2017 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 6
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NEW ORLEANS — What does the model of consistency look like?
How about the 6th week of the NCAA Division II Women’s Computer Team Rankings, released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
In the newest batch of rankings, the top-10 teams from a week ago did not shift at all. Last week, 2 new teams creep into the top-10, with 5 others moving around within the confines of 1st and 10th. But another mass shuffling was not to be the case this week.
NCAA Division II National Team Rankings Top 5 – Women
West Texas A&M, Pittsburg State, Angelo State, Adams State and Western State own the top-5 spots, respectively, with Grand Valley State (6th), Texas A&M-Kingsville (7th), Chadron State (8th), Chico State (9th) and Johnson C. Smith (10th) holding down the bottom half of the top-10.
West Texas A&M was able to keep its stranglehold atop the rankings thanks in large part to a 4×100 relay team that ran the fastest time in NCAA Division II this year over the weekend. The Lady Buffs posted an altitude-converted time of 45.45 at the West Texas A&M Invitational. Fatim Affessi also notched an NCAA Division II automatic qualifying mark in the long jump, as well, leaping 6.38m (20-11¼) for the 2nd-best jump in the country this year.
Western State got a little boost in the points thanks to a pair of hammer throwers in Ashley Long and Hannah Erickson. Each recorded new season-bests, while Katie Weber’s time of 1:01.43 in the 400 hurdles also gave a little bit of steam to the Mountaineers.
GVSU was the only team in the top-10 to see a double-digit point increase from last week to now, as the Lakers picked up 11.46 points behind Chant’e Roberts and the 4×400 relay team at the GVSU Al Owens Open. Roberts ran a 54.65 in the 400 meters, good or 9th on the descending order list, while the relay squad ran a 3:43.31, placing them in 8th in NCAA Division II this year.
Pittsburg State’s Emilyn Dearman (58.61 in the 400 hurdles) and the Gorilla’s 4×400 relay team (3:44.24) posted the 2nd and 8th-best marks in their respective events on the year, while Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Kaina Martinez ran the nation’s fastest time in the 200 meters (23.43, wind-aided) this past weekend. Despite this, every team in the top-10 other than West Texas A&M, Western State and GVSU lost points in the computer rankings from last week to today.
After the top-10, it was a different story. From 11th to 22nd, each team either moved up or down at least one spot in the rankings from a week ago.
The biggest movers were San Francisco State and Alaska Anchorage, who each jumped 4 spots to 13th and 18th, respectively.
Atiya Harvey scored 2 top-10 descending order list marks at the Bulldog Invitational over the weekend, running a wind-aided 11.65 in the 100 meters (7th) and a wind-aided 23.88 in the 200 meters (9th). Courtney Massengale also recorded a mark of 49.37m (162-0) in the discus throw, good for 9th in NCAA Division II this season.
Alaska Anchorage saw Danielle McCormick run a 2:07.60 in the 800 meters, placing her 4th on the descending order list this year. Additionally, Karolin Anders leapt 1.73m (5-8) in the high jump, good for 8th on the season.
Fort Hays State was the only new team to crack the top-25 this week. The Tigers have sat on the cusp of the top-25 for the last 3 weeks.
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 #6 — April 25
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|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||West Texas A&M||215.17||Lone Star||Darren Flowers (8th)||1|
|2||Pittsburg State||181.75||MIAA||Russ Jewett (31st)||2|
|3||Angelo State||136.84||Lone Star||Tom Dibbern (1st)||3|
|4||Adams State||122.65||RMAC||Rock Light (4th)||4|
|5||Western State||122.25||RMAC||Chris Bradford (8th)||5|
|6||Grand Valley State||112.57||GLIAC||Jerry Baltes (18th)||6|
|7||Texas A&M-Kingsville||89.66||Lone Star||Ryan Dall (9th)||7|
|8||Chadron State||88.02||RMAC||Brad Gamble (3rd)||8|
|9||Chico State||81.87||CCAA||Robert Nooney (4th)||9|
|10||Johnson C. Smith||80.45||CIAA||Lennox Graham (10th)||10|
|11||Minnesota Duluth||74.97||NSIC||Joanna Warmington (6th)||12|
|12||Saint Augustine’s||74.47||CIAA||George Williams (41st)||11|
|13||SF State||74.33||CCAA||Kendra Reimer (3rd)||17|
|14||Humboldt State||71.78||CCAA||Scott Pesch (7th)||15|
|15||Findlay||70.21||GLIAC||Marc Arce (29th)||14|
|16||Lincoln (Mo.)||66.36||MIAA||Victor Thomas (16th)||13|
|17||Shippensburg||66.16||PSAC||Dave Osanitsch (12th)||20|
|18||Alaska Anchorage||62.75||GNAC||Michael Friess (27th)||22|
|19||U-Mary||60.86||NSIC||Mike Thorson (23rd)||16|
|20||Wayne State (Neb.)||57.81||NSIC||Marlon Brink (17th)||21|
|21||Academy of Art||57.00||PacWest||Kevin LaSure (2nd)||18|
|22||Minnesota State||53.29||NSIC||Jim Dilling (1st)||19|
|23||Cedarville||48.94||G-MAC||Jeff Bolender (14th)||23|
|24||Fort Hays State||48.75||MIAA||Dennis Weber (24th)||27|
|25||New Mexico Highlands||47.26||RMAC||Bob DeVries (25th)||25|
|dropped out: No. 24 Southwest Baptist|
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|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Women’s Regional Index Leaders|
|Midwest||Grand Valley State||620.56||1|
|South Central||Angelo State||514.71||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||Texas A&M-Kingsville||24.36||1:37.43|
|400 Meters||Johnson C. Smith||55.37||3:41.47|
|800 Meters||Simon Fraser||2:09.14||8:36.55|
|1500 Meters||Simon Fraser||4:29.37||17:57.46|
|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||West Texas A&M||6.03m||19-9¼||24.10m||79-1|
|Triple Jump||Nova Southeastern||11.91m||39-1||47.65m||156-4|
|Javelin||Fort Hays State||43.73m||143-5||174.91m||573-10|