2022 NJCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
NEW ORLEANS – After a virtual tie last week, New Mexico JC gained some breathing room in the Week 2 edition of the 2022 NJCAA Women’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
No marks from previous seasons have been used as this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
NJCAA Division I — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
New Mexico JC
Iowa Western CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
South Plains (Texas)
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
All TFRI Reports
New Mexico JC leads the TFRI by some 38 points after starting the season with a margin of less than one point. The T-Birds still have a nation-leading 23 top-10 marks, but the quality has improved with 12 among the top-5. They are led by Ese Awusa, who is the nation’s fastest in the 200 at 23.82. Contributing No. 2 marks are Kimeone McLeod in the 100 hurdles (13.70w) and Damaris Chewon in the 5000 (17:19.11).
Moving up to No. 2 is Iowa Western CC, winner of the NJCAA Indoor Championships in March. The Reivers have 20 top-10 performances, leading the way in six events. Hilda Chebet paces the nation in two events (1500 at 4:30.19, 5000 at 17:08.71). Also leading their respective events are current National Athlete of the Week Miracle Ailes in the high jump (1.81m/5-11¼), Nickisha Pryce in the 400 (53.68), Victory George in the triple jump (12.86m/42-2¼) and Antonia Sealy in the javelin (42.39m/139-1). Adding a No. 2 effort is Alliyah McNeil in the high jump at 1.78m/5-10.
No. 3 is Barton (Kan.) CC. The Cougars own 20 marks in the top-10, with a nation-leading six of them No. 1 or No. 2. Tops are Lashanna Graham in the 400 hurdles at 59.15 and Kelsie Murrell-Ross in shot put at 15.54m/51-0. Nia Robinson is No. 2 in the long jump (6.21m/20-4½) and triple jump (12.60m/41-4¼), as is Jayda Dillon in the 100 (11.73w) and the 4×400 relay (3:42.51).
Defending champion South Plains (Texas) moves up to No. 4. The Texans have 20 top-10 marks with three national leaders – two by Joniar Thomas (long jump at 6.32m/20-9 and heptathlon at 5256) along with the 4×400 relay (3:41.67). Adding No. 2 efforts are Shenell Tucker (400 hurdles at 60.78) and Kimola Hines (discus at 46.33m/152-0).
No. 5 is Cloud County (Kan.) CC. The T-Birds have 16 top-10 marks led by the nation’s best 4×800 relay team (9:22.84). Individually, Cloud County has three No. 2 marks – Vimbayi Maisvorewa in the 400 (53.86), Ludjenie Mondesir in the steeplechase (11:43.00) and Hollie Stewart in the javelin (39.71m/130-4).
Finishing out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Central Arizona, No. 7 Iowa Central CC, No. 8 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 9 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC and No. 10 Hinds (Miss.) CC.
Everyone has the target dates of May 19-21, which is when the 2022 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kansas.