2022 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1
NEW ORLEANS – The indoor season is well underway!
Here is the first edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.
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Arkansas will start the indoor campaign at No. 1 with a collection of 13 top-10 marks. Of those 13 performances, four of the are in the 400 from Shafiqua Maloney (No. 2, 52.33), Rosey Effiong (No. 3, 52.56), Morgan Burks-Magee (No. 8, 52.73) and Britton Wilson (No. 10, 52.81). Maloney also owns the nation’s second-fastest 800 in 2:04.82, while teaming up with Effiong and Burks Magee for the No. 2 4×400 relay (3:29.09). Not to be outdone is Nastassja Campbell, who is the national leader in the pole vault (4.45m/14-7¼).
Texas comes in right behind at No. 2 with 12 top-10 marks of its own from its sprints and mid-distance crew. Three of those efforts are in the 400 from Kennedy Simon (No. 1, 52.15), Rhasidat Adeleke (No. 5, 52.61) and Stacey-Ann Williams (No. 6, 52.62). Those three are also part of the nation’s third-best 4×400 with a time of 3:31.26). Don’t forget about Julien Alfred, who ran the nation’s fastest 60 of the season in 7.10.
Kentucky enters the season at No. 3 thanks to seven top-10 marks. Abby Steiner, who set the collegiate record in the 300 to open up the season, leads the Wildcats with her national leading performance in the 200 of 22.58 and the second-fastest mark in the 60 of 7.17. Steiner is also part of the nation’s fastest 4×400 relay (3:28.62). Two other top-5 marks for the Wildcats come from Masai Russell in the 60H (8.01) and the DMR (11:22.68).
Texas Tech is the fourth-ranked team in Week 1 after picking up seven top-10 marks. Six of those efforts are in the jumps with a pair of No. 1s from Monae’ Nichols in the long jump (6.66m/21-10¼) and Ruth Lasmane in the triple jump (13.85m/45-5¼). Ruth Usoro is ranked No. 3 in the long jump (6.48m/21-3¼) and No. 4 in the triple jump (13.47m/44-2½), while Sidney Sapp adds a No. 4 performance in the high jump (1.84m/6-½).
Florida rounds out the top-5 and has six top-5 marks in the early season. Grace Starks leads the Gators with her national leading effort in the 60H of 7.86, moving her into a tie for third in collegiate history. Adding to the Gators’ tally with top-3 efforts are Jasmine Moore (long jump: No. 2, 6.58m/21-7¼), Natricia Hooper (triple jump: No. 2, 13.60m/44-7½) and Imogen Barrett (800: No. 3, 2:05.64).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1 of the 2022 season: No. 6 NC State, No. 7 BYU, No. 8 Ole Miss, No. 9 LSU and No. 10 Texas A&M. This is the Wolfpack’s best ranking in program history, topping their No. 8 placement from 2016.
Mark your calendars for March 11-12, as the 2022 NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Championships are set to take place at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.