2017 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 2

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NEW ORLEANS — While Angelo State remained the leader of the pack, the next 9 spots in the 2nd week of the NCAA Division II women’s team rankings – as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday – underwent a bit of change with another week of activity in the books.

Johnson C. Smith took advantage of a quiet week on the track and field circuit to shoot all the way to 2nd place after coming in at 10th a week ago.  Humboldt State (3rd), Chico State (4th) and Minnesota State (6th) all dropped a spot after ranking in the top-5 during the 1st rankings of the season. Cal Baptist (5th) crept into the top-5 this week, while Nova Southeastern – who came in at 4th a week ago – dropped to 9th.

Three more teams in San Francisco State (7th), Saint Augustine’s (8th) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (10th) moved into the top-10 after sitting on the outside looking in a week ago.

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Angelo State remained in 1st place after a strong showing at the Wes Kittley Invitational. While there, the Rams boasted 4 top-10 NCAA Division II marks from Kami Norton (400 hurdles), Taytum Morris (pole vault) and Daisy Osakue (shot put and discus). Osakue’s mark of 57.49m (188-7) in the discus ranks 1st in all of NCAA Division II this year, and it stands as an Automatic Qualifying mark. The freshman’s discus mark is 11 feet further than any mark in NCAA Division II this year.

Lennox Graham has his Golden Bulls back in the top-5 once again, after having placed there in every week but one a season ago. Johnson C. Smith competed at the Winthrop ADIDAS Invitational, where the 4×100 relay squad ran the 2nd-fastest time in NCAA Division II this year at 46:00. Additionally, Fellan Ferguson recorded the 3rd-best mark in NCAA Division II in the 400 meters with a time of 55:02. Sidney Marshall (100 hurdles), Mayah Edwards (100 meters) and Kendra Clark (200 meters) all ran top-10 descending order list times in NCAA Division II over the weekend.

Cal Baptist jumped one spot to a program-best 5th place thanks in large part Berenice Cleyet-Merle’s 800 meter performance in which she ran a 2:07.73 for the 2nd-fastest time in NCAA Division II this year at the 39th Annual Aztec Open. Teammate Emeline Delanis also posted the 10th-best 1500 meter mark in NCAA Division II this season at 4:33.18.

San Francisco State came up huge at the Cal Poly Invitational, as the Gators notched 4 top-10 NCAA Division II marks in San Luis Obispo. Atiya Harvey can lay claim to two of those marks, running a 24.25 in the 200 meters (4th) while posting an 11.89 finish in the 100 meters (9th). Timarya Baynard (400 meters) and the 4×100 relay also finished with times in the top-10 on the NCAA Division II descending order lists.

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Shakinah Brooks and Tia-Adana Belle were heavily responsible for Saint Augustine’s push into the top-10 after coming in at 48th during the 1st week of the season. Runners up at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships a season ago, the Falcons got an Automatic Qualifying mark in the long jump out of Brooks at 6.24m (20-5¾), good for 1st in NCAA Division II, at the Weems Baskins Invitational. Belle recorded a time of 13.82 (2nd in NCAA Division II) in the 100 hurdles while also running a 24.34 (6th) in the 200 meters.

Texas A&M-Commerce rose one spot to 10th after Rachael Somoye posted a 53.05m (174-0) in the hammer throw, good for 18th in NCAA Division II.

Those who dropped in the top-10 can attribute that to limited participation over the weekend.

Humboldt State’s women’s team did not compete this past week, while Chico State’s top mark of the week came in the 4×100 relay at the American River Invitational, where the team put together a time of 3:51.96 to rank 18th in NCAA Division II. Minnesota State only sent four women to the Ashely Nally Heptathlon. Nova Southeastern’s lone top-20 mark came from Julia Riedl in the long jump at the Embry-Riddle First Chance-Last Chance meet, where she posted a leap of 5.76m (18-10¾) for the 14th-best long jump mark in NCAA Division II.

UC San Diego fell five spots to 12th, despite Claudia Cox’s 400 hurdle time of 1:01.26 at the 39th Annual Aztec Invitational. Concordia (8th to 13th) also dropped, even though USTFCCCA Women’s Division II Female Athlete of the Week McKenzie Warren recorded the 6th-best shot put mark in NCAA Division II history (17.26m/56-7½) this past weekend at the Willamette Invitational.

Academy of Art (9th to 22nd) fell out of the top-10 after not competing this past weekend.

Queens (N.C.) jumped 27 spots in the rankings to 17th after split-team competitions this past weekend. Distance runners Natane Deruytter (10,000 meters) and Hannah Wikenhauer (5,000 meters) posted top-15 marks in their respective events at the Raleigh Relays, while Danielle Konopelski, Ella Fox and Johanna Schonecker now own the 2nd, 3rd and 16th-best marks in the javelin in NCAA Division II after strong showings at the Winthrop ADIDAS Invitational.

