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

NEW ORLEANS – The outdoor season is underway!

Here is the first edition of the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NAIA — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Concordia (Neb.)
Southeastern (Fla.)
Indiana Tech
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
William Carey (Miss.)
1
Concordia (Neb.)
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Indiana Tech
4
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
5
William Carey (Miss.)
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Concordia (Neb.) will start the outdoor campaign at No. 1. The Bulldogs earned 16 national top-10 efforts over the weekend. Adrianna Shaw has three of them, as she is the national leader in the discus (45.36m/148-10), No. 4 in the hammer (51.83m/170-1) and No. 6 in the shot put (13.22m/43-4½). Erin Mapson also adds the No. 2 performance in the pole vault (3.65m/11-11¾). The field events have come up big for the Bulldogs, with two other athletes ranked in the top-10 in both the pole vault and shot put.

Southeastern (Fla.) comes in at No. 2 to start the year with efforts that rank in the top-5 nationally, including two national leading marks from Yuriah Bigos in the 400 (56.03) and the 4×400 (3:46.96). Jaqual Bush and Namiah Simpson also turned in two strong early season performances: Bush is No. 2 in the 300 (24.02w) and No. 5 in the 100 (11.95); Simpson is No. 2 in both the 400 (56.25) and 400H (1:01.54). The Fire’s 4×100 also has the second fastest time of the early season (45.90).

Indiana Tech is No. 3 in Week 1 and has 10 top-10 nationally ranked performances, with seven sitting in the top-5: Destiny Copeland turned in two No. 2 performances in the long jump (6.00m/19-8 ¼) and the triple jump (12.15m/39-10½); Renique Smith is No. 2 in the heptathlon (4325); Carlie Turner is No. 5 in the long jump (5.70mw/18-8½); Mariam Davis is No. 5 in the heptathlon (4008) The Warriors also has two relays ranked in the top-3: the 4×400 (No. 2, 3:53.75) and 4×100 (No. 3, 46.49).

Wayland Baptist (Texas) is ranked No. 4. Of its 10 top-10 nationally ranked marks, seven of them sit in the top-5. Pacing the team is Raheema Westfall, as she is the national leader in the 200 (23.98) and No. 2 in the 100 (11.65c/11.62A). Coshan Campbell and Safia Bright each add a pair of ranked marks to the Pioneers’ haul: Campbell is No. 2 in the 800 (2:15.17c/2:15.62A) and No. 4 in the 400 (56.82); Bright is No. 3 in both the 100 (11.80c/11.77A) and 200 (24.47cw/24.40A). The Pioneers also have the top-ranked 4×100 (45.53c/45.41A).

Rounding out the top-5 is William Carey (Miss.). Of the program’s seven top-7 marks, four of them are national leaders. Brittany Jones is the owner of two of them, as she is the national leader in both the long jump (6.16m/20-2½) and triple jump (12.25m/40-2¼). Aniekeme Etim has the fastest time in the 100 (11.45) and Joy Abu is the top-ranked performer in the 400H (59.02).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 7 Southern Oregon, No. 8 Mobile (Ala.), No. 9 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) and No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan.

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

2021 Week #1 - March 31st

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2020
FINAL
1concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)408.18GPAC (1)Midwest---
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)349.54Sun Conference (1)South---
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH341.36WHAC (1)Great Lakes---
4wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)266.74SACSouth Central---
5william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)236.63SSACSouth---
6milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)214.16AACSouth---
7southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON206.27CascadeWest---
8mobile-alaMOBILE (ALA.)202.22SSAC (1)South---
9olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)159.27Chicagoland (1)Midwest---
10indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN155.71CrossroadsGreat Lakes---
11friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)146.76KCACSouth Central---
12william-jessup-califWILLIAM JESSUP (CALIF.)144.81GSAC (1)West---
13lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)144.16CascadeWest---
14columbia-s-cCOLUMBIA (S.C.)137.31AACSouth---
15midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)125.98The HeartSouth Central---
16central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)118.54The HeartSouth Central---
17doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)107.37GPACMidwest---
18dakota-state-s-dDAKOTA STATE (S.D.)106.01North StarMidwest---
19st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)105.14ChicagolandMidwest---
20grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)104.88The Heart (1)Midwest---
21life-gaLIFE (GA.)102.24Mid-South (1)South---
22marian-indMARIAN (IND.)101.19Crossroads (1)Great Lakes---
23vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)98.90GSACWest---
24college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO98.65Cascade (1)West---
25grace-indGRACE (IND.)92.17CrossroadsGreat Lakes---


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8Week #9FINAL
Indiana Tech3522222221
William Carey (Miss.)5466733332
Concordia (Neb.)1111111113
Wayland Baptist (Texas)4333355554
Southeastern (Fla.)2245466665
Huntington (Ind.)2831252122221212115
St. Francis (Ill.)19282315161216987
Hastings (Neb.)84654544448
Marian (Ind.)2214101314262320218
Cornerstone (Mich.)3033896777910
Life (Ga.)2115141211109101010
Indiana Wesleyan1025338101113161412
Milligan (Tenn.)677118810111713
Doane (Neb.)179979988714
College of Idaho24192220131311131315
Dordt (Iowa)57553523252018212016
Aquinas (Mich.)743729272328221917
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)15212022181414151218
Siena Heights (Mich.)56728991614547343819
SCAD Savannah (Ga.)65643636383637404019
Taylor (Ind.)29223210122120171621
Southern Oregon7111218151517192621
Friends (Kan.)1181116201922252723
Shawnee State (Ohio)72697764404038393223
Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)52484845515455575623
Grand View (Iowa)20292430303229242526
William Jessup (Calif.)12101624212726303326
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)9231925231821181834
Xavier (La.)42161827173031363534
Saint Mary (Kan.)85994142333424232337
Eastern Oregon50182828261715141541
Carroll (Mont.)302134292427272441
Vanguard (Calif.)23243014283133323144
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)13171719311619282845
Columbia (S.C.)14132731242830313051
Mobile (Ala.)8121326322932383662
Dakota State (S.D.)182715171925252622
Grace (Ind.)253446384267544945
Central Methodist (Mo.)162031414342454555

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/31
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Week 2Wed 4/7
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Week 5Wed 4/28
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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FINAL ResultsFri 5/28
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May 26-28: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)