2017 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 3

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NEW ORLEANS — A gradual climb in the rankings was not in the plans for West Texas A&M and Pittsburg State this past week.

Tremendous outings from both programs have vaulted them into 1st and 3rd, respectively, of the NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, after each team sat outside the top-10 a week ago.

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West Texas A&M


Angelo State


Pittsburg State


Johnson C. Smith


Chico State

The Lady Buffs literally leapt from 11th to 1st – the highest ranking in program history – thanks to an outstanding weekend from super senior Rellie Kaputin. The native of Papua New Guinea recorded the top triple jump mark in all of NCAA Division II at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at 12.98m (42-7) while also posting the 4th-best long jump (6.04m/19-9¾) and 8th-best high jump (1.70m/5-7) so far this year.

Kaputin wasn’t alone in helping the Lady Buffs reach the top. Norma Cunigan recorded NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying marks in both the discus and shot put in Austin, Texas, as did Malika Ouedraogo in the triple jump.

As impressive as West Texas A&M’s rise in the rankings was, Pittsburg State’s was even more so.

The Gorillas jumped from 51st to 3rd this week after beginning the season at 19th just three weeks ago, and the team didn’t have to go far to achieve that rise. At their home meet, the Wendy’s/PSU Invitational, the Gorillas got 8 top-10 NCAA Division II marks, including two each from Imani Hutchinson and Kelsey Lewis in the 100 and 200 meter races.

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Relatively quiet weeks were detrimental to the trio of teams that fell in the top-5. Angelo State slipped one spot in the rankings to 2nd, while Johnson C. Smith (4th) and Chico State (5th) each fell as well.

Angelo State saw Kami Norton post the 7th-fastest time in the 400 hurdles this season at the Texas Relays with a time of 1:00.86. Chico State had 4 athletes post NCAA Division II Provisional Qualifying marks at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational. Johnson C. Smith did not compete over the weekend.

Saint Augustine’s jumped 2 spots into 6th, while Cal Baptist (7th), San Francisco State (8th) and Humboldt State (9th) all fell in the rankings. Alaska Anchorage (10th) made a 30-spot leap for a new season-best ranking after strong performances at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, led by Danielle McCormick (2:07.75 in the 800 meters) and Zennah Jepchumba (36:11.04 in the 10000 meters).

Western State also made a 30-spot leap, coming in at 11th this week for the program’s highest ranking since the final week of the 2014 campaign. Alicja Konieczek (15:59.22) and Georgia Porter (16:11.01) each recorded NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying marks by running the 1st and 2nd-best times in NCAA Division II, respectively, in the 5000 meters at the Stanford Invitational.

Shippensburg was the only other team on the week to make a double-digit spot increase in the rankings, moving from 23rd to 11th. Casey Norton’s NCAA Division II-leading 10000 meter mark of 35:36.72 at the Colonial Relays played a big part in that leap.

Three new teams broke into the top-25 from a week ago, with two of them making their season debuts. Grand Valley State sat at 26th a week ago, but made an 8-spot jump into 18th, while Chadron State (19th) and Minnesota Duluth (24th) both saw themselves in the top-25 after truly revving up their outdoor campaigns for the first time over the weekend.

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 #3 — April 4

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Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 West Texas A&M 176.70 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 11
2 Angelo State 148.83 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 1
3 Pittsburg State 135.87 MIAA Russ Jewett (31st) 51
4 Johnson C. Smith 110.12 CIAA Lennox Graham (10th) 2
5 Chico State 103.32 CCAA Robert Nooney (4th) 4
6 Saint Augustine’s 102.18 CIAA George Williams (41st) 8
7 Cal Baptist 93.19 PacWest Ben Gall (5th) 5
8 SF State 90.41 CCAA Kendra Reimer (3rd) 7
9 Humboldt State 85.70 CCAA Scott Pesch (7th) 3
10 Alaska Anchorage 82.75 GNAC Michael Friess (27th) 40
11 Western State 80.09 RMAC Chris Bradford (8th) 41
12 Shippensburg 74.85 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (12th) 23
13 Texas A&M-Kingsville 72.71 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 10
14 Findlay 71.20 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) 21
15 Minnesota State 70.67 NSIC Jim Dilling (1st) 6
16 Simon Fraser 67.91 GNAC Brit Townsend (17th) 25
17 Academy of Art 62.42 PacWest Kevin LaSure (2nd) 22
18 Grand Valley State 56.79 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 26
19 Chadron State 54.29 RMAC Brad Gamble (3rd) 19
20 Concordia (Ore.) 54.03 GNAC Jerret Mantalas (3rd) 13
21 Wayne State (Neb.) 53.34 NSIC Marlon Brink (17th) 20
22 UC San Diego 52.53 CCAA Darcy Ahner (10th) 12
23 Walsh 52.18 GLIAC Rob Mizicko (5th) 14
24 Minnesota Duluth 48.50 NSIC Joanna Warmington (6th) NR
25 Texas A&M-Commerce 45.55 Lone Star George Pincock (1st) 15
dropped out: No. 9 Nova Southeastern, No. 16 Azusa Pacific, No. 17 Queens (N.C.), No. 18 Cal Poly Pomona, No. 24 Lee (Tenn.)
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Lone Star 479.17 4
2 MIAA 380.93 1
3 CCAA 371.42 4
4 GNAC 344.51 3
5 NSIC 255.42 3
6 GLIAC 249.69 3
7 PacWest 239.11 2
8 CIAA 237.04 2
9 RMAC 207.41 2
10 PSAC 168.74 1


Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 408.14 1
Central Pittsburg State 473.54 7
East Assumption 412.21 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 357.09 7
South Nova Southeastern 391.36 1
South Central Angelo State 655.13 1
Southeast Mount Olive 396.86 2
West Chico State 289.80 1
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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 56.43 3:45.70
800 Meters Simon Fraser 2:09.43 8:37.72
1500 Meters Simon Fraser 4:31.19 18:04.78
Steeplechase Cal Baptist 10:51.18 43:24.72
5000 Meters Western State 16:46.12 1:7:04.49
10,000 Meters Cal Baptist 36:40.86 2:26:43.42
100 Meter Hurdles Angelo State 14.38 57.50
400 Meter Hurdles Central Washington 1:02.80 4:11.19
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.) 14.29m 46-10½ 57.15m 187-6
Discus Angelo State 47.05m 154-4 188.21m 617-6
Hammer Findlay 57.37m 188-2 229.49m 752-11
Javelin Queens (N.C.) 42.72m 140-1 170.86m 560-6
Heptathlon Angelo State 5,000 20,000
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Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/21
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Week 2Tue 3/28
Tue 3/28
Week 3Tue 4/4
Tue 4/4
Week 4Tue 4/11
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Week 5Tue 4/18
Tue 4/18
Week 6Tue 4/25
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Week 7Tue 5/2
Tue 5/2
Week 8Tue 5/9
Tue 5/9
Week 9Tue 5/16
Tue 5/16
Week 10Mon 5/22
Mon 5/22
FINAL ResultsSat 5/27
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