2020 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
NEW ORLEANS – What a weekend of action.
It also led to a new look for the latest edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon.
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LSU jumped five spots and is the No. 1 team in the country for the first time since 2013, while Georgia comes in at No. 2 thanks to a two-spot bump.
The Tigers own seven top-10 marks on the year, including the collegiate leader and No. 3 performer all-time in the 60 Hurdles in Tonea Marshall. Alia Armstrong turned in the second-fastest time of the year in the event at the Tyson Invitational to give LSU the top two hurdlers in the nation. Thelma Davies also clocked the No. 2 time in the 200, going 22.80. Abigail O’Donoghue is also the second-best high jumper this season.
Georgia has seven top-10 marks on the year to keep the Bulldogs in the top-5. Jasmine Moore leads the Bulldogs with the best mark in the triple jump and the fifth best distance in the long jump, while Anna Hall has the third best clearance in the high jump. In the 800, Amber Tanner dropped a 2:03.02 for the second-fastest time in the country.
Arkansas (No. 3), Southern California (No. 4) and Texas A&M (No. 5) round out the top-5 and remain in the mix. The Razorbacks continue to turn in strong performances in the distance events, led by Katie Izzo’s collegiate lead in the 5000 from mid-December and the No. 5 time in the 3000, which she established this past weekend. A sprint-heavy Trojan team owns seven top-10 marks, while the Aggies have numerous top performances across the jumps.
Improving one spot to No. 7 is Kentucky, which boasts two national leading marks, in addition to five top-10 marks. Ellen Ekholm cleared 1.90m (6-2¾) in the high jump for the collegiate lead, and the quartet of Megan Moss, Abby Steiner, Dajour Miles and Chloe Abbott have the world lead in the 4×400 relay of 3:29.74.
Oregon climbed two spots from No. 9 to No. 7 with a pair of top-3 marks in the jumps. Rhesa Foster posted the third best long jump on her way to winning the event at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational. In the triple jump, Lexi Ellis owns the third farthest mark from her performance at the Razorback Invitational a few weeks ago.
The biggest climb into the top-10 comes from No. 8 Florida, improving six spots from No. 14. A big boost came from Doneisha Anderson, as she took over the lead on the Descending Order List in the 400 with a time of 52.06.
New additions to this week’s National Rating Index include No. 16 UCLA, No. 18 North Carolina A&T, No. 23 Kansas State, No. 24 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Ohio State. The Bruins and Wildcats both improved 17 spots for the largest jumps in this week’s rankings. This is also UCLA’s best placement since 2015.
Check back next week to see how the rankings will shake up as we get closer to the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 13-14.