2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The first National Rating Index of the 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field season was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

It’s time to find out which teams are projected to finish on top of the podium when the 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are held May 23 through May 25 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
Indiana Tech William Carey (Miss.) Saint Mary (Kan.) Southern Oregon British Columbia

NATIONAL TFRI PDFs

TEAM SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY

REGIONAL TFRI

TFRI scored by USTFCCCA region

NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
British Columbia Wayland Baptist (Texas) Indiana Tech Concordia (Neb.) Westmont (Calif.)

NATIONAL TFRI PDFs

TEAM SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY

REGIONAL TFRI

TFRI scored by USTFCCCA region

The next NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index will be released on April 10.

Men’s Story

Indiana Tech owns the No. 1 spot in the Men’s National Rating Index by a slim margin. The Warriors have a quartet of nation-leading marks: Brandon Smiley in the 200 (20.80), Cayce Griffin in the half marathon (1:08.23), Matteo Madrassi in the pole vault (4.80m/15-9) and their 4×100 relay (40.33). Indiana Tech’s 4×400 relay team recently turned in an effort that has it ranked second nationally at 3:10.66.

William Carey (Miss.) isn’t too far behind as the program comes in at No. 2. The Crusaders are led by Malik Crandle, who is ranked first nationally in the triple jump at 15.36m (50-4¾). Dante Brown has proven to be a welcomed addition to the program as a freshman as he is ranked second nationally in the 100 (10.41) and third nationally in 200 (21.43).

Saint Mary (Kan.) has six top-5 marks of its own, led by the duo of Philip Lagemann and Luke Skinner. Lagemann is ranked first nationally in the 5000, while Skinner is first nationally in the steeplechase. Skinner is also ranked second nationally in the 1500 and third nationally in the 800, so he definitely has some range.

Southern Oregon and British Columbia round out the top-5 at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. The Raiders have 12 marks ranked in the top-10 nationally, led by Zach Beltz in the long jump and Noah Oreritter in the 10,000, while the Thunderbirds are looking from big things from Roan Allen in the javelin, Alger Liang in the 5000 race walk and Kieran Lumb in the 1500.

Women’s Story

British Columbia leads the Women’s National Rating Index thanks to a dizzying array of performances so far this season. The Thunderbirds have athletes ranked in the top-5 nationally in seven different event areas, led by the top-ranked duo of Audrey Fox and Trinity Hansma. Fox is ranked No. 1 in the 5000m race walk at 26:23.91, while Hansma is ranked No. 1 in the high jump at 1.72m (5-7¾).

Wayland Baptist (Texas) comes in ranked second to begin the season behind a staggering number of top-ranked entries. Devin Johnson holds down two of those in the 100 and 200, while Teresha Jacobs (steeplechase) and Tiona Owens (triple jump) are ranked at the top of their respective individual events. Other top-ranked marks for WBU include the 4×100 and 4×800 relays.

Indiana Tech isn’t too far off the pace in third. The Warriors have top-ranked entries in Destiny Copeland (long jump) and the 4×400 relay. Indiana Tech is also paced by Jacqueline Scott in the 200, Leondra Campbell in the 100H and the 4×100 relay.

Concordia (Neb.) and Westmont (Calif.) round out the top-5 at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, to begin the season. The Bulldogs continue to be led by Samantha Liermann and Adrianna Shaw in the field events, while the Warriors are paced by Sydney Marr in the hammer, Chena Underhill in the pole vault and Emily Parks in the 400H.

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

2019 Week #1 - April 3rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2018
FINAL
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH344.56Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes2
2william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)334.24Southern StatesSouth11
3saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)303.29Kansas CollegiateSouth Central7
4southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON279.73CascadeWest25
5british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA253.19CascadeWest3
6westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)251.87Golden StateWest8
7wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)244.63Sooner AthleticSouth Central5
8st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)188.74Sun ConferenceSouth---
9cumberlands-kyCUMBERLANDS (KY.)172.62Mid-SouthGreat Lakes69
10midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)150.05Great PlainsMidwest40
11southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)146.64Sun ConferenceSouth---
12tennessee-wesleyanTENNESSEE WESLEYAN143.48Appalachian (AAC)South15
13lindsey-wilson-kyLINDSEY WILSON (KY.)139.79Mid-SouthGreat Lakes6
14olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)133.40ChicagolandMidwest15
15cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)129.70Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes37
16eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON123.24CascadeWest15
17grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)120.39Heart of AmericaMidwest15
18southern-new-orleans-laSOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (LA.)119.60Gulf CoastSouth29
19marian-indMARIAN (IND.)118.99CrossroadsGreat Lakes79
20reinhardt-gaREINHARDT (GA.)116.79Appalachian (AAC)South31
21baker-kanBAKER (KAN.)116.13Heart of AmericaSouth Central69
22vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)112.90Golden StateWest---
23keiser-flaKEISER (FLA.)110.57Sun ConferenceSouth13
24the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)106.24Golden StateWest79
25midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)105.84Heart of AmericaSouth Central37
NAIA
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #1 - April 3rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2018
FINAL
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA477.46CascadeWest2
2wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)338.55Sooner AthleticSouth Central4
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH323.98Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes3
4concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)316.70Great PlainsMidwest12
5westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)273.92Golden StateWest19
6oregon-techOREGON TECH228.43CascadeWest65
7southern-new-orleans-laSOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (LA.)223.40Gulf CoastSouth1
8southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON182.14CascadeWest22
9midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)181.40Heart of AmericaSouth Central28
10olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)180.91ChicagolandMidwest9
11william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)173.53Southern StatesSouth32
12eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON172.66CascadeWest26
13cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)159.11Wolverine-HoosierGreat Lakes49
14hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)150.58Great PlainsMidwest8
15vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)147.29Golden StateWest65
16lindsey-wilson-kyLINDSEY WILSON (KY.)146.90Mid-SouthGreat Lakes10
17southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)144.94Sun ConferenceSouth65
18xavier-laXAVIER (LA.)142.76Gulf CoastSouth65
19lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)134.45A.I.I.West65
20park-moPARK (MO.)128.72American MidwestSouth Central56
21saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)113.77Kansas CollegiateSouth Central65
22college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO109.08CascadeWest16
23st-thomas-flaST. THOMAS (FLA.)107.03Sun ConferenceSouth---
24taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)104.88CrossroadsGreat Lakes21
25corban-oreCORBAN (ORE.)104.47CascadeWest65

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

2019 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 4/3Wed 4/3
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Week 8Tue 5/21Tue 5/21
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FINAL ResultsSat 5/25
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