2018 NCAA DIII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Preseason

NEW ORLEANS – It will be a tight race for the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field team title in 2018 according to the Preseason National Team Rankings released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The top-5 teams – No. 1 Ithaca, No. 2 Williams, No. 3 UMass Boston, No. 4 MIT and No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps – are all within five points of each other.

NCAA Division III National Team Computer Rankings – Women

1)USC 2)USC 3)USC 4)Georgia 5)Georgia
Ithaca Williams UMass Boston MIT Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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This is the first time in program history that the Bombers have been ranked No. 1 outdoors. Ithaca finished runner-up last year at NCAAs and return two major reasons for that success: Taryn Cordani and Katherine Pitman. Cordani enters the season ranked No. 1 in both the 5000 and 10000, while Pitman is the NCAA DIII record holder in the pole vault.

The Ephs don’t have any top-ranked athletes, but several in the top-5 of their respective events. Emma Egan and Helene Hall are billed No. 2 and No. 4 in the high jump, while Anna Harleen is ranked fourth in the 1500. Kate Kennedy (400 hurdles) and Carmen Bango (steeple) could make some noise as well for Williams, which tied a program high-water mark with this ranking.

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Wadeline Jonathas and Taylor Driggers are the rocket fuel for the Beacons outdoors, just like they were indoors. Jonathas and Driggers combined for 46 points in a title-winning effort under a roof and should place well in their events outdoors. Jonathas just broke the NCAA DIII record in the 200 with her time of 23.29 and Driggers is ranked fifth in the triple jump. Jonathas also sits atop the preseason rankings in the 100 and 400.

The Engineers are hoping to see big things from Jenna Melanson in the steeple and Nneoma Okonkwo in the long jump. Hannah Chen could also provide double-digit points between the 100 and 400 hurdles.

Tyra Abraham and Bryn McKillop are looking to put the Athenas back on the podium. Abraham and McKillop are both ranked in the top-8 of both of their respective events, with the former in the 100 and 200, and the latter in the 1500 and 5000.

The rest of the top-10, in order, is: No. 6 Ohio Northern, No. 7 UW-Eau Claire, No. 8 Oberlin, No. 9 Nebraska Wesleyan and No. 10 Whitworth.

Be sure to check back in throughout the season as we lead up to the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships held May 24-16 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

NCAA Division III
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2018 Preseason - March 21st

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2017
FINAL
1ithacaITHACA93.52Liberty League (1)Atlantic2
2williamsWILLIAMS90.82NESCAC (1)New England3
3umass-bostonUMASS BOSTON89.12Little EastNew England13
4mitMIT88.73NEWMAC (1)New England20
5claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS88.67SCIAC (1)West8
6ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN84.70OAC (1)Great Lakes8
7uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE81.17WIACMidwest10
8oberlinOBERLIN78.56NCAC (1)Great Lakes48
9nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN75.76IIAC (1)Central7
10whitworthWHITWORTH75.02Northwest ConferenceWest40
11carthageCARTHAGE75.00CCIWMidwest3
12dubuqueDUBUQUE70.50IIACCentral20
13johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS62.95Centennial (1)Mideast48
14washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)62.47UAA (1)Midwest1
15emoryEMORY60.38UAASouth/Southeast24
16uw-stoutUW-STOUT58.42WIACMidwest71
17george-foxGEORGE FOX53.92Northwest Conference (1)West17
18suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO52.99SUNYAC (1)Atlantic5
19illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN50.83CCIWMidwest35
20brockportBROCKPORT48.63SUNYACAtlantic40
21bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)47.30ODACSouth/Southeast5
22gwynedd-mercyGWYNEDD-MERCY46.84Colonial StatesMideast---
23otterbeinOTTERBEIN44.68OACGreat Lakes64
24chicagoCHICAGO44.58UAAMidwest71
25uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT43.94WIACMidwest---

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field

2018 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 3/21
MEN | WOMEN
March 1: First Qualifying Date
Week 1Tue 4/3
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Tue 4/3
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Week 2Tue 4/10
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/10
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Tue 4/10
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 4/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/17
MEN | WOMEN
April 20-21: Conference Championships Weekend I
Week 4Tue 4/24
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/24
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 4/24
MEN | WOMEN
April 27-29: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 5Tue 5/1
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/1
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Tue 5/1
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May 3-6: Conference Championships Weekend III
Week 6Tue 5/8
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 5/8
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Tue 5/8
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May 10-12: Conference Championships Weekend IV
Week 7Tue 5/15
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Tue 5/15
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Tue 5/15
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May 17: Last Qualifying Date
Week 8Mon 5/21
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Mon 5/21
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Mon 5/21
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FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
MEN | WOMEN
May 24-26: NCAA DIII Champs (La Crosse, Wis.)
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