2021 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
NEW ORLEANS – The 2021 indoor track & field season is well underway.
Here is the second installment of the 2021 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI.
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Indiana Tech remains the top-ranked team for the second week in a row. The Warriors posted an impressive 11 top-10 marks just over the weekend. Tech was led by senior Sha’londa Terry who had two nationally ranked top-5 times, coming in at 7.60 in the 60 (No. 2) and 25.04 in the 200 (No. 4). Senior Mary Leighton, senior Doneasha Brewer, junior Destiny Copeland and senior Nekeima Obike also had top-five marks in their respective event over the weekend. The Warriors continue to have multiple athletes ranked inside the top-10 in the 60, 200, 400, 60H, long jump, triple jump and the pentathlon.
Concordia (Neb.) held steady at No. 2. The Bulldog DMR squad led the way over the weekend with a new No. 1 ranking (12:32.60), while sophomore Josie Puelz comes in this week with new No. 1 ranking in the pole vault clearing 4.01m (13-1 ¾). Concordia (Neb.)’s throws squad also put on a show with three new top-10 marks in the weight throw: Morgan De Jong at 17.34m (56- 10¾) for No. 3, Sarah Ragland at 16.57m (54-4½) for No. 4 and Olivia Buschow at 15.75m (51-8¼) for No. 10.
Hastings (Neb.) stays at the No. 3 spot this week after boasting 10 top-10 marks, six of which were top-5 marks, over the weekend. Junior Lauren Tamayo comes in with a new No. 1 pentathlon score of 3478. Tamayo also posted three additional top-15 marks with at time of 8.92 in the 60H (No. 4), 1.63m (5-4¼) in the high jump for No. 7 and 5.47m (17-11½) in the long jump for No. 15.
Dordt (Iowa) comes in at No. 4 again this week. The Defenders had three top-15 marks this weekend as junior Anmarie Stuit ran 1:36.12c for a No. 4 ranking in the 600. Senior Annika Rick clocked a time of 2:18.65c in the 800 to secure the No. 10 spot, and sophomore Bethan Ten Haken came in at 2:18.95 for the No. 13 ranking in the event. Dordt continues to hold down three No. 1 rankings in the 400, the 600 and the 4×400 relay.
Friends (Kan.) rounds out the top-5 teams for the second consecutive week. The Falcons turned in nine top-10 national marks, with six of those marks falling in the top-3: Aileen Gurrola 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 No. 2 ranked relays – the top-ranked DMR (12:28.26c) and 4×800 (9:34.48c).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 7 William Carey (Miss.), No. 8 Doane (Neb.), No. 9 Huntington (Ind.) and No. 10 Morningside (Iowa).
The 2021 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 3-6 in Yankton, South Dakota.