2022 NJCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
NEW ORLEANS – Musical chairs continues as a third team now occupies the No. 1 position in the Week 4 edition of the 2022 NJCAA Women’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index, which was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Only marks from the 2022 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons have been used in this objective compilation.
NJCAA Division I — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Western CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
South Plains (Texas)
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
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It’s Iowa Western CC‘s turn to lead the ratings, rising up from No. 2 the last two weeks. Winners of the NJCAA Indoor Championships in March, the Reivers are No. 1 for the first time since ratings began in 2018. Iowa Western has 23 top-10 marks, with an amazing six of them being national leaders. Hilda Chebet paces the nation in two events (1500 at 4:30.19, 5000 at 16:42.91). Also leading their respective events are Tirecia Walcott in the 100 (11.48w), Nickisha Pryce in the 400 (53.68), Miracle Ailes in the high jump (1.81m/5-11¼) and Victory George in the triple jump (12.86m/42-2¼).
Barton (Kan.) CC drops to No. 2, just some 10 points behind No. 1 after taking a weekend off from competition. The Cougars lead the nation with 25 top-10 marks, of which an impressive 18 are in the top-5. Barton has two national leaders in Lashanna Graham (59.14 in the 400 hurdles) and Kelsie Murrell-Ross (15.54m/51-0 in the shot put).
New Mexico JC remains No. 3 after not competing last weekend. The T-Birds have 25 top-10 marsk, led by national 200 leader Deshana Skeete at 23.56.
No. 4 continues to be Defending champion South Plains (Texas), which also didn’t compete last weekend. The Texans have 17 top-10 marks and 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).
Cloud County (Kan.) CC maintains the No. 5 position. The T-Birds have 16 top-10 marks and increased their number of national leaders to four – Vimbayi Maisvorewa (400, 53.68), Lucy Ndungu (10,000, 37:29.44), Hollie Stewart (javelin, 43.17m/141-8) and the 4×800 relay team (9:22.84).
Completing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Central Arizona, No. 7 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC, No. 8 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 9 Hinds (Miss.) CC and No. 10 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.).
The 2022 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships are just four weeks away, for scheduled May 19-21 at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kansas.