2022 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
NEW ORLEANS – There’s a new No. 1 in Week 2!
Here is the second 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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Florida soared four spots to No. 1 for the first time since 2016. The Gators have amassed 16 total top-10 performances, in which 13 of those sit among the top-5 nationally. Let’s start with Jasmine Moore’s collegiate record in the triple jump after bounding 14.55m (47-9) to take over the national lead. Natricia Hopper also improved upon her No. 2 mark in the triple jump (14.10m/46-3¼) to give the Gators the top-2 performances in the event. Already the national leader in the 60H, Grace Stark also clocked the No. 1 time in the 60 in 7.12. Other Gators that shined this past weekend are Anna Hall in the pentathlon (No. 2, 4370), Talitha Diggs in the 400 (No. 2, 52.00) and 200 (No. 4, 22.91), Parker Valby in the 3000 (No. 3, 8:53.89) and the Gators’ 4×400 (No. 3, 3:31.61) and DMR (No. 3, 11:00.92).
Arkansas dropped one spot to No. 2 in Week 2 and boasts 14 top-10 marks of their own. Three of those marks are national-leading performances from Quinn Owen in the 800 (2:04.03), Nastassja Campbell in the pole vault (4.45m/14-7¼) and the Razorbacks’ DMR (10:51.63), which posted the No. 3 time in collegiate history. Not to be outdone, Morgan Burks-Magee is No. 3 in the 400 (52.06) and runs a leg of Arkansas’ second-ranked 4×400 relay (3:29.38).
Texas will start Week 2 at No. 3. The Longhorns have seven top-10 performances and two national-leading marks from Julien Alfred in the 60 (7.12c/7.10A) and Kristine Blazevica in the pentathlon (4402). Boasting No. 5 billings in their respective events are Kennedy Flannel (200) and Kennedy Simon (400), with Simon also running a leg on the fourth-ranked 4×400 relay.
Kentucky is ranked No. 4 in the second National TFRI of the year and has seven top-10 performances. Abby Steiner continues to lead the Wildcats with three-top-5 efforts in the 200 (No. 1, 22.58), 60 (No. 4, 7.19c/7.17A) and runs a leg of the nation’s fastest 4×400 relay (3:29.06c/3:28.62A). Alexis Holmes (400) and Masai Russell (60H) clocked top-5 performances in their respective events this past weekend, while Kentucky’s DMR posted the fourth-best time of the year.
LSU rounds out the top-5 with a four-spot improvement. The Tigers have seven top-10 efforts on the Descending Order List this season, including one national-leading effort by Alia Armstrong in the 60H (7.86). Armstrong’s performance also moves her into a tie for No. 3 in collegiate history. Other top performers for the Tigers are Favour Ofili in the 200 (No. 3, 22.80) and Abigail O’Donoghue in the high jump (No. 3, 1.86m/6-1¼).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Texas Tech, No. 7 BYU, No. 8 Ole Miss, No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 10 Oklahoma State. This is the Cowgirls’ best ranking in program history, topping their previous best of No. 11 in 2017.
Mark your calendars for March 9-10, as the 2022 NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Championships are set to take place at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.