2017 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 4
By Curtis Akey, USTFCCCA
April 11, 2017
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NEW ORLEANS — West Texas A&M, Angelo State and Pittsburg State remained in the top-3 spots in the 4th week of the NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, but a two teams made significant pushes towards the top of the rankings after strong weeks.
Texas A&M-Kingsville jumped 9 spots to 4th place, tying a program-best ranking, while Adams State made an astounding leap into 8th place after sitting at 43rd a week ago.
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Texas A&M Kingsville got a wind-aided 200 meter mark of 23.66 out of Kaina Martinez that ranks 1st in NCAA Division II this past weekend at the Angelo State David Noble Relays, while teammate Plasera Johnson’s time of 23.92 in the same event ranks 5th in the nation. Martinez also notched a 6.06m (19-10¾) in the long jump, good for 9th in the country, while LaGae Brigance’s 1.74m (5-8½) in the high jump is tied for 5th.
Dianna Johnson, Jessica Scherrer and Serena Canegan all posted top-10 individual marks at the WT Classic and Multi for the Grizzlies, allowing Adams State to appear in the top-10 of the computer team rankings for the first time since the final week of the 2015 campaign. Johnson notched an altitude-converted time of 11.67 in the 100 meters into a headwind for the 3rd-best mark in the nation this year, while Scherrer ran an altitude-converted 59.08 in the 400 hurdles for the 3rd-best time in NCAA Division II on the year. Canegan followed suit, scoring 4978 in the heptathlon for the 9th-best mark in the country on the season. The Grizzlies 4×100 team also ran the 3rd-fastest time in the division this year with an altitude-converted time of 45.84.
West Texas A&M benefited greatly from its own home meet to remain in 1st place for the 2nd-straight week, as senior jumper Rellie Kaputin notched a national-leading 6.41m (21-0½) wind-aided mark in the long jump, in addition to recording the 9th-best high jump mark on the season at 1.71m (5-7¼). Shanice Cameron’s altitude-converted time of 23.70 in the 200 meters ranks 2nd in NCAA Division II this year, while the 4×100 relay team for the Lady Buffs posted a national-leading 45.72 altitude-converted time this past weekend.
Like West Texas A&M, Angelo State also hosted this past weekend, with the Rams setting 9 top-10 marks in the country on the season. Kami Norton led the way with the 2nd-best heptathlon mark (5409), the 5th-fastest 100 hurdles (13.64, wind-aided) and the 10th-best long jump (6.03m/19-9½, wind-aided).
USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Female Athlete of the Week Emilyn Dearman was crucial to Pittsburg State’s success this past week, posting NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Marks in the heptathlon (5924) and the high jump (1.78m/5-10), while running a wind-aided 13.43 in the 100 hurdles. All three marks currently sit atop the descending order lists.
Johnson C. Smith dropped a spot to 5th, while Saint Augustine’s and Cal Baptist stayed put at 6th and 7th, respectively. Chico State fell 4 spots to 9th, just ahead of Western State, who entered the top-10 for the first time since the 8th week of the 2012 campaign.
Hillsdale (32nd to 19th), New Mexico Highlands (137th to 22nd) and Southwest Baptist (42nd to 23rd) all made their top-25 season debuts on the week.
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.
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Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
2017 Week #4 — April 11
|next ranking: April 18|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||West Texas A&M||194.98||Lone Star||Darren Flowers (8th)||1|
|2||Angelo State||176.07||Lone Star||Tom Dibbern (1st)||2|
|3||Pittsburg State||154.77||MIAA||Russ Jewett (31st)||3|
|4||Texas A&M-Kingsville||118.49||Lone Star||Ryan Dall (9th)||13|
|5||Johnson C. Smith||95.13||CIAA||Lennox Graham (10th)||4|
|6||Saint Augustine’s||87.52||CIAA||George Williams (41st)||6|
|7||Cal Baptist||83.72||PacWest||Ben Gall (5th)||7|
|8||Adams State||82.20||RMAC||Rock Light (4th)||43|
|9||Chico State||78.32||CCAA||Robert Nooney (4th)||5|
|10||Western State||76.22||RMAC||Chris Bradford (8th)||11|
|11||Alaska Anchorage||71.55||GNAC||Michael Friess (27th)||10|
|12||Minnesota State||71.37||NSIC||Jim Dilling (1st)||15|
|13||Humboldt State||70.24||CCAA||Scott Pesch (7th)||9|
|14||Findlay||68.48||GLIAC||Marc Arce (29th)||14|
|15||Chadron State||68.45||RMAC||Brad Gamble (3rd)||19|
|16||Walsh||66.82||GLIAC||Rob Mizicko (5th)||23|
|17||SF State||61.09||CCAA||Kendra Reimer (3rd)||8|
|18||Shippensburg||60.83||PSAC||Dave Osanitsch (12th)||12|
|19||Hillsdale||56.21||GLIAC||Andrew Towne (6th)||32|
|20||Wayne State (Neb.)||55.45||NSIC||Marlon Brink (17th)||21|
|21||Simon Fraser||54.25||GNAC||Brit Townsend (17th)||16|
|22||New Mexico Highlands||53.98||RMAC||Bob DeVries (25th)||137|
|23||Southwest Baptist||52.87||MIAA||Corey McElhaney (9th)||42|
|24||Grand Valley State||52.73||GLIAC||Jerry Baltes (18th)||18|
|25||Minnesota Duluth||50.10||NSIC||Joanna Warmington (6th)||24|
|dropped out: No. 17 Academy of Art, No. 20 Concordia (Ore.), No. 22 UC San Diego, No. 25 Texas A&M-Commerce|
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|Women’s Conference Index Top 10|
|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Women’s Regional Index Leaders|
|Midwest||Grand Valley State||406.04||1|
|South Central||Angelo State||577.29||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||11.92||47.67|
|200 Meters||Texas A&M-Kingsville||24.45||1:37.80|
|400 Meters||Saint Augustine’s||55.85||3:43.38|
|800 Meters||Simon Fraser||2:09.43||8:37.72|
|1500 Meters||Cal Baptist||4:31.19||18:04.78|
|1500 Meters||Simon Fraser||4:31.19||18:04.78|
|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||14.04||56.17|
|400 Meter Hurdles||Central Washington||1:02.80||4:11.19|
|High Jump||Angelo State||1.69m||5-6½||6.75m||22-1¾|
|Pole Vault||Sioux Falls||3.66m||12-0||14.64m||48-¼|
|Long Jump||Angelo State||5.84m||19-2||23.35m||76-7¼|
|Triple Jump||Nova Southeastern||11.91m||39-1||47.65m||156-4|
|Shot Put||Concordia (Ore.)||14.29m||46-10½||57.15m||187-6|
|Javelin||Fort Hays State||43.13m||141-6||172.51m||565-11|