The 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, from May 25-27. Check back at www.USTFCCCA.org each week throughout the season for updated rankings.


Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2017 Week #2 — March 28

next ranking: April 4
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Angelo State 189.25 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 1
2 Johnson C. Smith 152.51 CIAA Lennox Graham (10th) 10
3 Humboldt State 114.36 CCAA Scott Pesch (7th) 2
4 Chico State 101.23 CCAA Robert Nooney (4th) 3
5 Cal Baptist 100.07 PacWest Ben Gall (5th) 6
6 Minnesota State 92.24 NSIC Jim Dilling (1st) 5
7 SF State 88.65 CCAA Kendra Reimer (3rd) 12
8 Saint Augustine’s 86.32 CIAA George Williams (41st) 48
9 Nova Southeastern 76.20 Peach Belt Bryan Hagopian (8th) 4
10 Texas A&M-Kingsville 74.35 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 11
11 West Texas A&M 70.50 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) NR
12 UC San Diego 69.66 CCAA Darcy Ahner (10th) 7
13 Concordia (Ore.) 66.21 GNAC Jerret Mantalas (3rd) 8
14 Walsh 59.79 GLIAC Rob Mizicko (5th) NR
15 Texas A&M-Commerce 59.53 Lone Star George Pincock (1st) 15
16 Azusa Pacific 59.04 PacWest Preston Grey (5th) 18
17 Queens (N.C.) 58.86 SAC Jim Vahrenkamp (5th) 44
18 Cal Poly Pomona 57.17 CCAA Octavious Gillespie-Bennett (5th) 13
19 Chadron State 56.63 RMAC Brad Gamble (3rd) 17
20 Wayne State (Neb.) 55.99 NSIC Marlon Brink (17th) NR
21 Findlay 55.79 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) NR
22 Academy of Art 51.86 PacWest Kevin LaSure (2nd) 9
23 Shippensburg 49.34 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (12th) NR
24 Lee (Tenn.) 46.25 Gulf South Caleb Morgan (4th) 43
25 Simon Fraser 45.74 GNAC Brit Townsend (17th) NR
dropped out: No. 14 Fresno Pacific*, No. 16 UPR Mayaguez*, No. 19 Pittsburg State, No. 20 CSU-Pueblo, No. 21 Grand Valley State, No. 22 Point Loma Nazarene, No. 23 UPR Rio Piedras*, No. 24 Saint Martin’s, No. 25 Emporia State

* current non-members

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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 CCAA 461.78 5
2 Lone Star 430.90 4
3 GNAC 283.54 2
4 CIAA 273.87 2
5 PacWest 267.44 3
6 MIAA 228.09
7 GLIAC 224.22 2
8 PSAC 179.83 1
9 NSIC 169.95 2
10 RMAC 166.95 1


Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 321.41 NR
Central Minnesota State 307.12 2
East Assumption 442.34 NR
Midwest Cedarville 330.89 NR
South Nova Southeastern 410.47 1
South Central Angelo State 798.73 1
Southeast Montevallo 417.60 1
West Chico State 256.73 2
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)

Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
100 Meters Minnesota State 12.03 48.12
200 Meters Saint Augustine’s 24.60 1:38.38
400 Meters Saint Augustine’s 56.83 3:47.30
800 Meters Point Loma Nazarene 2:14.94 8:59.74
1500 Meters Cal Baptist 4:32.94 18:11.75
Steeplechase Montevallo 11:50.49 47:21.95
5000 Meters Cal Baptist 17:21.86 1:09:27.42
10,000 Meters Western Washington 39:30.68 2:38:02.70
100 Meter Hurdles Angelo State 14.42 57.69
400 Meter Hurdles UC San Diego 1:03.10 4:12.42
High Jump Angelo State 1.67m 5-5½ 6.67m 21-10½
Pole Vault UC San Diego 3.62m 11-10¼ 14.46m 47-5¼
Long Jump Angelo State 5.70m 18-8½ 22.80m 74-9¾
Triple Jump Nova Southeastern 11.91m 39-1 47.65m 156-4
Shot Put Concordia (Ore.) 14.20m 46-7¼ 56.80m 186-4
Discus Angelo State 47.05m 154-4 188.21m 617-6
Hammer Findlay 52.78m 173-2 211.12m 692-8
Javelin Queens (N.C.) 42.51m 139-5 170.03m 557-10
Heptathlon Angelo State 5,000 20,000

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Week 6Tue 4/25
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Week 7Tue 5/2
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Week 8Tue 5/9
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Week 9Tue 5/16
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Week 10Mon 5/22
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FINAL ResultsSat 5/27
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