2017 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 8
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NEW ORLEANS — Much of the top-10 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, remained intact from a week ago.
However, there was some shakeup towards the bottom part of the top-10.
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Humboldt State moved up 6 spots to rejoin the top-10 in 9th, while Texas A&M-Kingsville jumped up one spot to 10th after falling to 11th a week ago.
Finishing 3rd at the CCAA Track & Field Championships, Humboldt State had 3 top-10 descending order list marks that allowed it to be ranked higher than it has ever been this late in the season. The Lumberjacks Ellie Earle-Rouse tied teammate Marissa McCay with the top high jump in all of NCAA Division II this year, leaping 1.7m (5-10). McCay recorded the 7th-best heptathlon mark in the nation this year at 5128, while Ariel Oliver’s discus throw of 50.68m (166-3) ranks 8th on the descending order list.
Like Humboldt State, Texas A&M-Kingsville saw a boost in the rankings thanks to an NCAA Division II leading performance. The Javelinas 4×100 relay team shot to the top of the descending order list with a time of 45.32 at the Lone Star Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Other than the two aforementioned teams, only Angelo State rose in the rankings from a week ago, moving from 4th to 3rd. The Rams had 4 top-10 descending order list marks set last weekend, with two coming from Kami Norton in the long jump (6.19m/20-3¾ – 7th) and the 400 hurdles (59.58 – 8th). Kaitlin Lumpkins added the 8th-best high jump mark in the nation on the year at 1.75m (5-8¾) while Daisy Osakue’s shot put mark of 15.13m (49-7¾) sits 10th on the descending order list.
West Texas A&M and Pittsburg State remained in 1st and 2nd, respectively, while Adams State fell one spot to 4th. Grand Valley State stayed put in 5th to round out the top-5.
Western State (6th), Chadron State (7th) and Minnesota Duluth (8th) all held down their spots from a week ago.
San Francisco State made a 5-spot jump to 11th after Atiya Harvey’s outings in the 200 meters and 100 meters at the CCAA Track & Field Championships last week. Harvey ran the 2nd-fastest time in the nation in the 200 meters at 23.56, while her wind-aided time of 11.64 in the 100 meters ranks 7th. Courtney Massengale’s discus throw of 50.65m (166-2) sits 9th in the country.
Southwest Baptist made the biggest move on the week, rising 10 spots to 18th after Mary Bergman’s 53.07 in the 400 meters at the MIAA Outdoor Championships, placing her 2nd in NCAA Division II on the year. Additionally, Natalie O’Keefe cleared 1.75m (5-8¾) in the high jump, ranking 8th in the nation.
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 #8 — May 9
|next ranking: May 16|
|Rank||Institution||Points||Conference||Head Coach (Yr)||Last Week|
|1||West Texas A&M||197.80||Lone Star||Darren Flowers (8th)||1|
|2||Pittsburg State||176.17||MIAA||Russ Jewett (31st)||2|
|3||Angelo State||121.65||Lone Star||Tom Dibbern (1st)||4|
|4||Adams State||115.92||RMAC||Rock Light (4th)||3|
|5||Grand Valley State||109.86||GLIAC||Jerry Baltes (18th)||5|
|6||Western State||109.15||RMAC||Chris Bradford (8th)||6|
|7||Chadron State||96.55||RMAC||Brad Gamble (3rd)||7|
|8||Minnesota Duluth||89.63||NSIC||Joanna Warmington (6th)||8|
|9||Humboldt State||89.34||CCAA||Scott Pesch (7th)||15|
|10||Texas A&M-Kingsville||84.51||Lone Star||Ryan Dall (9th)||11|
|11||SF State||81.33||CCAA||Kendra Reimer (3rd)||16|
|12||Saint Augustine’s||80.63||CIAA||George Williams (41st)||9|
|13||Chico State||77.70||CCAA||Robert Nooney (4th)||12|
|14||Johnson C. Smith||74.92||CIAA||Lennox Graham (10th)||10|
|15||Findlay||68.11||GLIAC||Marc Arce (29th)||14|
|16||Lincoln (Mo.)||67.76||MIAA||Victor Thomas (16th)||19|
|17||Shippensburg||62.47||PSAC||Dave Osanitsch (12th)||13|
|18||Southwest Baptist||61.55||MIAA||Corey McElhaney (9th)||28|
|19||U-Mary||58.39||NSIC||Mike Thorson (23rd)||23|
|20||Hillsdale||55.55||GLIAC||Andrew Towne (6th)||25|
|21||Wayne State (Neb.)||54.71||NSIC||Marlon Brink (17th)||20|
|22||Fort Hays State||54.23||MIAA||Dennis Weber (24th)||22|
|23||Minnesota State||52.20||NSIC||Jim Dilling (1st)||18|
|24||Academy of Art||51.17||PacWest||Kevin LaSure (2nd)||17|
|25||Cedarville||49.59||G-MAC||Jeff Bolender (14th)||24|
|dropped out: No. 21 Alaska Anchorage|
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|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Women’s Regional Index Leaders|
|Midwest||Grand Valley State||577.66||1|
|South Central||Angelo State||542.35||1|
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
|Event||Institution||Squad Average||Squad Total|
|100 Meters||West Texas A&M||11.87||47.48|
|200 Meters||SF State||24.25||1:36.98|
|400 Meters||Johnson C. Smith||55.37||3:41.47|
|800 Meters||Simon Fraser||2:08.76||8:35.06|
|1500 Meters||Cal Baptist||4:28.90||17:55.62|
|5000 Meters||Adams State||16:44.21||1:6:56.83|
|10,000 Meters||Chico State||35:54.50||2:23:38.01|
|100 Meter Hurdles||Angelo State||13.99||55.96|
|400 Meter Hurdles||Central Washington||1:02.44||4:09.77|
|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||12.12m||39-9¼||48.47m||159-0|
|Javelin||Fort Hays State||44.69m||146-7||178.75m||586-5|