2019 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The first National Track & Field Rating Index (TFRI) for the 2019 NAIA Indoor Track & Field season was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and a familiar face headlines both the men’s and women’s chart.

Indiana Tech’s men and women are the No. 1 teams in the nation based on efforts already turned in this season. The Warriors were the top-ranked teams in Week 1 last year, too, and both finished second at the NAIA Championships.

NAIA Indoor Track & Field Rating Index Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Indiana Tech MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) St. Francis (Ill.) Grand View (Iowa) Doane (Neb.)

NAIA Indoor Track & Field Rating Index Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Indiana Tech Concordia (Neb.) Doane (Neb.) St. Francis (Ill.) Hastings (Neb.)

The 2019 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held between February 28 and March 2 in Brookings, South Dakota at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Brookings is only the second city west of Missouri to host the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 53-year history of the meet.

Men’s Story

It’s not even close in the Men’s TFRI as Indiana Tech owns a colossal advantage. The Warriors compiled 410.80 points in the first few weeks of the season, dwarfing second-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)’s total of 155.31.

Indiana Tech did most of its damage this past weekend as two athletes shot to the top of the Descending Order List to join their teammates who were already there. Kejavon Moore clocked a nation-leading time of 6.70 in the 60 as well as the third-fastest time in the nation in the 200 at 21.41, while Brandon Smiley opened up with a 21.59 in the 200. That gives the Warriors a grand total of 10 top-3 marks so far this season.

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) received three top-3 marks this past weekend to help them to the No. 2 spot in the nation. The 4×400 relay is now ranked second with a time of 3:17.85, while Ben Downey registered the third-best time in the nation of 15:13.48 in the 3000-meter race walk and Isaac Zitterkopf comes in ranked third nationally in the long jump at 7.20m (23-7½).

Third-ranked St. Francis (Ill.), fourth-ranked Grand View (Iowa) and fifth-ranked Doane (Neb.) round out the top-5 to begin the season. This is the best ranking in program history for both the Cardinals and the Vikings.

Women’s Story

Indiana Tech holds a commanding lead in the Women’s TFRI thanks to a number of top-ranked marks in the early part of the season.

The Warriors were boosted by the performances of Doshawn Franks, Leondra Correia, the 4×400 relay and Destiny Copeland. Franks clocked the No. 1 time in the 600 at 1:25.65, while Correia is top-billed in the 60 hurdles at 8.65, the relay team got the baton around in 3:53.19 and Copeland posted a mark of 5.95m (19-6¼) in the long jump.

Concordia (Neb.) and Doane (Neb.) are neck and neck for the No. 2 spot to begin the season. Both the Bulldogs and the Tigers have top-ranked athletes. Concordia (Neb.) is led by Adrianna Shaw in the weight throw (18.46m/60-3¾), while Doane (Neb.) has the top-ranked high jumper in the nation (Alexis Dale, 1.74m/5-8½).

St. Francis (Ill.) and Hastings (Neb.) are ranked fourth and fifth to round out the top-5.

NAIA
Men's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #1 - January 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2018
FINAL
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH410.80Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes2
2midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)155.31Heart of AmericaSouth Central39
3st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)119.63ChicagolandMidwest8
4grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)110.83Heart of AmericaMidwest39
5doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)109.58Great PlainsMidwest15
6concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)108.91Great PlainsMidwest42
7allen-s-cALLEN (S.C.)101.20Appalachian (AAC)South49
8eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON100.40A.I.I.West6
9cumberlands-kyCUMBERLANDS (KY.)99.08A.I.I.Great Lakes15
10cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)98.11Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes21
11william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)97.06A.I.I.South6
12aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)94.97Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes14
13marian-indMARIAN (IND.)93.94CrossroadsGreat Lakes59
14tennessee-wesleyanTENNESSEE WESLEYAN89.42AppalachianSouth12
15saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)86.58Kansas CollegiateSouth Central21
16lindsey-wilson-kyLINDSEY WILSON (KY.)85.99A.I.I.Great Lakes11
17wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)85.92A.I.I.South Central1
18hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)80.43Great PlainsMidwest4
19bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)79.06CrossroadsGreat Lakes5
20olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)77.95ChicagolandMidwest15
21indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN67.79CrossroadsGreat Lakes21
22baker-kanBAKER (KAN.)66.29Heart of AmericaSouth Central49
23siena-heights-michSIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)66.16Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes13
24dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)66.05Great PlainsMidwest38
25dakota-state-s-dDAKOTA STATE (S.D.)64.90North StarMidwest---
NAIA
Women's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #1 - January 23rd

Top 25 Teams
VIEW ALL TEAMS
National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2018
FINAL
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH423.48Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes2
2concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)260.22Great PlainsMidwest9
3doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)243.86Great PlainsMidwest28
4st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)162.66ChicagolandMidwest15
5hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)157.82Great PlainsMidwest7
6friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)140.64Kansas CollegiateSouth Central4
7aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)122.53Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes5
8eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON116.19A.I.I.West32
9cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)110.51Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes51
10midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)105.26Heart of AmericaSouth Central37
11siena-heights-michSIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)95.30Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes8
12southern-new-orleans-laSOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (LA.)94.31A.I.I.South3
13point-park-paPOINT PARK (PA.)86.12River StatesGreat Lakes10
14wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)82.70A.I.I.South Central1
15benedictine-kanBENEDICTINE (KAN.)81.40Heart of AmericaSouth Central48
16grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)80.86Heart of AmericaMidwest17
17lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)74.65A.I.I.West34
18st-ambrose-iowaST. AMBROSE (IOWA)73.38ChicagolandMidwest16
19clarke-iowaCLARKE (IOWA)72.69Heart of AmericaMidwest51
20olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)67.45ChicagolandMidwest13
21lindsey-wilson-kyLINDSEY WILSON (KY.)64.90A.I.I.Great Lakes23
22bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)64.68CrossroadsGreat Lakes37
23william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)62.90A.I.I.South45
24avila-moAVILA (MO.)58.88KCACSouth Central56
25madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)58.31Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes56

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2019 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/23Wed 1/23
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Week 2Wed 1/30Wed 1/30
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Wed 1/30
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Week 3Wed 2/6Wed 2/6
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Wed 2/6
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Week 4Wed 2/13Wed 2/13
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Wed 2/13
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Wed 2/13
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Week 5Wed 2/20Sun 2/17
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Wed 2/20
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Sun 2/17
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Regional TFRI and #EventSquad final rankings
Week 6Mon 2/25Mon 2/25
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Mon 2/25
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Mon 2/25
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Feb. 28-Mar. 2: NAIA Championships, Brookings, S.D.
FINAL ResultsSat 3/2
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