2021 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Here is the second installment 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). Only the top two teams remained steady in the National TFRI following one of the busiest weekends of the season.

NAIA — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Concordia (Neb.)
Southeastern (Fla.)
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
William Carey (Miss.)
Indiana Tech
1
Concordia (Neb.)
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
4
William Carey (Miss.)
5
Indiana Tech
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Concordia (Neb.) will remain at No. 1 for the second straight week. The Bulldogs turned in 15 top-10 nationally ranked performances at the Bronco Invite, with four of them being the best mark in the NAIA: Josie Puelz in the pole vault (3.95m/12-11½), Adrianna Shaw in the shot put (14.27m/46-10), Erin Painter in the discus (48.75m/159-11) and Elizabeth Stottlemyre in the javelin (45.13m/148-1). Shaw also has a pair of No. 2 rankings in the discus (46.03m/151-0) and hammer throw (54.00m/177-2). What’s even more impressive for the Bulldogs is that they have six of the top-10 nationally ranked marks in the discus.

Southeastern (Fla.) comes in at No. 2 for another week and claimed five top-10 nationally ranked efforts from five different athletes at the Spikes Classic: Jaqual Bush in the 100 (No. 6, 11.93); Amaya Kier in the 100H (No. 6, 14.51); Michelle Tierney in the heptathlon (No. 8, 3866); Shaniya Berry in the 100 (No. 10, 12.06), Princess Nwankwo in the discus (No. 10, 43.78m/143-8).

Wayland Baptist (Texas) jumped up one spot to No. 3. The Pioneers notched seven top-10 nationally ranked performances between the WTAMU Joe Meaker Classic and Multi and the David Noble Relays. Coshan Campbell paces the team with her new national leading efforts in the 400 (55.80) and 800 (2:14.24c/2:14.69A). Safia Bright improved to No. 2 in the 100 (11.61w), while Cheyenne Hill-Johnson moved to No. 5 in the 100 (11.91w) and No. 6 in the 200 (24.56cw/24.49A). Bright and Campbell were also part of the 4×400 that clocked the No. 1 time (3:49.09c/3:48.65A).

William Carey (Miss.) also improved a spot to come in at No. 4 this week. The Crusaders saw two strong showings from Fredricka McKenzie and Nevagant Jones at the Southern Miss Invitational. McKenzie ran the No. 3 time in the 200 (24.33), which pairs well with her No. 4 time in the 100 (11.83). Jones is No. 5 in the triple jump after her 12.12mw (39-9¼). The Crusaders now have seven performances that sit in the top-5 on the Descending Order List.

Indiana Tech fell two spots to No. 5 to round out this week’s top teams and were idle. The Warriors have eight top-10 nationally ranked marks following their first weekend of competition.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Hastings (Neb.), No. 7 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 8 Friends (Kan.), No. 9 Doane (Neb.) and No. 10 William Jessup (Calif.).

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

2021 Week #2 - April 7th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)530.23GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)357.28Sun Conference (1)South◀▶
(LW: 2)
3wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)327.47SACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 4)
4william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)264.46SSACSouth▲1
(LW: 5)
5indiana-techINDIANA TECH263.76WHAC (1)Great Lakes▼2
(LW: 3)
6hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)231.87GPACMidwest▲78
(LW: 84)
7milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)182.54AACSouth▼1
(LW: 6)
8friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)162.65KCACSouth Central▲3
(LW: 11)
9doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)150.91GPACMidwest▲8
(LW: 17)
10william-jessup-califWILLIAM JESSUP (CALIF.)149.77GSAC (1)West▲2
(LW: 12)
11southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON145.76CascadeWest▼4
(LW: 7)
12mobile-alaMOBILE (ALA.)145.23SSAC (1)South▼4
(LW: 8)
13columbia-s-cCOLUMBIA (S.C.)143.82AACSouth▲1
(LW: 14)
14marian-indMARIAN (IND.)143.68Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲8
(LW: 22)
15life-gaLIFE (GA.)143.60Mid-South (1)South▲6
(LW: 21)
16xavier-laXAVIER (LA.)138.69Gulf Coast (1)South▲26
(LW: 42)
17lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)119.12CascadeWest▼4
(LW: 13)
18eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON114.22CascadeWest▲32
(LW: 50)
19college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO113.57Cascade (1)West▲5
(LW: 24)
20central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)109.22The HeartSouth Central▼4
(LW: 16)
21midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)100.89The HeartSouth Central▼6
(LW: 15)
22taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)94.62CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲7
(LW: 29)
23olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)94.33Chicagoland (1)Midwest▼14
(LW: 9)
24vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)93.86GSACWest▼1
(LW: 23)
25indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN90.80CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼15
(LW: 10)


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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Mon 3/29
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Week 2Wed 4/7
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Mon 4/5
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Week 3Wed 4/14
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Mon 4/12
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Week 4Wed 4/21
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Mon 4/19
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Week 5Wed 4/28
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Mon 4/26
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Week 6Wed 5/5
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Mon 5/3
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Week 7Wed 5/12
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Week 8Wed 5/19
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Mon 5/17
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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Mon 5/24
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FINAL ResultsFri 5/28
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May 26-28: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)