2017 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 9

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NEW ORLEANS — While West Texas A&M and Pittsburg State continue to hold down the top-2 spots in 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, but neither should be complacent.

Adams State gained over 51 points in the computer rankings to reclaim 3rd place after slipping to 4th a week ago.  With the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Outdoor Championships just around the corner, the Grizzlies could rain on someone’s parade.

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West Texas A&M


Pittsburg State


Adams State


Angelo State


Chadron State

Dianna Johnson ran the 2nd-best 200 meter time of the season at the West Texas A&M Last Chance with an altitude-converted time of 23.51. Oweneika Watson also added a 100 hurdler provisional mark of 13.84.

In addition to Adams State, Chadron State made a significant push into the top-5 this week for the 1st time in program history. The Eagles jumped 2 spots to 5th thanks in large part to Mel Herl and Tessa Gorsuch. Herl, who was named the USTFCCCA Division II National Athlete of the Week, posted the top shot put mark of the season that also made her the 5th-best performer in NCAA Division II outdoor history this past weekend at 16.92m (55-6¼). Gorsuch’s altitude-converted 100 hurdle time of 13.82 ranks her 18th on the descending order list this year.

The 2 leaders of the pack did not have an off-weekend, though. Lucy Harris of West Texas A&M notched the 13th-best pole vault mark of the season at 3.90m (12-9½), while Pittsburg State’s Jasmine Smith recorded a discus throw of 49.56m (162-7), good for 11th on the descending order list. Additionally, the Gorilla’s 4×400 relay team ran the 5th-best time in the country this past weekend at 3:40.94.

Angelo State fell out of the top-3, dropping to 4th.

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Johnson C. Smith rose 6 spots to 8th to return to the top-10 for the 1st time since the 4th week this year.  The Bulls’ 4×100 team ran the 4th-best time in the nation this past weekend at 45.38, while Mayah Edwards (11.64 WA) in the 100 meters and Sidney Marshall (13.65)  in the 100 hurdles posted the 9th and 10th-best mark in their respective events on the year.

Western State (6th), Grand Valley State (7th), Minnesota Duluth (9th) and Humboldt State (10th) also found themselves in the top-10 this week.

U-Mary rose to a season-best 15th this week after a solid outing at the NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Meet. Tonie Pandohie recorded the 2nd-best 100 hurdle time on the season at 13.42, while the 4×400 relay squad ran a 3:41.18, good for 6th in the country. Alexis Zeis’ 35:08.30 in the 10000 meters also puts her at 12th on the descending order list.

Walsh returned to the top-25 after a 5-week hiatus, coming in at 24th. Kaitlyn Barber cleared 4.00m (13-1½) in the pole vault for the 7th-best jump on the descending order list, while Sarah Berger’s time of 2:08.53 in the 800 meters places her at 10th on the season.

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

2017 Week #9 — May 16

next ranking: MONDAY, May 22 (pre-championships)
Rank Institution Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 West Texas A&M 189.18 Lone Star Darren Flowers (8th) 1
2 Pittsburg State 172.82 MIAA Russ Jewett (31st) 2
3 Adams State 167.19 RMAC Rock Light (4th) 4
4 Angelo State 113.72 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 3
5 Chadron State 112.18 RMAC Brad Gamble (3rd) 7
6 Western State 109.54 RMAC Chris Bradford (8th) 6
7 Grand Valley State 98.83 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (18th) 5
8 Johnson C. Smith 91.73 CIAA Lennox Graham (10th) 14
9 Minnesota Duluth 90.18 NSIC Joanna Warmington (6th) 8
10 Humboldt State 88.51 CCAA Scott Pesch (7th) 9
11 Chico State 77.48 CCAA Robert Nooney (4th) 13
12 Saint Augustine’s 76.24 CIAA George Williams (41st) 12
13 Texas A&M-Kingsville 74.98 Lone Star Ryan Dall (9th) 10
14 SF State 71.10 CCAA Kendra Reimer (3rd) 11
15 U-Mary 66.66 NSIC Mike Thorson (23rd) 19
16 Findlay 65.87 GLIAC Marc Arce (29th) 15
17 Lincoln (Mo.) 57.58 MIAA Victor Thomas (16th) 16
18 Southwest Baptist 56.49 MIAA Corey McElhaney (9th) 18
19 Shippensburg 56.31 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (12th) 17
20 Wayne State (Neb.) 56.19 NSIC Marlon Brink (17th) 21
21 Hillsdale 53.15 GLIAC Andrew Towne (6th) 20
22 Cedarville 51.73 G-MAC Jeff Bolender (14th) 25
23 Fort Hays State 49.89 MIAA Dennis Weber (24th) 22
24 Walsh 44.52 GLIAC Rob Mizicko (5th) 29
25 Academy of Art 43.81 PacWest Kevin LaSure (2nd) 24
dropped out: No. 23 Minnesota State
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Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 473.99 4
2 RMAC 456.55 3
3 Lone Star 420.26 3
4 NSIC 403.06 3
5 GLIAC 310.57 4
6 CCAA 268.78 3
7 CIAA 214.65 2
8 GNAC 159.95
9 PSAC 150.10 1
10 PacWest 143.48 1


Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Shippensburg 457.77 1
Central Pittsburg State 507.97 1
East Stonehill 481.37 1
Midwest Grand Valley State 572.62 1
South Nova Southeastern 400.96 1
South Central Angelo State 498.64 1
Southeast Wingate 416.83 1
West Chico State 327.85 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 8:35.03
1500 Meters Cal Baptist 4:28.90 17:55.62
Steeplechase Cal Baptist 10:37.90 42:31.62
5000 Meters Adams State 16:44.21 1:6:56.83
10,000 Meters Adams State 35:42.60 2:22:50.41
100 Meter Hurdles Angelo State 13.99 55.96
400 Meter Hurdles Central Washington 1:02.25 4:09.01
High Jump Ashland 1.71m 5-7 6.82m 22-4½
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
Shot Put Findlay 14.66m 48-1 58.62m 192-4
Discus Findlay 49.17m 161-3 196.66m 645-2
Hammer Findlay 57.78m 189-6 231.11m 758-3
Javelin Fort Hays State 44.69m 146-7 178.75m 586-5
Heptathlon Angelo State 5,134 20,534