Friday, the Horizon League released the inaugural #HLTF preseason poll. The Youngstown State men received 95 points, the majority of first place votes with seven and were slated at the top of the league, while the Penguin women received 131 points, including 10 first place nods, to be picked first in their poll. 

After YSU, Milwaukee claimed the second spot with 119 points and one first place vote on the women’s side. Oakland claimed the third spot with 113 points, Purdue Fort Wayne nabbed 91 total points for fourth and Northern Kentucky was selected fifth with 88 points to close out the top five.

2021 #HLTF Women’s Indoor Preseason PollPl. …….

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