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

NEW ORLEANSGrand Valley State is no stranger to being at the top.

After a strong start to the season, the Lakers will be ranked No. 1 in first 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor National TFRI of the season, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon. This is the ninth straight week Grand Valley State has been the No. 1 team since the preseason rankings last year.

NCAA Division II — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Central Missouri
Minnesota State
UC-Colorado Springs
Lee (Tenn.)
1
Grand Valley State
2
Central Missouri
3
Minnesota State
4
UC-Colorado Springs
5
Lee (Tenn.)
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Central Missouri begins the season at No. 2 and is followed by No. 3 Minnesota State, No. 4 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 5 Lee (Tenn.). This is the highest ranking in program history for the Flames.

The Lakers have a total of 22 top-10 nationally ranked marks, including a plethora of top-performers across the board: Nicole Sreenan is No. 1 in the 60 (7.51), 200 (24.01) and 400 (53.47); Allie Ludge is No. 1 in the 3000 (9:28.96) and No. 2 in the mile (4:50.23); Judith Essemiah is No. 1 in the weight throw (19.15m/62-10); Taryn Chapko is No. 2 in the 800 (2:13.64); Klaudia O’Malley is No. 2 in the 3000; Emma Richards is No. 3 in the shot put (14.79m/48-6 ¼); Angelica Floyd  is No. 4 in the 60 (7.59); Hannah Roeske is No. 4 in the mile; Franesha Robinson-Mitchell is No. 5 in the weight throw (18.49m/60-8).

The Jennies have two athletes that sit atop the NCAA DII Descending Order List – Ashlan Burton in the shot put (15.50m/50-10 ¼) and Hannah VanBuskirk in the pentathlon (3866). VanBuskirk is also ranked No. 2 in the 60H (8.76), No. 3 in the high jump (1.74m/5-8 ½). Central Missouri has four other athletes that have top-5 performances this season: Madi Wulfekotter in the high jump (No. 2, 3.96m/12-11 ¾); Kayla Goodwin in the pentathlon (No. 2, 3790), 60H (No. 3, 8.77), long jump (No. 4, 5.84m/19-2) and triple jump (No. 5, 11.96m/39-3); Alisha Straws in the shot put (No. 4, 14.77m/48-5 ½).

The Mavericks have turned in 12 top-marks marks, including three that sit within the top-5 of their respective events: Mackenzie Keune is No. 1 in the 60H (8.63); Denisha Cartwright is No. 5 in the 60H (8.84); Mariah Williams is No. 5 in the long jump (5.82m/19-1 ¼).

Out of the eight top-10 marks UC-Colorado Springs holds, four athletes have combined for six top-5 performances: Hannah Meek is No. 2 in the triple jump (12.22m/40-1 ¼) and No. 3 in the long jump (5.85m/19-2 ½); Layla Almasri is No. 3 in the mile (4:50.55c) and No. 4 in the 3000 (9:40.64c); Hannah Ellis is No. 4 in the 5000 (17:17.46c); Kayla Zink is No. 5 in the 60 (7.60c).

The Flames have nine performances that rank within the top-10 of their respective events, including five marks in the top-5 nationally within the distance events: Celine Ritter has the fastest mile of the season in 4:44.95 and is No. 5 in the 3000 (9:45.23); Toni Moore is No. 2 in the 5000 (17:11.54); Chloe Flora is No. 3 in the 3000 (9:39.56); Olivia McLain is No. 3 in the 5000 (17:14.91).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Pittsburg State, No. 7 Southwest Baptist, No. 8 Northwest Missouri, No. 9 Augustana (S.D.) and No. 10 Northern State.

The 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 12-13 at the Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.

NCAA Division II
Women's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2021 Week #1 - January 26th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE320.96GLIAC (1)MidwestNR
2central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI201.47MIAA (1)CentralNR
3minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE139.36NSICCentralNR
4uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS128.57RMAC (1)South CentralNR
5lee-tennLEE (TENN.)122.85GSC (1)SouthNR
6pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE112.75MIAACentralNR
7southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST106.60GLVCMidwestNR
8northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI73.92MIAACentralNR
9augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)73.10NSICCentralNR
10northern-stateNORTHERN STATE57.13NSICCentralNR
11csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO54.81RMACSouth CentralNR
12west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M52.44Lone Star (1)South CentralNR
13hardingHARDING52.37IndependentsCentralNR
14tiffinTIFFIN50.25G-MACMidwestNR
15ashlandASHLAND49.01GLIACMidwestNR
16hillsdaleHILLSDALE47.58G-MAC (1)MidwestNR
17u-maryU-MARY46.42NSICCentralNR
18fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE43.73MIAACentralNR
19queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)42.14SACSoutheastNR
20alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE41.73GSCSouthNR
21findlayFINDLAY37.80G-MACMidwestNR
22neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY37.64MIAACentralNR
23missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN36.16MIAACentralNR
24winona-stateWINONA STATE32.54NSICCentralNR
25msu-denverMSU DENVER31.89RMACSouth CentralNR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Grand Valley State11111111
Minnesota State32222222
West Texas A&M125474453
Central Missouri23333334
Saginaw Valley StateRVRV12810865
CSU Pueblo1112111679146
Indianapolis44482591111127
UC-Colorado Springs47946548
Missouri Southern231614111512119
Pittsburg State686596710
Hillsdale1610131314161510
Augustana (S.D.)92622181914912
Colorado MesaRV3248252812
Tiffin141381012101314
U-Mary1729191924181715
Adams State362228201916
Fort Hays State1814172323242316
Southwest Baptist74568131018
Queens (N.C.)1911161717232119
Concordia-St. Paul2938403034272519
Mount Olive54636341404019
Lincoln (Mo.)RVRVRV1416191822
Colo. School of Mines28101257823
Ashland1517213321212423
Wayne State (Neb.)3040482830292623
Academy of Art2022302923
Angelo StateRVRVRV5332313023
WashburnRV34413638323123
Emmanuel (Ga.)RV27262931353323
Black Hills State3325294744423723
Southern IndianaRVRV474242504923
Findlay2120242720222232
Mississippi College2823345257555334
Winona State249152118171638
Northwest Missouri815203526333240
Northern State1019183127283540
Sioux Falls2630332425262743
Neb.-Kearney2222273940414443
Lee (Tenn.)56715131520
MSU Denver25212325293434
Alabama-Huntsville20243048434754
Harding131835465963

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 1/26
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Mon 1/25
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Week 2Tue 2/2
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Mon 2/1
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Mon 2/1
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Week 3Tue 2/9
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Mon 2/8
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Mon 2/8
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Week 4Tue 2/16
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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Week 5Tue 2/23
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Tue 2/23
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Tue 2/23
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Week 6Tue 3/2
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Mon 3/1
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Week 7Mon 3/8
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/13
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Mar. 12-13: NCAA DII Championships (Birmingham, Ala.)