2018 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 2
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NEW ORLEANS – The top team in the NCAA Division II Women’s National Team Rankings remained the same from a week ago, but the rest of the top-10 underwent significant changes.
San Francisco State hit six top-10 NCAA Division II Descending Order List marks at the Cal Poly Invitational to hold onto first place in the newest batch of rankings, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. The Gators were led by Monisha Lewis, who posted the second-best time in the 100 hurdles at the NCAA Division II level this year with a time of 13.53.
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There were major shifts in the top-10 under San Francisco State in the rankings, however.
West Texas A&M made its season-debut in the top-10, coming in at second, just a few weeks after picking up the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field title. The Lady Buffs dominated the ACU Wes Kittley Invitational with 10 top-10 NCAA Division II Descending Order marks. Norma Cunigan posted an Automatic Qualifying Mark in the discus with a throw of 52.31m (171-7), while the 4×100 relay squad ran the fastest time in the nation this year at 46.03.
UC-Colorado Springs made a major jump in the rankings, moving up 33 spots to fifth after a strong showing at the Mines Nature’s Bakery Invite. Skylyn Webb ran the nation’s fastest 400 time this year with a mark of 54.79 (converted to 54.90 for altitude), while Kaija Corwe’s heptathlon point total of 4926 sits second in NCAA Division II this year.
Angelo State and Fresno Pacific each fell one spot to third and fourth, respectively.
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Joining UC-Colorado Springs in big moves into the top-10 were Saint Augustine’s (sixth) and Azusa Pacific (eighth).
The Falcons jumped eight spots after coming in at 14th a week ago. At the Weems Baskin Relays, Shannon Kalawan notched a time of 59.84 in the 400 hurdles, good for first on the NCAA Division II Descending Order List.
Azusa Pacific was led by Jacky Chasteler at the UCR Spring Break Classic. Chasteler posted a 58.28m (191-2) in the hammer throw, ranking her second in all of NCAA Division II this year.
Cal State Los Angeles also made a move into the top-10 on the week, leaping two spots from 11th to ninth. The Golden Eagles saw Ashlea Maddex run a 13.51 in the 100 hurdles at the 40th Annual Aztec Invitational, giving her the top mark on the NCAA Division II Descending Order List.
Missouri Southern came in at seventh on the week thanks to four top-three Descending Order List marks at the UTA Bobby Lane Invitational. Emily Presley is tops in the pole vault on the season after this weekend, while Allie Heckemeyer sits second in the triple jump and Destiny Akannam (400) and Jasmine Deckard (200) are both third in their respective events.
Concordia (Ore.) rounded out the top-10, falling four spots from sixth.
The NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 24-26.