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.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III
Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Preseason - March 21st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTS2017
FINAL
1 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region
Liberty League
Jennifer Potter (15th)
93.52 2
2 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region
NESCAC (1)
Nate Hoey (5th)
90.82 3
3 umass-boston UMASS BOSTON
New England Region
Little East
Consandria Walker (8th)
89.12 13
4 mit MIT
New England Region
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (11th)
88.73 20
5 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region
SCIAC (1)
Glenn Stewart (4th)
88.67 8
6 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region
OAC (1)
Jason Maus (12th)
84.70 8
7 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region
WIAC
Chip Schneider (12th)
81.17 10
8 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region
NCAC (1)
Ray Appenheimer (12th)
78.56 48
9 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region
IIAC (1)
Ted Bulling (31st)
75.76 7
10 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region
Northwest Conference
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
75.02 40
11 carthage CARTHAGE
Midwest Region
CCIW
Stephanie Domin (17th)
75.00 3
12 dubuque DUBUQUE
Central Region
IIAC
Chad Gunnelson (6th)
70.50 20
13 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
62.95 48
14 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (17th)
62.47 1
15 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region
UAA
John Curtin (33rd)
60.38 24
16 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region
WIAC
Kyle Steiner (5th)
58.42 71
17 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region
Northwest Conference (1)
John Smith (12th)
53.92 17
18 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region
SUNYAC (1)
Chris Popovici (4th)
52.99 5
19 illinois-wesleyan ILLINOIS WESLEYAN
Midwest Region
CCIW
Chris Schumacher (21st)
50.83 35
20 brockport BROCKPORT
Atlantic Region
SUNYAC
Danielle Novara (3rd)
48.63 40
21 bridgewater-va BRIDGEWATER (VA.)
South/Southeast Region
ODAC
Brian Flynn (3rd)
47.30 5
22 gwynedd-mercy GWYNEDD-MERCY
Mideast Region
Colonial States
Kevin Clark (3rd)
46.84 ---
23 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region
OAC
Dara Ford (4th)
44.68 64
24 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region
UAA
Chris Hall (17th)
44.58 71
25 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region
WIAC
Brett Witt (4th)
43.94 ---

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Women's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1WIAC264.613
2IIAC234.392
3NESCAC203.131
4SCIAC195.511
5Northwest Conference190.762
6UAA187.063
7CCIW170.542
8Liberty League164.111
9OAC160.572
10NEWMAC158.251

 

Women's Regional Index Leaders
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
Atlantic(returns April 3)
Central(returns April 3)
Great Lakes(returns April 3)
Mideast(returns April 3)
Midwest(returns April 3)
New England(returns April 3)
South/Southeast(returns April 3)
West(returns April 3)
 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field

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