2017 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 5

By Curtis Akey, USTFCCCA

April 18, 2017   

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NEW ORLEANS — For the 1st time since the 2012 campaign, Western State’s women’s squad found itself in the top-5 of the NCAA Division II Women’s Computer Team Rankings, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

The Mountaineers, who tied a program-best ranking at 5th, climbed 5 spots this week after breaking into the top-10 a week ago for the 1st time since the final week of the 2012 season. With performances like this past weekend, it’s possible Chris Bradford and his athletes can continue to climb in the rankings.

NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women

1

West Texas A&M

2

Pittsburg State

3

Angelo State

4

Adams State

5

Western State

Alicja Konieczek was outstanding at the Mt. SAC Relays for Western State, notching NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying marks in the steeplechase and 1500 meters. Her time of 9:51.09 in the steeplechase sits atop the descending order list, while her finish of 4:21.68 in the 1500 meters ranks 4th in the nation. She was not the only athlete who had success in California, as Georgia Porter (34:19.02) and Sophie Seward (34:37.87) now sit 2nd and 3rd, respectively, on the 10000 meter descending order list.

West Texas A&M remained in 1st for the 3rd-straight week, with Pittsburg State climbing to a season-best 2nd. Angelo State and Adams State – the latter of which jumped 4 spots – round out the top-5.

Hosting the David Suernam Gorilla Classic, Pittsburg State athletes set 8 top-10 marks on the descending order lists. Emilee Iverson posted the highest mark on the descending order list, as she cleared the 3rd-best high jump mark on the year at 1.76m (5-9¼).

Adams State also hauled in a slew of top-10 performances over the weekend. Sunayna Wahi and Jenna Thruman each notched 2 of the team’s 7 top-10 marks in the nation this past weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays, Bryan Clay Invitational and Beach Invitational. Wahi recorded a 11.65 in the 100 meters (6th), as well as a 23.80 in the 200 meters (4th), while Thurman ran a 10:13.17 in the steeplechase (4th) and a 4:24.18 in the 1500 meters (6th).

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Grand Valley State made a serious leap this week, moving up 18 spots to 6th. Kendra Foley recorded the nation’s top time in the 10000 meters this past weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays, running a 34:16.01. The Lakers also got 3 other top-10 marks in NCAA Division II.

Chadron State came in at 8th this week, marking a new program best for Brad Gamble and his squad. Mel Herl was superb for the Eagles, posting a 62.87m (206-3) mark in the hammer to lead all of NCAA Division II in addition to recording the 2nd-best mark in the discus on the season with a throw of 57.95m (187-2). Both marks are NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying marks.

Texas A&M-Kingsville (7th), Chico State (9th) and Johnson C. Smith (10th) round out the top-10.

Five programs made double-digit leaps in the rankings this week in Minnesota Duluth (25th to 12th), Lincoln (Mo.) (27th to 13th), U-Mary (36th to 16th), Academy of Art (28th to 18th) and Cedarville (81st to 23rd). The rankings were program bests for both Minnesota Duluth and Cedarville.

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 Outdoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2017 Week #5 — April 18

next ranking: April 25
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 West Texas A&M 208.23 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 1
2 Pittsburg State 199.78 MIAA Russ Jewett (31st) 3
3 Angelo State 145.57 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 2
4 Adams State 136.47 RMAC Rock Light (4th) 8
5 Western State 121.94 RMAC Chris Bradford (8th) 10
6 Grand Valley State 101.11 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 24
7 Texas A&M-Kingsville 97.70 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 4
8 Chadron State 88.35 RMAC Brad Gamble (3rd) 15
9 Chico State 86.91 CCAA Robert Nooney (4th) 9
10 Johnson C. Smith 84.90 CIAA Lennox Graham (10th) 5
11 Saint Augustine’s 81.23 CIAA George Williams (41st) 6
12 Minnesota Duluth 75.35 NSIC Joanna Warmington (6th) 25
13 Lincoln (Mo.) 67.87 MIAA Victor Thomas (16th) 27
14 Findlay 65.95 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) 14
15 Humboldt State 64.06 CCAA Scott Pesch (7th) 13
16 U-Mary 63.73 NSIC Mike Thorson (23rd) 36
17 SF State 62.56 CCAA Kendra Reimer (3rd) 17
18 Academy of Art 61.02 PacWest Kevin LaSure (2nd) 28
19 Minnesota State 59.93 NSIC Jim Dilling (1st) 12
20 Shippensburg 59.73 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (12th) 18
21 Wayne State (Neb.) 57.71 NSIC Marlon Brink (17th) 20
22 Alaska Anchorage 55.21 GNAC Michael Friess (27th) 11
23 Cedarville 50.81 G-MAC Jeff Bolender (14th) 81
24 Southwest Baptist 47.20 MIAA Corey McElhaney (9th) 23
25 New Mexico Highlands 46.50 RMAC Bob DeVries (25th) 22
dropped out: No. 7 Cal Baptist, No. 16 Walsh, No. 19 Hillsdale, No. 21 Simon Fraser
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Lone Star 505.07 3
2 MIAA 491.41 3
3 RMAC 425.27 4
4 NSIC 378.73 4
5 GLIAC 306.30 2
6 CCAA 267.08 3
7 GNAC 194.05 1
8 CIAA 186.54 2
9 PSAC 145.10 1
10 PacWest 135.32 1

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 457.64 1
Central Pittsburg State 523.47 1
East Southern Connecticut 402.47 3
Midwest Grand Valley State 613.65 1
South Nova Southeastern 370.73 1
South Central Angelo State 535.08 1
Southeast Wingate 446.21 3
West Chico State 330.39 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 11.91 47.62
200 Meters Saint Augustine’s 24.41 1:37.65
400 Meters Saint Augustine’s 55.70 3:42.79
800 Meters Simon Fraser 2:09.14 8:36.55
1500 Meters Simon Fraser 4:29.37 17:57.46
Steeplechase Cal Baptist 10:40.63 42:42.52
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 UC San Diego 1:02.79 4:11.16
High Jump Angelo State 1.69m 5-6½ 6.75m 22-1¾
Pole Vault Sioux Falls 3.80m 12-5¾ 15.21m 49-10¾
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 Findlay 14.26m 46-9½ 57.05m 187-2
Discus Angelo State 47.80m 156-10 191.20m 627-3
Hammer Findlay 57.37m 188-2 229.49m 752-11
Javelin Queens (N.C.) 43.28m 142-0 173.13m 568-0
Heptathlon Angelo State 5,134 20,534