2018 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings – Week 6

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NEW ORLEANS – For the fifth-consecutive week, there is a new leader in the NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Team Rankings, announced the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

Grand Valley State has taken over the top spot in the rankings, as the Lakers leap frogged West Texas A&M to rank first for the first time since the final week of the 2014 campaign.

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Grand Valley State West Texas A&M Angelo State Adams State Azusa Pacific
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The Lakers split time between the GVSU Al Owens Classic and the Bryan Clay Invitational this past weekend, where the team totaled five top-10 NCAA Division II Descending Order List marks. Rachael Walters led the way for the Lakers, recording an Automatic Qualifying Mark in the 800 with a finish of 2:06.56 at the Bryan Clay Invitational. The Lakers’ 4×100 relay squad also ran a 46.01 at the Al Owens Classic, good for third on the NCAA Division II Descending Order List.

Adams State saw one of the greatest jumps in recent memory, as the Grizzlies moved up a whopping 58 spots to fourth place on the week for the team’s first top-25 ranking of the season. The Grizzlies competed at the Beach Invitational, Bryan Clay Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays over the weekend where the team collected six top-10 NCAA Division II Descending Order List marks. Kandace Thomas led the way for the Grizzlies with a wind-aided 11.44 in the 100 which was good for an NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Mark, as well as the lead in NCAA Division II on the season.

Azusa Pacific also moved up five spots to fifth for its highest ranking since coming in at fifth during the fifth week of the 2015 season. The Cougars Nicole Warwick hit two NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying Marks at the Bryan Clay Invitational, scoring 5,474 in the heptathlon and posting a 6.33m (20-9¼) in the long jump. Both marks lead the NCAA Division II this year.

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Rounding out the top-five was Angelo State, which managed to remain in third on the week.

The bottom half of the top-10 did not fare as well as the top-half, as three teams dropped in the rankings, while two remained in their same spots from a week ago.

Alaska Anchorage and Saint Augustine’s held onto sixth and eighth, respectively, in the rankings. Alaska Anchorage was paced by junior Caroline Kurgat, who notched the fourth-fastest 5000 time in NCAA Division II outdoor collegiate history with a mark of 15:43.95 at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Magaly Tshipopo kept Saint Augustine’s in the mix with the sixth-best high jump and ninth-best triple jump in NCAA Division II this year at the VSU Trojan Invite.

But other than those two, the rest of the top-10 experienced a slight drop in the rankings.

San Francisco State fell two spots to seventh, while Lincoln (Mo.) also dropped two spots to ninth. Pittsburg State saw the biggest fall, moving down six slots to 10th on the week.

The NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 24-26.

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Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings

2018 Week 6 - April 24th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (19th)
151.41 ▲ 1
(LW: 2)
2 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (2)
Lone Star
Matt Stewart (1st)
147.63 ▼ 1
(LW: 1)
3 angelo-state ANGELO STATE
South Central Region (1)
Lone Star (1)
Tom Dibbern (2nd)
126.45 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (5)
RMAC
Damon Martin (26th)
116.18 ▲ 58
(LW: 62)
5 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (2)
PacWest (1)
Jack Hoyt (1st)
113.72 ▲ 5
(LW: 10)
6 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (4)
GNAC
Michael Friess (28th)
107.08 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 sf-state SF STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Kendra Reimer (4th)
106.40 ▼ 2
(LW: 5)
8 saint-augustines SAINT AUGUSTINE'S
Atlantic Region (2)
CIAA (1)
George Williams (42nd)
105.75 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 lincoln-mo LINCOLN (MO.)
Central Region (4)
MIAA
Victor Thomas (17th)
105.69 ▼ 2
(LW: 7)
10 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Russ Jewett (32nd)
100.47 ▼ 6
(LW: 4)
11 western-state WESTERN STATE
South Central Region (3)
RMAC
Lindsey Grasmick (1st)
74.79 ▲ 37
(LW: 48)
12 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (7)
G-MAC
Rob Mizicko (6th)
70.82 ▲ 2
(LW: 14)
13 fort-hays-state FORT HAYS STATE
Central Region (2)
MIAA
Jason McCullough (1st)
70.69 ▼ 2
(LW: 11)
14 concordia-ore CONCORDIA (ORE.)
West Region (3)
GNAC
Jerret Mantalas (4th)
70.05 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (3)
NSIC (1)
Dennis Newell (1st)
62.99 ▲ 61
(LW: 76)
16 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (6)
RMAC
Brandon Masters (3rd)/Ross Fellows (2nd)
61.15 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 texas-am-commerce TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE
South Central Region (4)
Lone Star
George Pincock (2nd)
60.05 ▼ 8
(LW: 9)
18 wayne-state-neb WAYNE STATE (NEB.)
Central Region (15)
NSIC
Marlon Brink (18th)
58.95 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (4)
GLVC (1)
Dana Schwarting (13th)
55.72 ▲ 10
(LW: 29)
20 new-mexico-highlands NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS
South Central Region (8)
RMAC (1)
Bob DeVries (26th)
54.16 ▼ 7
(LW: 13)
21 minnesota-state MINNESOTA STATE
Central Region (5)
NSIC
Mike Turgeon (1st)
50.24 ▲ 7
(LW: 28)
22 cal-state-la CAL STATE LA
West Region (14)
CCAA
Tina Fernandes (5th)
48.23 ▼ 5
(LW: 17)
23 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (6)
MIAA
Bryan Schiding (2nd)
47.29 ▼ 5
(LW: 18)
24 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (1)
Conf. Carolinas (1)
Matt Van Lierop (10th)
46.08 ▼ 4
(LW: 20)
25 shorter SHORTER
South Region (4)
Peach Belt
Scott Byrd (11th)
45.56 ▲ 34
(LW: 59)

