2021 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The 2021 NAIA Indoor Track & Field season is back!

Here is the first installment of the 2021 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI released Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NAIA — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Concordia (Neb.)
Hastings (Neb.)
Dordt (Iowa)
Friends (Kan.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Concordia (Neb.)
3
Hastings (Neb.)
4
Dordt (Iowa)
5
Friends (Kan.)
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For the fourth consecutive year, Indiana Tech headlines the first National TFRI of the season. The Warriors have combined for 26 national top-10 marks. Five athletes have national leading marks in their respective events:  Loanie Cellard in the 3000 race walk (15:12.10), Kylin Nichols in the 60H (8.73), Erica Zayarath in the high jump (1.68m/5-6), Carlie Turner in the long jump (5.95m/16-6¼) and Renique Smith in the pentathlon (3350).

Concordia (Neb.) will start the season at No. 2 for the third straight year. The Bulldogs have compiled 23 top-10 nationally ranked marks, including the No. 1 mark in the pole vault by Josie Puelz (3.85/12-7½). The Bulldogs also boast multiple athletes ranked in the top-10 in the 400, 600, pole vault, long jump, shot put, weight throw and pentathlon.

Hastings (Neb.) is slotted at No. 3 for the first National TFRI with 16 national top-10 marks. The Broncos have three athletes ranked in the top-5 in their respective events: Josie Peterson in the pole vault (3.62m/11-10½); Tiersa Darley in the pole vault (3.53m/11-7); MaKenzie Peters in the weight throw (17.42m/57-2).

Dordt (Iowa) is the fourth-ranked team to begin the season. The Defenders have 10 marks ranked in the top-10 nationally. Emma Bakker and Mike Kooistra hold a national lead in their respective events: Bakker in the 400 (56.67c) and Kooistra in the 600 (1:35.36c). Dordt (Iowa) also has the fastest 4×400 of the season at 3:52.86c.

Friends (Kan.) will round out the top-5 teams in Week 1. The Falcons turned in 11 top-10 national marks, with seven of those marks falling in the top-3: Aileen Gurrola and Aubry Donley in the 600; Kayla Allen and Jolene Jenson in the 3000 race walk. Donley also has the third-fastest 800 of the year. The Falcons also have a pair of ranked relays – the top-ranked DMR (12:28.26c) and the No. 2 4×800 (9:34.48c).

Here are the rest of the teams that make up the top-10 in Week 1: No. 6 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 7 Doane (Neb.), No. 8 Huntington (Ind.), No. 9 William Carey (Miss.) and No. 10 Morningside (Iowa).

The 2021 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 3-6 in Yankton, South Dakota.

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

2021 Week #1 - January 27th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2020
FINAL
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH472.44WHAC (1)Great Lakes3
2concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)461.25GPAC (1)Midwest4
3hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)233.65GPACMidwest29
4dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)223.25GPACMidwest36
5friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)213.72KCAC (1)South Central6
6southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)185.43Sun ConferenceSouth17
7doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)147.27GPACMidwest10
8huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)141.06CrossroadsGreat Lakes1
9william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)134.80IndependentSouth2
10morningside-iowaMORNINGSIDE (IOWA)122.92GPACMidwest36
11wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)102.23IndependentSouth Central5
12bethel-indBETHEL (IND.)87.62Crossroads (1)Great Lakes20
13cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)81.28WHACGreat Lakes8
14columbia-s-cCOLUMBIA (S.C.)75.65AAC (1)South45
15marian-indMARIAN (IND.)70.51CrossroadsGreat Lakes17
16taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)68.24CrossroadsGreat Lakes33
17grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)65.20The HeartMidwest16
18indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN48.71CrossroadsGreat Lakes15
19mount-mercy-iowaMOUNT MERCY (IOWA)45.62The HeartMidwest24
20kansas-wesleyanKANSAS WESLEYAN41.82KCACSouth Central---
21tabor-kanTABOR (KAN.)41.13KCACSouth Central---
22milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)40.44AACSouth20
23usc-beaufort-s-cUSC BEAUFORT (S.C.)39.99Sun ConferenceSouth---
24goshen-indGOSHEN (IND.)37.97CrossroadsGreat Lakes36
25grace-indGRACE (IND.)37.62CrossroadsGreat Lakes41


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Indiana Tech1111111
William Carey (Miss.)9784342
Concordia (Neb.)2222223
Friends (Kan.)5556794
Dordt (Iowa)4445555
Hastings (Neb.)3333436
Wayland Baptist (Texas)1112981077
Huntington (Ind.)89678158
Southeastern (Fla.)6679989
Milligan (Tenn.)22111213121810
Marian (Ind.)1517231711611
Carroll (Mont.)2428231912
Indiana Wesleyan18281622222113
Taylor (Ind.)1615101161014
Morningside (Iowa)10101110161215
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)232015181315
Mount Mercy (Iowa)19262721241715
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)423330394615
Cornerstone (Mich.)13131814152019
College of Idaho2629171420
Doane (Neb.)781312131121
Spring Arbor (Mich.)RV532932322421
Grand View (Iowa)17182120191623
Bethel (Ind.)12161516202323
Judson (Ill.)303439292923
Cumberlands (Ky.)28404140344023
Vanguard (Calif.)323825252229
Saint Francis (Ind.)26222224273831
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)RV191923282636
Grace (Ind.)25314036312836
USC Beaufort (S.C.)23384857383636
St. Francis (Ill.)RVRV3026213244
Point Park (Pa.)36212527304144
Kansas Wesleyan20253133354944
Benedictine (Kan.)RV244550625050
Goshen (Ind.)24141418142561
Columbia (S.C.)142017192627
Tabor (Kan.)213343495964

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/27
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Mon 1/25
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Week 2Wed 2/3
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Mon 2/1
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Mon 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/10
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Mon 2/8
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Mon 2/8
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Week 4Wed 2/17
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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Week 5Wed 2/24
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Week 6Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/6
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Mar. 3-6: NAIA Championships (Brookings, S.D.)