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Men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s basketball are CCIW champs

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The North Central College men’s track and field team claimed the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Indoor Championship for the 13th consecutive year Feb. 23. The fourth-ranked Cardinals won six of the 17 events and totaled 250 points, while 11th-ranked Augustana College was a distant second. North Central has won the CCIW indoor championship every year since its inception in 2001.

The women’s track and field team returned to the top of the victory stand at the CCIW Indoor Championships, claiming its second team title in three seasons and its fourth championship overall.

Both track and field teams will host the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships at Al B. Carius Track on March 8-9.

The North Central College men’s basketball team won its second straight CCIW Tournament Championship, defeating Augustana College, 70-63. The Cardinals received the CCIW’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship, which begins March 2. Pairings and first-round host sites were announced Feb. 25. North Central plays Centre College (Kentucky) at 7 p.m. at home in Merner Field House.