2022 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – A lot of changes occurred as we flipped the calendar to February!
Here is the third 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.
NCAA Division I — Women's Indoor Track & Field
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Florida held down the top spot for the second straight week. The Gators own 15 national top-10 marks this season, with 13 of them sitting in the top-5 and three national leaders. Jasmine Moore continues to rule the triple jump after setting the collegiate record in the event (14.55m/47-9), while Grace Stark has a hand in two of those national-leading efforts with the top times in the 60 (7.12) and 60H (7.86). In total, the Gators are ranked among the top-10 across ten events.
Texas climbed one spot to No. 2 in Week 3. The Longhorns have 13 of their own top-10 performances this season, including a pair of No. 1s from Julian Alfred in the 60 (7.12c/7.10A) and Kristine Blazevica in the pentathlon (4402). The Longhorns received a boost this past weekend at the New Mexico Classic after registering five top-10 efforts in the 200 by Kynnedy Flannel (No. 4), Rhasidat Adeleke (No. 6), Kennedy Simon (No. 7), Alfred (No. 8) and Stacey-Ann Williams (No. 10). Williams, Flannel, Alfred and Simon also ran on the 4×400 relay that turned in the third-best time of the year.
Arkansas fell one spot to No. 3 to no fault of its own. The Razorbacks have 11 national top-10 marks, including the nation’s fastest DMR (10:51.63) and second-fastest 4×400 relay (3:29.38). A trio of Arkansas athletes hold No. 4 billings in their respective events: Morgan Burks-Magee in the 400; Quinn Owen in the 800; Nastassja Campbell in the pole vault. Lauren Gregory also has a pair of No. 6 performances in both the mile and 5000.
LSU continues to climb the national leaderboard, this time jumping one spot to No. 4 this week. The Tigers have nine national top-10 performances with six of those sitting in the top-5. Lisa Gunnarsson gave the Tigers a boost after taking over the national lead in the pole vault (4.51m/14-9½), while Alia Armstrong clocked the fourth-best time in the 60 to go with her national lead in the 60H (7.86). Don’t forget about Favour Ofili, who picked up a pair of top-5 efforts in the 60 and 200.
Kentucky slid one spot to No. 5 to round out this week’s top teams. The Wildcats have five performances that sit among the top-5 of their respective events. Abby Steiner continues to hold the fastest time in the 200 (22.58) and is part of the top-ranked 4×400 relay (3:29.06c/3:28.62A). Other top-5 performances come from Steiner (60), Alexis Holmes (400), Masai Russell (60H) and the DMR.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 8 NC State, No. 9 BYU and No. 10 Virginia Tech. The Hokies are back in the top-10 for the first time since 2009.
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.