2022 NJCAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
NEW ORLEANS – Indoor season continues to get hotter.
Here is the newest edition of the NJCAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI, 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
Iowa Western CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)
All TFRI Reports
While No. 1 remained the same, elsewhere the top-5 saw significant changes.
New Mexico JC added nearly 90 points to its total – now at 411.41 – thanks mostly to an impressive 27 top-10 marks that includes five national-leading efforts. Two T-Birds each top a pair of events – Deshana Skeete in the 200 (24.18) and 400 (55.41) and Damaris Chewon in the 3000 (10:18.10) and 5000 (17:19.11). Also leading the country is current National Athlete of the Week Kimeone McLeod in the 60 hurdles (8.40). Aaliyah Lindsay has top-5 marks in three jumping events (No. 2 in high jump at 1.67m/5-5¾, No. 3 in triple jump at 11.85m/38-10½ and No. 4 in long jump at 5.95m/19-6¼), while Ese Awusa adds a pair of top-5 efforts (No. 2 in 60 hurdles at 8.45, No. 3 in 200 at 24.58). NMJC also owns two highly ranked relay squads (No. 2 in the 4×400 at 3:47.09, No. 3 in the distance medley at 12:39.49).
Iowa Western CC moves up one position to No. 2, its highest ever in the TFRI since it began in 2015. The Reivers improved its total of top-10 marks to 20, with three Reivers leading the national lists: Hilda Chebet in the mile (5:04.56), Victory George in the triple jump (12.23m/40-1½) and Aaliyah McNeil in the high jump (1.77m/5-9¾). McNeil – who is also No. 5 in the long jump (5.77m/18-11 ¼) – is one of four Reivers with multiple top-5 marks. Nickisha Pryce rates in three events (No. 2 in 600 at 1:34.12, No. 4 in 400 at 56.21) and No. 5 in 200 at 24.68), while Osayi Omorodion is No. 3 in the 60 hurdles (8.55) and long jump (6.10m/20-0¼) and Shariden Richardson is No. 5 in the 600 (1:35.15) and 1000 (3:06.63). Iowa Western can add the No. 2 distance medley team (19:39.42), anchored by Chebet and led off Mercy Biwott (No. 2 in the 5000 at 17:54.46).
Cloud County (Kan.) CC is No. 3 with 17 top-10 marks. The T-Birds also have nine top-5 marks, led by pole vaulter Maggie Armstrong, who leads a 2-5 at 3.20m/10-6. Also rating No. 2 in the nation is Tahisha Thompson in the weight throw at 15.49m/50-10, while the 4×400 relay team is No. 3 (3:47.24) and the distance medley unit is No. 4 (12:44.07). All but one of Cloud County’s top-5 ranked athletes is a freshman.
Moving up one spot to No. 4 is Barton (Kan.) CC with 13 top-10 marks. The Cougars lead the country in three events, with Kayan Green in the 1000 (2:57.42), Kelsie Murrell-Ross in the shot put (15.04m/49-4¼) and the 4×400 relay (3:46.21). Green is also No. 3 in the 600 (1:34.22), while Nia Robinson is No. 2 in the long jump (6.17m/20-3). The throws crew is bolstered by Efe Latham 3 in the weight throw at (No. 3 at 15.03m/49-3 ¾) and Jada Sewell (No. 4 at 13.14m/43-1½).
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.) jumps four places to No. 5, its highest rating since 2020. The Mustangs took over the No. 1 position in the distance medley at 11:51.81 with a foursome anchored by Aaliyah Moore. Individually, Moore is No. 2 in the 800 (2:12.65) and 1000 (3:00.42), plus No. 3 in the mile (5:09.01). Also rating highly in two events is Tshwanelo Maruping, who is No. 3 in the 3000 (10:18.41) and No. 5 in the mile (5:11.39).
Finishing out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC, No. 7 Iowa Central CC, No. 8 South Plains (Texas), No. 9 Hawkeye (Iowa) CC and No. 10 Cowley (Kan.).
March 4-5 is circled on everyone’s calendar, as that’s when the NJCAA Indoor Championships are scheduled at Pittsburg State’s Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.