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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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.
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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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|Rank||Conference||Points||Top 25 Teams|
|Women’s Regional Index Leaders|
|Midwest||Grand Valley State||572.62||1|
|South Central||Angelo State||498.64||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|
|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|
|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|