2020 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
NEW ORLEANS – Here is the Pre-Championships Edition of the NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index!
The 2020 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships are set for this weekend in Brookings, South Dakota, so it’s high time to find out which teams will contend for the national title.
NAIA — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
William Carey (Miss.)
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
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Indiana Tech headlines the final iteration, just as it has throughout the regular season. The Warriors are looking to win their second indoor national title in program history and their first since 2017. Indiana Tech will have 26 entries into the national championship meet, which includes just one national leader at the moment in Destiny Copeland (long jump). Otherwise, the Warriors have a smattering of top-10 marks.
Huntington (Ind.) jumped two spots from No. 4 to No. 2 and is seeking its first national title in program history. The Foresters are in a good position to do so with Hannah Stoffel leading the way. Stoffel is entered in five events this weekend – 600, 800, mile, 4×800 and DMR – and is the national leader in both the 600 and 800. Aspen Dirr and Mara McFarland will be expected to score a number of points in South Dakota, too.
William Carey (Miss.) has the second most entries out of any women’s program with 15. The Crusaders, who are seeking their first national title in program history, have national leaders in four events, including a pair from Aniekeme Etim in the 60 and 200.
Concordia (Neb.) is a threat once again to make the podium thanks to an assortment of entries. The Bulldogs have the third most entries with 14 and spread those across eight different events, including three in the long jump, pole vault and weight throw.
Two-time defending national champion Wayland Baptist (Texas) continues to hold down the No. 5 spot. The Pioneers hit their stride at the right time as eight of their 12 entries into the national championship meet are ranked in the top-5 nationally.
Here are the remaining teams in the top-10: No. 6 St. Francis (Ill.), No. 7 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 8 Doane (Neb.), No. 9 Friends (Kan.) and No. 10 Aquinas (Mich.).
Be sure to check back this weekend as we’ll have a recap of the meet up on Saturday!