Dropped Out of Top 25: No. 19 Fresno Pacific, No. 21 Cal Baptist, No. 22 Cal State San Marcos, No. 23 Chico State, No. 24 Southwest Baptist, No. 25 Ursuline

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Women's Conference Index Top 10
RankConferencePointsTop 25 Teams
1MIAA414.924
2Lone Star361.873
3GNAC347.112
4RMAC342.794
5CCAA268.702
6NSIC255.443
7PacWest247.131
8GLIAC222.321
9CIAA171.031
10G-MAC167.891

 

Women's Regional Rankings Top Teams
RegionInstitutionPointsLast Week
AtlanticShippensburg431.771
CentralPittsburg State390.821
EastStonehill585.631
MidwestGrand Valley State626.631
SouthEmbry-Riddle (Fla.)378.491
South CentralAngelo State438.061
SoutheastMount Olive448.871
WestSF State327.071
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Women's #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
EventInstitutionSquad AverageSquad Total
100 MetersShorter11.9747.86
200 MetersLincoln (Mo.)24.411:37.65
200 MetersSaint Augustine's24.411:37.65
400 MetersGrand Valley State55.733:42.91
800 MetersAlaska Anchorage2:09.698:38.75
1500 MetersUC-Colorado Springs4:29.8217:59.26
SteeplechaseCal Baptist10:57.7843:51.11
5000 MetersAlaska Anchorage16:54.321:7:37.27
10,000 MetersWestern State35:57.672:23:50.67
100 Meter HurdlesAngelo State14.6158.44
400 Meter HurdlesGrand Valley State1:01.454:05.78
High JumpMinnesota State1.65m5-56.61m21-8¼
Pole VaultGrand Valley State3.80m12-5¼15.18m49-9½
Long JumpAzusa Pacific5.76m18-10¾23.02m75-6¼
Long JumpShippensburg5.76m18-10¾23.02m75-6¼
Triple JumpNova Southeastern11.92m39-1¼47.68m156-5
Shot PutConcordia (Ore.)14.55m47-8¾58.18m190-10
DiscusWest Texas A&M48.69m159-9194.75m638-11
HammerConcordia (Ore.)57.39m188-3229.56m753-1
JavelinWestern Washington43.49m142-8173.95m570-8

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2018 Rankings Calendar
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Tue 4/10
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Apr. 19-21: Conference Championships Weekend II
Week 6Tue 4/24
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Tue 4/24
Apr. 27-29: Conference Championships Weekend III
Week 7Tue 5/1
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Tue 5/1
May 2-6: Conference Championships Weekend III
Week 8Tue 5/8
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Tue 5/8
May 11-12: GNAC Championships
Week 9Tue 5/15
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Tue 5/15
May 13: Last Qualifying Date
Week 10Mon 5/21
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Mon 5/21
FINAL ResultsSat 5/26
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