2022 NJCAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Indoor season has begun in a big way.

Accordingly, here is the first edition of the NJCAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released Wednesday 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.

NJCAA — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
New Mexico JC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Western CC
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
1
New Mexico JC
2
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
3
Iowa Western CC
4
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
5
Barton (Kan.) CC
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New Mexico JC is starting the season with many of its cylinders pumping, as the T-Birds have a share of five national-leading marks. Four NMJC top event lists: Deshana Skeete in the 200 (24.18), Damaris Chewon in the 3000 (10:18.10), Kimeone McLeod in the 60 hurdles (8.50) and Aaliyah Lindsay in the triple jump (11.85m/38-10½). The fifth event in which the T-Birds lead is the 4×400 relay (3:47.09). Skeete and Lindsay are two of three T-Birds with a pair of top-5 efforts – Skeete is also No. 3 in the 400 (56.43), while Lindsay adds a No. 3 in the long jump (5.95m/19-6¼). Ese Awusa also owns two top-5 marks, rating No. 2 in the 60 hurdles (8.53) and No. 3 in the 200 (24.58). Other T-Birds in the top-5 are Alexa Contreras (pole vault, No. 3 at 3.05m/10-0), Ashantae Bollers (200, No. 5 at 24.78), Sarah Bertry (3000, No. 5 at 10:52.72) and Jayla Brown (triple jump, No. 5 at 11.44m/37-6½).

Cloud County (Kan.) CC is No. 2 in TFRI, but No. 1 in terms of top-10 marks with 20. The T-Birds also have the most athletes with top-5 marks – 10 individuals, plus a relay. Leading the way is Tahisha Thompson in the weight throw (No. 1, 15.49m/50-10). Two athletes rate No. 3 in Maggie Armstrong (pole vault, 3.05m/10-0) and Hollie Stewart (shot put, 12.78m/41-11¼). There are four T-Birds checking in at No. 4 – Pamela Milano (800, 2:20.64), Melody Ochana (1000, 3:09.53), Vanessa Mercera (high jump, 1.65m/5-5) and Faithlyn Irving (triple jump, 11.67m/38-3½). At No. 5 currently are Leonie Beu (600, 1:35.69), Mia Manley (pole vault, 2.85m/9-4¼) and the 4×400 relay (3:52.88). With the exception of Milano, all of the athletes are freshmen.

Defending NJCAA Indoor champion Iowa Western CC follows at No. 3 with 16 top-10 marks. Two Reivers top the list of qualifiers: current National Athlete of the Week Alliyah McNeil (high jump, 1.77m/5-9¾) and Mercy Biwott (5000, 17:54.46). Osayi Omorodion adds a pair of top-5 efforts – 60 hurdles (No. 3, 8.55) and long jump (No. 4, 5.83m/19-1½). Six more Reivers have top-5 marks: Nickisha Pryce (600, No. 2 at 1:34.12), Terresha Walcott (60, No. 3 at 7.64), Shariden Richardson (1000, No. 3 at 3:06.63), Dyandra Gray (60 hurdles, No. 4 at 8.56), Elizabeth Sebera (weight throw, No. 4 at 14.00m/45-11¼) and Bethany Stacey (1000, No. 5 at 3:10.06).

Indian Hills (Iowa) CC is No. 4 with eight top-10 marks. The Warriors lead three events, and Aaliyah Simmons has two of them in the 600 (1:32.42) and 800 (2:12.48). Kahliyah Anderson tops the 400 (55.94) and anchored the No. 2 4×400 relay team (3:48.74), which also included Simmons. Indian Hills has another top-5 rater in the high jumper Haleigh Hadley (No. 4 at 1.65m/5-5). This is the highest Indian Hills has rated in the national TFRI.

Barton (Kan.) CC is No. 5 with 12 top-10 marks. The Cougars have four performances in the top-5, dominated by the shot put with national leader Kelsie Murrell-Ross (15.04m/49-4¼) and No. 4 Jada Sewell (12.76m/41-10½). Also in the top-5 are Nia Robinson (long jump, No. 2 at 6.17m/20-3) and Kayan Green (600, No. 3 at 1:34.22).

Completing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 South Plains (Texas), No. 7 Iowa Central CC, No. 8 Hawkeye (Iowa) CC, No. 9 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.) and No. 10 Butler (Kan.) CC.

All teams have the target of March 4-5, which is when the NJCAA Indoor Championships are scheduled at Pittsburg State’s Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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

2022 Week #1 - January 26th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2021
FINAL
1new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC320.90Region VWest6
2cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC287.14Region VICentral3
3iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC275.75Region XIMidwest1
4indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC179.66Region XIMidwest19
5barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC177.14Region VICentral4
6south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)168.31Region VWest2
7iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC138.01Region XIMidwest5
8hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC135.07Region XIMidwest10
9monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)134.81Region XVAtlantic---
10butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC112.13Region VICentral8
11fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC93.59Region VICentral14
12western-texasWESTERN TEXAS89.56Region VWest13
13essex-county-n-jESSEX COUNTY (N.J.)85.59Region XIXAtlantic---
14cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)82.70Region VICentral7
15hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC79.57Region XXIIIWest---
16hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC69.79Region VICentral---
17mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC65.58Region IWest---
18southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO63.45Region XVIIIWest17
19trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)39.40Region IXWest11
20highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC38.76Region VICentral14
21vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)27.22Region XIIMidwest12
22coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC23.55Region VICentral14
23colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC22.09Region VICentral18
24garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC19.26Region VICentral24
25paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC10.83Region IWest---


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Iowa Western CC3211111
New Mexico JC1122222
Cloud County (Kan.) CC2333333
South Plains (Texas)6844554
Barton (Kan.) CC5455445
Iowa Central CC7786676
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)9577767
Highland (Kan.) CC20131210998
Hinds (Miss.) CC1516131212119
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC46688810
Southern Idaho1814179101011
Butler (Kan.) CC10121113151412
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC1111915111213
Western Texas12151614131314
Cowley (Kan.)14101011141514
Mesa (Ariz.) CC17211518201816
Pima (Ariz.) CC2016171717
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC16171919192018
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC891417161619
Trinidad State (Colo.)19192221212220
Essex County (N.J.)13181822232121
Bryant & Stratton (Va.)2423242322
DuPage (Ill.)283026272722
Garden City (Kan.) CC24242727252524
Colby (Kan.) CC232021201819
Allen (Kan.) CC342223252224
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC222525242626
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC252929293130
Vincennes (Ind.)212326283334

USTFCCCA NJCAA Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/26
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Mon 1/24
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Week 2Wed 2/2
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Mon 1/31
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Tue 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/9
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Mon 2/7
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Week 4Wed 2/16
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Mon 2/14
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Week 5Wed 2/23
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Week 6Wed 3/2
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Tue 3/1
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/5
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